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Watch the video and answer the following tasks. There are different types of tasks so be attentive.
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The video describes the life of a climbing boy, why this job existed in the 18th century and what were its disadvantages.
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1 minute 28 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
What job did the chimney sweep do?
climb narrow chimneys
deliver presents
rob houses
clean the ash and soot
lighten fireplaces
2. Fill the gap.
The demand for chimney sweeper increased in the 18th century with the rise of the
3. Guess the end.
Children were preferred for the job of chimney sweep due to their small size because...
5. Choose the correct options.
Why did the master of the house lighten the fireplace?
to brighten the chimney
to terrify the climbing boy
to warm up the climbing boy
to cook the climbing boy
Vocabulary list
a chimney
a tube on the roof of the house, from which smoke of the fireplace comes out
to sweep
to clean
ash and soot
dirt that remains after something has been burnt
to kidnap
to steal a child
an orphanage
place where children who were separeted from their bilogical families
a caterpillar
a baby of a butterfly
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