Video quiz of the month: Serial taxi

In June, we are featuring a video quiz created around a short thriller called Serial Taxi, talking about why we like it and how we would use it in class.

This time we offer three different focuses or lessons aims that could work with different class profiles: a prediction task involving productive skills (speaking or writing), a grammar focus on narrative tenses, as well as vocabulary work around expressions containing the word kill.

Hope you get to try one or all of these ideas soon.


Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Aladdin Present Continuous, fantasy and general vocabulary

Balena May 28, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Kids have to watch and listen carefully and dosome Present Continuous tasks, also general vocabulary
Scene summary:
The trailer introduces us to a very old tale, with its rich-poor, beggar-prince/princesses dichotomies.
Video length: 2 minutes 26 seconds
Video genre: Film trailer
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-05-28, 14:44:58 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: I know you guys have been ________________________ so here's the very first ________________________ for Aladdin.


Fill the gap: Don't get ________________________ before we ________________________ the trailer.

3) What is Aladdin doing?

  • running, climbing and jumping
  • climbing, swimming and jumping
  • flying, climbing and jumping
  • jumping, walking and running

4) Choose the correct answer:

  • He's a queen
  • She's a king
  • He's a king
  • He's a prince


Put the words in order: make rich can I you


Fill the gap: There's a ________________________ of wonders. Bring me the ________________________

7) What comes out of the magic lamp?

  • A genius
  • A gene
  • A genie


Fill the gap: Hey ________________________ you make me a ________________________


Put the words in order: outside the like prince a look on you


Fill the gap: I thought a ________________________ could go anywhere.


Put the words in order: me you do trust

12) What are they doing? (name two actions)

Answer the question using your own words

13) What does the song say?

Fill the gap: Don't you dare ________________________ your ________________________

14) Choose the correct option.

  • The genie is writing an ostrich.
  • The genie is riding an ostrich.
  • The genie is riding a platypus
  • The genie is eating a chicken


Fill the gap: The monkey is holding the lamp with it ________________________ hand.

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