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

Christmas Tree Song.

mermaid72 December 24, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The young students are going to improve their listening skills and revise some action words.
Scene summary:
It's a lovely song describing celebrating of Christmas. We can see what is going on in the house.
Video length: 2 minutes 14 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-24, 22:09:50 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Put the words in order: year. Wow! The at looks house so this of time beautiful

2) The lights on the tree go ...

  • blue
  • blink
  • wink
  • black


Fill the gap: The ________________________ on the tree go blink ________________________ Christmas Day.


Put the words in order: see I Do see? you what


Fill the gap: Look ________________________ the presents ________________________ the tree.


Fill the gap: The ________________________ go raddle, raddle, raddle.


Correct the wrong word: The parents in the house go raddle on Christmas Day.

8) What's that .... smell?

  • beautiful
  • wonderful
  • fantastic


Correct the wrong word: The Mom in the house goes wake .


Put the words in order: sound you is? what know that Do

11) The Dad in the house goes ...

  • score
  • swore
  • snore


Fill the gap: The Dad ________________________ goes snore on Christmas ________________________ .

13) Look ... ! Here comes the Grandma.

  • at
  • out
  • on

14) The Grandma in the house goes ...

  • miss
  • kiss
  • hiss

15) I ... love Grandpa.

  • certainly
  • sure
  • definitely


Correct the wrong word: The Grandpa in the house goes hop .

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