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CGI shorts Horse Dad

mermaid72 January 31, 2018

Task description & scene summary

The students are going to improve their listening skills and learn some English idioms like be on the fence, kick the bucket....
Scene summary:
It's a touching movie about family relationship. A young horse called Charlie growth increasingly frustrated by his father until....
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Level:
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-01-31, 11:41:48 (GMT+1)

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Put the words in order: The Dad, like English or you which Western? the do better?

2)

Fill the gap: I ________________________ Charlie. I am on the fence.

3) I'm on the fence means ...

  • I can't make a decision when presented with two options.
  • I like climbing fences
  • I can't stand fences

4) Get ... the fence.

  • on
  • off
  • by

5)

Put the words in order: there. over wish we I were

6)

Put the words in order: is on greener side. The other grass the always

7) The grass is always greener on the other side means ...

  • it's better for grass to change sides.
  • somebody is in a better situation than you.
  • the grass can be greener only in shades.

8)

Fill the gap: I'm ________________________ saying it.

9)

Put the words in order: on! it! bucket. kicked Come I Say the

10) Dad, you are so ...

  • lovely.
  • lazy.
  • lame.

11) To kick the bucket means ...

  • to die.
  • to drive somebody crazy.
  • to behave bad.

12)

Put the words in order: horse is different a Now colour. that a of

13) The idiom "The horse of a different colour" means ...

  • horses often change colours.
  • something completely different.
  • something needs to be coloured.

14) Charlie feels really ... ( More than one right answer)

  • sad.
  • gloomy.
  • miserable.
  • merry.
  • blue.
  • upset

15) What is Charlie doing?

  • Screaming.
  • Crying.
  • Laughing
  • whistling

16)

Put the words in order: fix is Charlie with the broken about glue. some fence to

17)

Fill the gap: Dad, I ________________________ you died.

18)

Put the words in order: sticks always Family together.

19)

Fill the gap: I ________________________ you son.

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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roreyco
2018-02-01 18:09:25
Thanks a lot!