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The Parrot Sketch - Monty Python's (Deep Listening Comprehension)

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Task Description
The video quiz has 8 multiple choice questions testing deep comprehension skills (i.e. if students understand the meaning of what's said). Because of the accent, I would classify it as most suited for Upper-Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) students, but it may as well work at Intermediate (B2) level, too.
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Scene summary
A customer returns a dead parrot to the pet shop. A funny exchange with the shopkeeper in 5:30 minutes.
Video length
5 minutes 29 seconds
Video genre
Film scenes
Language goals
Listening comprehension
General topic
Other pedagogical goals
A funny scene from a Monty Python skit will make your students laugh.
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1), Upper-intermediate (B2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults
High schoolers
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This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
The guy has ...
a problem
a bird to sell
found a lost bird
2. Choose the correct options.
The shopkeeper insists that ...
the bird is just relaxing
he can't buy the bird back
though the bird is dead, it has beautiful feathers
3. Choose the correct options.
The shopkeeper claims that the bird ...
pretends to be dead
is just unconscious
just moved
4. Choose the correct options.
The customer was ...
sold a live parrot.
sold a special parrot captured in Norway.
misinformed about the parrot's health on purchase
5. Choose the correct options.
The parrot was allegedly nailed to the perch ...
to prevent it from ripping the cage open
to make it seem alive
to punish it
6. Choose the correct options.
What is not a synonym of being dead?
to be pushing up the daisies
to be diseased
it's gone to meet its maker
7. Choose the correct options.
The shopkeeper offers ... as a replacement.
another parrot
a sparrow
a slug
8. Choose the correct options.
The shopkeeper says it was ... when he said Ipswich.
just a play on words
an unfortunate misunderstanding
a plain lie
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