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Task Description
The students choose between Simple Past and Past Progressive as well as their different forms of usage and apply the right forms in order to describe situations displayed by the video.
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Scene summary
The Incredible Smoke Seller arrives at a small town and one after another impresses the habitants with his magical tricks. The video ends with the Smoke Seller skipping town and all transformed objects vanishing into smoke.
Video length
6 minutes 27 seconds
Video genre
Short films
Language goals
Grammar practice
Grammar topic
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults, Elementary schoolers
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Elementary schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
A cat and a dog(fight) over a fish when the smoke seller(arrive) at the town.
2. Fill the gap.
The smoke seller(be) so fast that he almost(run) the dog over.
3. Fill the gap.
The seller(want) to present his beautiful stage but no one(watch).
4. Fill the gap.
An elderly woman(peel) potatoes and a man(shout) at his dog.
5. Fill the gap.
After the smoke seller(start) to play music, the lady(get) up .
6. Fill the gap.
While the music(play) the lady(walk) towards the stage.
7. Fill the gap.
The man(stand) there with flowers in his hands when the lady suddenly(turn) off the music.
8. Fill the gap.
The smoke seller(sit) on his stage when suddenly a little boy(run) past him.
9. Fill the gap.
The boy(kneel) on the ground when the smoke seller(transform) his stick into a toy plane.
10. Fill the gap.
The boy(run) after the plane when it(land) on the dog's head.
11. Fill the gap.
First the smoke seller(transform) the small dog into a bigger dog and afterwards(make) the old lady younger and prettier.
12. Fill the gap.
The dog(chase) the cat when it(hit) the boy.
13. Fill the gap.
The seller(pack) up when suddenly the little boy(complain) about his toy.
14. Fill the gap.
At the same time, the stick(fly) through the air and the dog(try) to catch it.
15. Fill the gap.
The mayor(appear) and the smoke seller(make) him a statue.
16. Fill the gap.
The whole town(wave) good-bye when it suddenly(start) to rain.
17. Fill the gap.
It(rain) still when the smoke seller(turn) back into an old man on a bicycle.
18. Fill the gap.
The smoke seller(drive) away, when all objects transformed back or(disappear).
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