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Task Description
Simple past - Learners will answer questions about the video using the simple past form of the verbs. As a follow up activity, students could also write the story - a narrative - of Ellie and Carl based on what they understood from the video. A good way of practicing the past tenses (simple past, past continuous; when/while, etc.) in a meaningful way. The video can also be used as a prompt for oral practice. Students can tell the story they saw.
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Scene summary
Ellie and Carl's relation over time - a sequence of scenes with important moments in their lives - their wedding, their house, their work, their plans for the future, their dream trip, and how their lives progress in time.
Video length
4 minutes 22 seconds
Video genre
Film scenes
Language goals
Grammar practice
Grammar topic
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Beginner (pre-A1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Elementary schoolers, High schoolers
Elementary schoolers
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
Was Ellie happy at the wedding?
Yes, she did.
Yes, she is.
Yes, she was.
2. Choose the correct options.
Did Carl's family go to the wedding?
Yes, they went.
Yes, they did.
Yes, they go.
3. Choose the correct options.
They ... the house after they ... married.
4. Choose the correct options.
Carl and Ellie ... together at the zoo.
did not work
do not work
5. Choose the correct options.
During a picnic, they...
started to think about having a baby
starts think about having a baby
started thought about having a baby
6. Choose the correct options.
Ellie and Carl ... sad because they ... a baby
was/not have
were/did not have
is/do not have
7. Choose the correct options.
They ... money for their trip, but they ... it on other things .
try save/have spend
tried to save/had to spend
tried saving/had spending
8. Choose the correct options.
Did they travel to their dream place?
No, they didn't.
No, they don't.
No, they not
9. Choose the correct options.
Ellie and Carl ... their whole lives together.
are spending
Deborafmir is from/lives in Brazil and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2018-02-10. Deborafmir last logged in on 2022-09-15, and has shared 1 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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