Answering questions.

mermaid72 June 17, 2019

Using screenshots to predict content - How to teach English using videos EP03

In this episode we will be showing you how screenshots taken from a video can be used to generate interest and get students to predict the content. Checking their ideas against what they later hear and see in the video can also function as a great first listening task. 

We’re using two amazing short videos in the tutorial, both of which we found at Kieran Donaghy's popular Film English site: Fear of Flying and 5 things every presenter needs to know about people . Also download this and this accompanying worksheet we've made. :) 

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Do you have 1 minute for us? We are doing a quick survey to better understand your use of videos in class, and take advantage of this insight in developing our video quiz solution. Thank you for filling out this short form.

Peter Laszlo, iSLCollective co-founder


Great news: Kieran Donaghy is doing his popular 20-hour Film and Video in Language Teaching course again in Barcelona in 2019. Places are limited so apply now. When you apply, make sure to redeem your special 5% discount - a gift from Kieran for iSLCollective users - just mention the secret code "ISLCOLLECTIVE".

I can highly recommend his training based on my first-hand experience: I took the 5-day course in gorgeous Barcelona 2 years ago. It was truly a treasure trove of practical ideas that enriched my way of teaching a great deal. It was also very refreshing to enjoy a holiday in this amazing city while learning. Apply quick: First come, first served! / Peter Laszlo, iSLCollective Co-founder

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students are going to improve their listening skills and practise everyday English.
Scene summary:
James is at the medical centre as he's got an appointment with a doctor. He's there for a vaccination.
Video length: 2 minutes 21 seconds
Video genre: Film scene (animated or live-action with human-actors)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-06-17, 09:19:13 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: ________________________ I ________________________ you?

2) Yes, I'm here ... a vaccination.

  • to
  • by
  • for

3) What's your ...?

  • number
  • name
  • nationality


Correct the wrong word: How do you write that?

5) What's your ...?

  • address
  • attitude
  • ambitions


Correct the wrong word: And where's your postcode ?


Put the words in order: a number? phone contact you Have got


Correct the wrong word: Ok Mr. Allen, have a seat, please.

9) Please, come ...

  • on
  • in
  • out


Put the words in order: for Mr. here Allen, vaccination. a you're So


Find the extra word: That's absolutely right.

12) How ... are you, Mr. Allen?

  • good
  • old
  • odd

13) I am ...

  • 20
  • 22
  • 23
  • 33


Put the words in order: got see. you I any Have Oh, questions?


Fill the gap: I'm sorry. ________________________ you ________________________ that again, please?


Correct the wrong word: Have you got some questions?


Put the words in order: really necessary? this vaccination Is

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