Task description & scene summary

Task description:
A history channel video full of facts and trivia that you (probably) didn't know about Easter. It mostly focuses on the US.
Scene summary:
A voiceover slideshow discussing Easter traditions and its history, including some little-known facts
Video length: 3 minutes 10 seconds
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2021-03-23, 21:13:56 (GMT+1)
About the author
I'm a British ESL teacher living in Spain. <br /> <br /> I teach teens and adults and make a lot of my own stuff. I'm looking forward to sharing some of it with you here!

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) Fill in the gap (two words)

Fill the gap: It is the culmination of the ________________________ of lent

2) What does 'secular' mean?

  • Religious
  • Not religious
  • Important
  • Unimportant

3) Was the first celebration of Easter in the second century?

  • Definitely yes
  • Probably
  • Probably not
  • Definitely not

4) Eostre was a goddess of which people?

  • The Romans
  • The Celts
  • The Greeks
  • The Anglo-Saxons

5) Fill in the missing words (two gaps)

Fill the gap: Rabbits are an ancient symbol of ________________________ and new ________________________

6) When was the Easter Bunny brought to America?

  • In the 16th century
  • In the 17th century
  • In the 18th century
  • In the 19th century

7) Who banned eggs? (And other foods)

  • The King
  • The Queen
  • The Church
  • The Merchant's Guild

8) What do you think 'lavish' means?

  • Crazy
  • Extravagant
  • Fun
  • Dull

9) Correct the wrong word

Correct the wrong word: They began giving each other jewel-encrusted eggs like Easter gifts

10) Find the missing word

Fill the gap: ...Fabergé, who was ________________________ to make jeweled Easter eggs for his wife

11) How did jelly beans become popular at Easter?

  • Poor children bought them instead of eggs
  • Merchants said they looked like eggs
  • Normal eggs were banned by the government
  • They tasted better than Easter eggs

12) Which holiday sells the most candy?

  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Hallowe'en
  • US Independence Day

Discussion questions

1. Do you celebrate Easter?

2. How do people celebrate Easter where you live?

3. Which of these facts were strange or new to you?

4. Would you like to borrow the Easter traditions of any other country?

5. What's your favourite holiday and why?

About the author

I'm a British ESL teacher living in Spain. <br /> <br /> I teach teens and adults and make a lot of my own stuff. I'm looking forward to sharing some of it with you here!

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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MissChio9
2021-04-08 17:12:43
Thanks a lot, really useful!