Counting Sheep CGI Short (Comprehension Practice)

Kisdobos September 30, 2017
HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students will practice some adjectives of emotions, some expressions and answer some comprehension questions based on what they've seen.
Scene summary:
CGI 3D animated short film by Michale Warren & Katelyn Hagen about a sheep who would really love to take part in the sheep counting, but being the 100th sheep in the line, he doesn't get a chance as the child counting falls asleep too quickly. The sheep has a plan.
Video length: 2 minutes 33 seconds
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-09-30, 08:41:29 (GMT+1)
About the author
I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Sheep 100 is being ...

  • frustrated
  • jealous
  • impatient
  • obedient

2) Sheep 99 is losing his ..., too.

  • hearing
  • voice
  • interest
  • patience

3) Why did the fence disappear?

Answer the question using your own words

4) The sheep is ...

  • embarrassed
  • confused
  • ashamed
  • disappointed

5) Why did sheep 100 trap sheep 1 in the wooden shed (=house)?

Answer the question using your own words

6) The sheep ...

  • cut in line
  • waited for his turn
  • got back in line
  • read between the lines

7) Why did fake sheep 1 not get to jump?

Answer the question using your own words

Lesson plan

Pre-tasks

1. Show students a screenshot of one of the sheep bearing a number. Let students speculate on why the number. Try to give clues so they can guess that they are numbered because they are being counted by someone who's trying to fall asleep.

2. Ask students if they can fall asleep easily, what they do when they can't fall asleep, and if they have ever counted sheep after going to bed.

3. Watch the movie in whole before doing the quiz.

Follow-up tasks

1. DISCUSSION: put students in pairs and have them discuss the rest of the discussion questions (see below).

Discussion questions

1. Do you fall asleep easily?

2. What do you do if you can't fall asleep?

3. Have you ever counted sheep after going to bed?

4. How many hours can you go without sleeping?

5. Have you ever found it impossible to go to sleep one night, so you didn't get a wink of sleep?

6. In what position do you like to fall asleep?

7. Is there any position in which you can't sleep?

Vocabulary list

  • frustrated adj.: very angry or upset because of being unable to do or complete something
  • jealous adj.: feeling or showing unhappiness or anger because you think that someone you love (such as your husband or wife) likes or is liked by someone else
  • impatient adj.: not willing to wait for something or someone
  • obedient adj.: willing to do what someone tells you to do or to follow a law, rule, etc. : choosing to obey
  • lose your patience v.: become angry
  • fence n.: a structure like a wall built outdoors usually of wood or metal that separates two areas or prevents people or animals from entering or leaving
  • disappear v.: to stop being visible, to pass out of sight
  • embarrassed adj.: to feel confused and foolish in front of other people
  • confused adj.: unable to understand or think clearly
  • ashamed adj.: feeling shame or guilt
  • disappointed adj.: feeling sad, unhappy, or displeased because something was not as good as expected or because something you hoped for or expected did not happen
  • wooden shed n.: a little house made of wood, usually used for storing things
  • trap v.: to catch (an animal) in a trap
  • pretend v.: to act as if you were someone else, to act as if something is true when it is not true
  • cut in line v.: step in line in front of other people who have been waiting for some time
  • wait for your turn v.: be patient and wait until it's your turn (=your time to do sg)
  • get back in line v.: to go back and stand in line again
  • fake adj.: not real
  • get to do sg v.: have a chance to do something
  • read between the lines: understand the true meaning of someone's words, which may be a bit different than what they seem to have said

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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bazzl
2017-10-01 01:16:44
Thanks
MelindaShrum
2017-10-01 02:56:28
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ambitioush
2017-10-01 08:48:20
wonderful work thanks
Soomi
2017-10-01 09:17:16
Thanks
Soomi
2017-10-01 09:18:18
Excellent! I know how long it takes to make such a task. Thank you!
Alexsasha
2017-10-01 12:23:16
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SahaZone
2017-10-01 16:44:14
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SahaZone
2017-10-01 16:44:59
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madalle
2017-10-01 17:21:39
it must be very tiring to prepare such a sheet. you saved my day. thanks a lot.
madalle
2017-10-01 17:22:06
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ihndra
2017-10-01 18:34:27
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ihndra
2017-10-01 18:36:08
Great work!!...really really useful and creative....;-) Many thanks!
mrsleeming
2017-10-01 20:18:29
Thanks
Janet1702
2017-10-02 02:04:03
so cool
aud1970
2017-10-03 10:23:29
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nphellokitty
2018-02-07 17:22:29
Super great job!!
LIZETH
2018-04-22 20:55:30
pretty good activity
Dancorka
2019-02-26 07:49:23
Thanks a lot!
MaricarmenHuesca
2019-05-04 12:24:46
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gioiaruvo
2020-12-11 10:10:35
brilliant!!