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

Bean's Safari

smithmegan325 January 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students will practice animal and emotion vocabulary as well as practice present simple and present continuous.
Scene summary:
Mr. Bean takes a trip to the Safari Park and ends up with a special guest that follows him home.
Video length: 10 minutes 32 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals: Tappable pictionary ("Tap XY on the screen")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
First published: 2019-01-12, 11:59:09 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Tap the stuffed monkeys

2) Tap the maps in the box.

3) Tap the big giraffe and little giraffe

4) Tap the lion

5) How does the lion feel?

  • He is happy.
  • He is sad.
  • He is angry.
  • He is excited.

6) Tap the monkeys.

7) What does the monkey want?

  • The monkey wants Teddy.
  • The monkey wants the sandwich.
  • The monkey wants to drive.
  • The monkey wants the car.

8) Tap the 'no bananas' sign.

9) What is the monkey doing?

  • The monkey is eating.
  • The monkey is laughing.
  • The monkey is breaking the wiper.
  • The monkey is crying.

10) What is the monkey doing? (Use present continuous)

Fill the gap: The ________________________ is ________________________ (to climb) the tree.

11) What are the monkeys doing?

Put the words in order: are food! Mr.Bean's They eating

12) Tap the monkey who is in the backseat!

13) How does the monkey feel?

  • The monkey is happy.
  • The monkey is angry.
  • The monkey is sad.
  • The monkey is mad.

14) Does the monkey like bananas?

Put the words in order: Yes, the likes lot. monkey a bananas

15) Tap the clock.

16) Tap the elephants.

17) How do the monkeys feel?

  • They are sad.
  • They are angry.
  • They are happy.
  • They are bored.

18) What is Mr. Bean doing?

Put the words in order: is back his on the He car. wiper putting

19) Who is in Mr. Bean's car?

Fill the gap: There ________________________ a lion ________________________ Mr. Bean's car!

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