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Deuspi (Dumb Robbers) Should Have + V3 Practice

Kisdobos August 20, 2017

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
In this video quiz, students will be making eight sentences on their own using should (not) + have + V3 to talk about mishaps and missed opportunities in the past, e.g. "The robber should have opened the door first."

"Deuspi" is a silent film without any language spoken, so we will be exploiting the visuals in this lesson by getting students to create their original sentences in English to describe what they have just seen.

There are 8 open-ended questions in the video quiz with example solutions provided. If your students are doing this for homework, they can self-correct using the example solutions (by comparing their own answer to the sample answer they can choose whether to award themselves a point or not).

Check out also this related video quiz based on the same short film (conditional 3 practice): https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-two-dumb-robbers-conditional-3-practice

And this memory game:
https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-two-dumb-robbers-memory-game
Scene summary:
Two petty and dumb criminals try to rob a grocery store. A SWAT team (special police force) shows up almost immediately. Neither the police, nor the robbers are on the top of their game.
Video length: 1 minute 30 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-08-20, 10:08:42 (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) Use "should have + V3" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to do (wiser than ramming into the closed door).

Answer the question using your own words

2) Use "should have + V3" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done (a missed opportunity).

Answer the question using your own words

3) Use "should" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done (a missed opportunity).

Answer the question using your own words

4) Use "should" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done.

Answer the question using your own words

5) Use "should" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done.

Answer the question using your own words

6) Use "should" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done.

Answer the question using your own words

7) Use "should" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done.

Answer the question using your own words

8) Use "should" in a sentence to describe a wiser thing to have done.

Answer the question using your own words

Lesson plan

Pre-tasks

1. First, watch the video in whole. Tell students that they're gonna see dumb criminals in action.

2. Let students brainstorm various types of crimes. Let them guess which crime they will see in the short film.

Follow-up tasks

1. DISCUSSION: Let the class discuss the discussion questions in pairs. After the pairwork, get some of the students share with the whole class.

2. WRITING or ROLE PLAY: Have the swat team leader explain to his superior(s) (=bosses) why they failed to capture the other robber. It can either be a role play or a writing task.

3. VOCABULARY BOOSTING: You can have students fill in the blanks in this worksheet: https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/grocery_store_robbery_-_fill_in_the_blanks/crime-law-and/100353 It's a newsflash about the grocery store robbery.

4. WRITING: Use the worksheet above or this story (article + video: http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/252439818-story ) to provide an example of a newsflash about a robbery. Then get students to write a similar newsflash about the robbery seen in the short film. Encourage them to borrow as many phrases from the newsflash as they wish.

5. DO ANOTHER VIDEO QUIZ: should have + V3 practice: https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-dumb-robbers-should-have-v3-practice

6. DO ANOTHER VIDEO QUIZ: memory game: https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-two-dumb-robbers-memory-game

Discussion questions

1. Have you heard stories about dumb criminals in the news?

2. How safe is your neighborhood? Have you heard about any incidents lately?

3. How often do you see police on the street where you live?

Vocabulary list

  • robber n.: a person who robs a store or bank
  • SWAT team: a special police force
  • armed adj.: having guns
  • armed robbery: robbing a store or a bank with guns
  • dumb: very stupid
  • one by one / one after the other: first one, than the other
  • counter n.: a piece of furniture with a flat surface that workers and customers stand on opposite sides of when doing business in a store, restaurant, etc.
  • capture v.: to catch (an animal or criminal)
  • be on top of your game: be doing really well
  • heist n.: robbery
  • burst into v.: to come or go very quickly and suddenly, e.g. "burst into the store"
  • surveillance video n.: video recorded by the security cameras
  • counter n.: a piece of furniture with a flat surface that workers and customers stand on opposite sides of when doing business in a store, restaurant, etc.
  • cash register n.: a machine used in a store, restaurant, etc., that calculates the amount of cash due for a sale and has a drawer for holding money
  • snatch v.: to grab something and take it quickly
  • be rushed to hospital: be taken to hospital quickly

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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