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

Comprehension and Interpretation

MissMina January 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Play the video and answer the questions.
There are questions on furniture vocabulary, word order in sentences and even some adjectives of emotions.
Scene summary:
A man buys a new sofa and he is very happy about it. But the sofa is too big. What can he do?
Video length: 1 minute 31 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-01-12, 11:21:39 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Tap the light switch

2) Tap the pillow


Put the words in order: is for The the sofa room big

4) Tap the coffee table


Put the words in order: wall. He the moved

6) Tap the bookcase


Correct the wrong word: His president is very angry.

8) They are feeling more and more ... (select more than one word)

  • angry
  • furious
  • pleased
  • calm
  • mad

9) Now he feels very ...

  • optimistic
  • tired
  • annoyed


Put the words in order: has He a brilliant got idea.

11) In his room there is ... (select all the correct options)

  • a sofa and a TV
  • a window and some curtains
  • a desk and a chair
  • a bed and a lamp
  • a carpet and a bed


Put the words in order: upstairs his room Now is

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