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 vocabulary. This, these, that, those

tanya.shagotova December 25, 2018

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Children should unscramble sentences, fill in the gaps and choose correct options in the questions
Scene summary:
The speaker says different words and children should repeat them. It is a good vocabulary booster
Video length: 2 minutes 23 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-25, 19:01:10 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is this?

  • This is a raindeer
  • This is a reindeer
  • These is a reindeer
  • These are reindeer

2) What are those?

Put the words in order: Christmas Those trees are

3) What is this?

Fill the gap: This is a ________________________

4) What is that?

  • That is a sock
  • That is a stocking
  • Those are stockings
  • Those are socks

5) What is that?

Put the words in order: is That a bell.


Put the words in order: are 3 green leaves Those

7) What is this?

Fill the gap: This ________________________ a ________________________

8) What are those?

  • Those are presents
  • That are presents
  • This is presents
  • This is a present

9) Tap Christmas tree


Put the words in order: are Those baubles.

11) What is this?

Fill the gap: ________________________ is an ________________________


Put the words in order: is That man. gingerbread a

13) What is that?

  • This is a candy cane
  • That is a candy cane
  • That are a candy cane
  • This are a candy cane

14) What is this?

Put the words in order: fireplace This is a

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