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

Cooking verbs (Term 1 U5 L2)

elainesadler May 30, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Remy is making ratatouille and needs help to fill in the recipe steps. Answer the questions to help him!
Scene summary:
The video is a ratatouille recipe and involves cutting, mixing, and other cooking verbs.
Video length: 1 minute 50 seconds
Video genre: Tutorial, how-to video
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-05-30, 01:38:01 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What ingredients are in the recipe?

  • a pepper, an onion, an aubergine
  • milk and butter
  • 2 carrots, some flour, an egg

2) Put the sentence in order.

Put the words in order: into the cut vegetables small First, pieces.

3) _________ the oil into the pan.

  • pour
  • throw
  • mix

4) _______ the garlic.

  • mix
  • pour
  • touch

5) __________ the vegetables into the pan.

  • put
  • pour
  • cut


Put the words in order: the mix a spoon. Next, with vegetables

7) What is the last step?

Answer the question using your own words

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