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Task Description
A vocab booster: students will master a bunch of useful words in this 3-minute video through 9 questions (7 multiple choice and 2 matching tasks). The lesson is complete with a lesson plan including a recommendation for a follow-up zombie prank video, discussion questions and a vocab list.
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Scene summary
An explainer video about zombies made by Common Craft that has been watched over 2 million times. A highly recommended watch if you want to teach your students how to survive a zombie invasion.
Video length
3 minutes 0 second
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Vocabulary practice
General topic
Other pedagogical goals
This video jokingly teaches students about how to survive a zombie invasion.
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Proficient (C2), Advanced (C1), Upper-intermediate (B2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
Which is NOT a usual trait of zombies?
shoulders off kilter
pale skin
limpy legs
fists clenched
2. Match the two halves.
not broken or damaged : having every part
to wait in a secret or hidden place especially to do sg wicked
to walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot.
to look like someone or something else
off kilter
out of balance
3. Choose the correct options.
First, you should ...
go to a safe place
have sufficient food and other supplies
buy bananas and water
camouflage yourself
4. Choose the correct options.
Which was among the useful tips?
take the high ground when you encounter zombies
ascend a tall building
appropriate a boat and hide inside it
disguise yourself as a fellow-zombie
get to a place of high elevation
5. Choose the correct options.
How can you incapacitate a zombie according to the zombie expert?
chop off its head
eat its heart out
give it a brain teaser that it cannot solve
cut its oxygen supply
6. Choose the correct options.
Which one is NOT among the recommended tools for decapitating a zombie?
7. Fill the gap.
a zombie onis more dangerous than a normal one.
8. Choose the correct options.
The effect of a zombie bite is irreversible, so...
you shouldn't bother with chopping off their head
you have no choice but to use antiseptic on it
there is no point in using a band aid
the best you can do is to die with dignity
9. Match the two halves.
a result
be on the lookout
to watch out for danger
to move or go away from a place especially because it is dangerous
to see (something or someone that is being looked for or that is rarely seen)
to go in a specified direction or toward a specified place
Lesson Plan
1. Ask your students how they would protect themselves against zombies. Ask them if they know another name for zombies (the 'undead' or 'walking dead').
2. Tell your students you are going to teach them how to protect themselves in case of a zombie attack.
3. Watch this explainer video first without the questions to let students enjoy it.
Follow-up tasks
1. You can go on to watch this zombie prank: After having surgery to remove her wisdom teeth, two brothers convinced their groggy little sister there was a zombie apocalypse happening -- and they were in danger. Ask your students why it was so easy to prank the girl. Ask students if they would do this prank to their sibling.
2. You can assign this worksheet as homework:
Discussion questions
1. Do you like zombie movies?
2. What is a zombie?
3. What would you do if you woke up one day and there were zombies all over the place in your city?
4. What do you think zombies spend their days with?
5. If you were a parent, at what age would allow your child to watch a zombie movie?
6. Are you a walking zombie if you have next to no sleep?
7. Is there a time of the day or week you feel like a zombie?
8. What are some ways to kill zombies?
9. What is a famous Michael Jackson music video that features zombies?
10. How many monsters of Halloween can you name?
Vocabulary list
off kilter adj.
off balance
pale adj.
light in color
limp adj.
to walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot.
(fists) clenched adj.
fists closed tightly
intact adj.
not broken or damaged : having every part
lurk v.
to wait in a secret or hidden place especially in order to do something wrong or harmful
resemble v.
to look like someone or something else
camouflage v.
to hide (something) by covering it up or making it harder to see
proper adj.
adequate, suitable
rations n.
food and supplies
underestimate v.
to estimate (something) as being less than the actual size, quantity, or number
take the high ground (expression)
to have moral or intellectual advantage over others
keep your cool (expression)
keep calm; don't lose your head
infection n.
a disease caused by germs that enter the body
ascend v.
go up : to rise or move toward the sky or climb a mountain
appropriate v.
to take or use (something) especially in a way that is illegal, unfair, etc.
disguise v.
to change the usual appearance, sound, taste, etc., of (someone or something) so that people will not recognize that person or thing
elevation n.
the height of a place
incapacitate v
to make (someone or something) unable to work, move, or function in the usual way : disable
brain teaser n.
a puzzle that is difficult to figure out or solve
decapitate v.
cut the head off
chop off v.
cut off
axe n.
a tool that has a heavy metal blade and a long handle and that is used for chopping wood
chainsaw n.
a tool that cuts wood with a circular chain that is driven by a motor and made up of many connected sharp metal teeth
machete n.
a large, heavy knife that is used for cutting plants and as a weapon
scythe n.
a farming tool with a curved blade and long handle that is used for cutting grass, grain, etc.
napalm n.
a thick substance that contains gasoline and that is used in bombs that cause a destructive fire over a wide area
hand grenade n.
a small bomb that is designed to be thrown by someone or shot from a rifle
flame v.
to burn with a flame : to produce a flame
be on fire
in the process of burning
irreversible adj.
impossible to change back to a previous condition or state; impossible to be reversed
bother with v.
to take the time to do something : to make an effort to do something
there is no point in doing sg (expression)
it's useless, pointless, in vain
have no choice but to ... (expression)
you are in a difficult situation with only one thing left to do
antiseptic n.
a substance that prevents infection in a wound by killing bacteria
band aid n.
a small bandage to cover a wound
dignity n.
the quality of being worthy of honor or respect
be on the lookout
watch out for danger
retreat v.
to move or go away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc.
sight v.
to see (something or someone that is being looked for or that is rarely seen or difficult to see)
head v.
to go in a specified direction or toward a specified place
outcome n.
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