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Students need to fill in the ONE WORD that is missing from the 18 subtitles/narrative lines I wrote for the tale. The sentences feature present simple, past simple, future simple sentences and a past continuous sentence. 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 short tale about a king who has a daughter who never smiles. In his desperation he organizes a contest to see if there is anyone in his kingdom who can make the princess smile. A story with a punchline.
Video length
2 minutes 29 seconds
Language goals
Speaking practice
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2), Elementary (A1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Elementary schoolers, Adults, High schoolers
Elementary schoolers
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
Your Majesty, your daughter isPlease follow me.
2. Fill the gap.
a beautiful baby!
3. Fill the gap.
The baby is not happy. I'll try toher up.
4. Fill the gap.
She won't cheer up. Maybe she doesn'tme.
5. Fill the gap.
How could Iher smile? I need a plan.
6. Fill the gap.
I have a good
7. Fill the gap.
The king announced a contest to see if anybody could make thesmile.
8. Fill the gap.
There came a sheik on ana man in a chicken costume, a pantomime artist, a lion tamer, and many others.
9. Fill the gap.
begin the contest!
10. Fill the gap.
The lion tamer put his head in the lion's
11. Fill the gap.
However hard they tried, no onecheer up the princess.
12. Fill the gap.
The contestantssadly.
13. Fill the gap.
The king's heart sank. He didn'twhat else to do.
14. Fill the gap.
Ouch! MyI'll die.
15. Fill the gap.
Father,did you leave me alone?
16. Fill the gap.
Suddenly the king opened his eyes and smiled. Then hissmiled back.
17. Fill the gap.
I got you! Iyou smile at last!
18. Fill the gap.
The princess was chasing her fathershe was mad with him.
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
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 2022-11-25, and has shared 459 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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