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Task Description
Fifteen sentences need to be transformed from Direct Speech into Reported Speech, including a mixture of statements, questions and commands, in present, past and future tenses. Students need to identify and tap on 9 objects in the freeze-framed screen at various points in the story. This video quiz checks students' understanding of the key events of the story based on only visual cues (it's a silent film, so no listening practice is involved). Feel free to check out the three related quizzes I made based on the same video: 1. 2. 3.
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Scene summary
A princess never smiles, which makes her father, the king very sad. Luckily, he has an idea how to make her smile at last.
Video length
2 minutes 29 seconds
Video genre
Short films
Language goals
Grammar practice
Grammar topic
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Elementary schoolers, Adults
High schoolers
Elementary schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
The jester told
2. Fill the gap.
The jester told
3. Fill the gap.
The king said that
4. Fill the gap.
The king asked
5. Fill the gap.
The king wondered
6. Fill the gap.
The king exclaimed that
7. Fill the gap.
The king said that they
8. Fill the gap.
The boy asked her mother
9. Fill the gap.
The judge said that
10. Fill the gap.
The king wondered
11. Fill the gap.
The king asked his daughter
12. Fill the gap.
The princess asked her father
13. Fill the gap.
The king told his daughter that
14. Fill the gap.
The king told his daughter that
15. Fill the gap.
The princess told
Vocabulary list
Your Majesty!
a formal phrase to greet a king or queen
cheer (sy) up v.
cheer up: to smile, become happy, cheer sy up: make sy smile/happy
announce v.
to make (something) known in a public or formal way : to officially tell people about (something)
contest n.
a competition; an event in which people try to win by doing something better than others
sheik n.
an Arab chief, ruler, or prince
pantomime n.
a way of expressing information or telling a story without words by using body movements and facial expressions
costume n.
the clothes that are worn by someone (such as an actor) who is trying to look like a different person or thing
lion tamer n.
a circus artist who works with lions
however adv.
to whatever degree or extent : no matter how — used before an adjective or adverb
contestant n.
a person who takes part in a contest
your heart sinks (expression)
When your heart sinks, you become sad or disappointed about something.
at last adv.
after a delay or long period of time
chase v.
to follow and try to catch (someone or something)
mad with sy
trick v.
to deceive (someone), to play jokes on someone
exclaim v.
to say (something) in an enthusiastic or forceful way
judge n.
a person who has the power to make decisions on cases brought before a court of law
wonder v.
to have interest in knowing or learning something : to think about something with curiosity
fool v.
to make (someone) believe something that is not true; to trick someone
jester n.
a man who in the past was kept by a ruler to amuse people by acting silly and telling jokes
Kisdobos is from/lives in Hungary and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2009-09-28. Kisdobos last logged in on 2023-01-30, and has shared 449 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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