The American Thanksgiving Story (English subtitles)

Tomas79 November 19, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Answer the questions related to this beautiful and highly educational video. Questions are multiple match, multiple choice etc.
Scene summary:
An educational video lesson on Thanksgiving, its history and present. Meant to be used with students whose level is B1 at least.
Video length: 6 minutes 32 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License
First published: 2017-11-19, 10:26:26 (GMT+1)
About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What did the Pilgrims want?

  • They wanted to go to America.
  • They wanted to reform & purify England's churches
  • They wanted to have their own religious holiday.
  • They wanted to build their own churches.

2) Where did the Pilgrims go first?

Put the words in order: to Holland the sailed known freedom. Netherlands They religious as seeking also

3) Who did they persuade to finance their journey to the New World?

Fill the gap: They persuaded ________________________ to finance their journey to the New World.

4) Match the halves:

Match the items:
They sailed in September 1620on board.
Their ship was calledfrom Plymouth, England.
There were 102 passengersthe Mayflower.

5) How many people died on the journey to America?

  • One hundred people
  • Ten people
  • One person

6) Which of the following is NOT a synonym of the word BROOK?

  • stream
  • lake
  • creek
  • small river

7) How many people did not survive their first winter?

Fill the gap: Nearly ________________________ original group died.

8) Did the Native Americans attack the colonists?

  • No, they didn't.
  • Yes, they did.

9) What was the name of the man who made contact with the Pilgrims?

Fill the gap: He was called ________________________

10) What was the name of the indigenous person who helped them very much?

Fill the gap: His name was ________________________

11) Put in order.

Put the words in order: proclaimed thanksgiving Bradford to The day of God. Pilgrim William Governor a

12) How did the governor react to the drought?

  • He ordered to steal water from the natives.
  • He thought about digging more wells.
  • He ordered a day of fasting and prayer.
  • He thought about returning to Europe.

13) When is the current Thanksgiving Day held?

  • On the first Monday of November.
  • On November 23.
  • On the fourth Thursday of November.
  • On November 29.

14) After Thanksgiving Americans...

Match the items:
startbuying Christmas presents.
havea 4-5 day vacation.
travelfootball matches, TV programs and a parade.
watcha lot.

15) What do Americans NOT eat on Thanksgiving Day?

  • mashed potatoes with gravy
  • sweet potatoes
  • sweet corn
  • pumpkin pie
  • soul cakes

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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tantana
2017-11-19 16:31:49
Thank You so much!
Sweetcaroline5108
2017-11-20 09:57:55
Thanks a lot !
Aegli1
2017-11-20 11:33:17
It's amazing. Thanks so much!
mjcolontorres
2017-11-20 16:11:27
What an extraordinary activity. I'm thankful for having found it on these special festivities.Blessings, Marie :)
mjcolontorres
2017-11-20 16:11:29
What an extraordinary activity. I'm thankful for having found it on these special festivities.Blessings, Marie :)
mjcolontorres
2017-11-20 16:11:31
What an extraordinary activity. I'm thankful for having found it on these special festivities.Blessings, Marie :)
syktglad
2017-11-20 23:03:57
Thanks a lot! I loved the activities right on the video! I bet y students will love it!
Martea
2017-11-21 16:11:16
It is great!! Thank you!!
ygtkybc
2017-12-07 15:13:17
amazing
noelsue
2018-04-08 13:25:19
Thanks alot!
SchneiderBS
2018-11-17 07:15:57
Well done !
vmonthieux
2018-11-26 11:41:44
very good document
vmonthieux
2018-11-26 11:41:45
very good document
FelipeNascimento
2019-09-14 12:12:37
Amazing :D
gitfal
2019-11-06 13:39:40
Great! Thanks!
joana1975
2019-11-14 08:05:16
Thx for this activity. It's been really useful for my Oral English class
maripopp
2019-11-21 09:42:41
Thanks a lot fo the activity
ANGYTEACHER
2019-11-25 02:15:12
very useful thanks
ariastark
2019-12-02 15:13:00
Thanks very much. It is wonderful
jennyivony
2020-04-12 16:32:44
Thank you so much :)