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What's Heavier - A Kilogramme of Steel or a Kilogramme of Feathers? (Limmy's Show)

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Task Description
A listening task based on the popular sketch from Limmy's Show. It helps students understand the Scottish accent.
Video details
Scene summary
A sketch from "Limmy's Show" in which our character struggles to understand a common riddle.
Video length
1 minute 15 seconds
Video genre
Comedy talk shows & comedy skits
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults, Business/professional students
high-school
High schoolers
adults
Adults
business-professional
Business/professional students
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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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This resource is licensed by GM1993 under the iSLCollective Copyright License.
Upload date
5/26/2020
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Unmix the sentence.
I've
got
a
question
for
you:
what's
heavier?
A
kilogramme
of
steel
or
a
kilogramme
of
feathers?
2. Unmix the sentence.
That's
right.
It's
a
kilogramme
of
steel
because
steel
is
heavier
than
feathers.
3. Unmix the sentence.
"That
doesn't
prove
anything.
Steel's
heavier
than
feathers."
4. Choose the correct options.
Why does Limmy (in the grey shirt) think that his friends are cheating?
They are using a different metal (not steel)
They aren't real feathers in the bag
The bag of feathers is much bigger than the steel
5. Choose the correct options.
What does Limmy (in the grey shirt) say?
Not you and all
And you make four
It's not true at all
6. Unmix the sentence.
I
don't
get
it
Discussion questions
1. Did you think the video was funny? Why / why not?
2. Do you think the Scottish accent is difficult to understand?
3. What do you think is different about the Scottish accent compared to accents you are used to?
Vocabulary list
Kilogramme
Older, British spelling of "kilogram"
Doesnae
"Doesn't" in Scottish English. In Scottish English, "nae" is "not." They also say "cannae" (cannot / can't) and "dinnae" (don't)
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