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 watch a video about kitchen tricks with eggs and choose the right phrase to complete second conditional sentences, or unscramble sentences.
Scene summary:
This is, quite literally, a short video showing tricks and hacks to do with eggs: how to best make scrambled eggs, how to tell a boiled egg from a raw one by watching them spin... No spoken words, just a soundtrack, and short sentences / phrases on the screen.
Video source: 10 AMAZING EGG TRICKS
Video length: 3 minutes 50 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2018-04-05, 09:15:44 (GMT+1)
About the author

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) If you didn't add salt, ...

  • the egg wouldn't balance.
  • the egg didn't balance.
  • the egg doesn't balance.
  • the egg hadn't balance.
  • the egg wasn't balance.

2) Peeling a boiled egg would be more time-consuming if you ...

  • wouldn't roll it.
  • don't roll it.
  • didn't roll it.
  • hadn't rolled it.
  • haven't rolled it.

3) The food processor wouldn't start if you ...

  • don't put on the lid.
  • put on the lid.
  • didn't put on the lid.
  • did put on the lid.
  • do put on the lid.

4) If you didn't add beetroot juice, the mixture ...

  • would be yellow.
  • wouldn't be yellow.
  • were yellow.
  • weren't yellow.
  • will be yellow.

5)

Put the words in order: add salt were You dessert. wouldn't this if a

6) If you used a star mould, you ...

  • 'll get a star shape.
  • 'd got a star shape.
  • 've got a star shape.
  • 'd get a star shape.
  • 'll got a star shape.

7)

Put the words in order: Day. were it St Valentine's You'd if make these pink egg hearts

8) If there were more people, you ...

  • will use more eggs.
  • could use more eggs.
  • can use more eggs.
  • would can use more eggs.
  • will can use more eggs.

9)

Put the words in order: butter, didn't olive you could like oil. you use If

10)

Put the words in order: eggs, If wanted for you longer. scrambled should them cook drier you

11) You could also use brown bread ...

  • unless you wouldn't like it.
  • if you would like it.
  • if you didn't like it.
  • unless you didn't like it.
  • unless you liked it.

12)

Put the words in order: one. have If use a red you yellow didn't pepper, could you a

13) You wouldn't need peppers or onion rings ...

  • if you'd have a mould.
  • if you have a mould.
  • if you had a mould.
  • if you'd had a mould.
  • if you'll have a mould.

14) The egg would stop spinning if it ...

  • had boiled.
  • boiled.
  • were boiled.
  • weren't boiled.
  • didn't have boil.

15)

Put the words in order: didn't remove would beforehand. break it if you yolk The

About the author

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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goldking
2018-04-05 08:02:01
nice
guillermito
2018-05-31 11:02:26
Thank you, very kind!
EdithCastrives
2018-06-03 19:46:10
Great video and exercises. Thank you very much
lizagerencser
2019-03-05 18:20:34
Very useful, thanks!:)
celen07
2019-05-15 11:05:08
great job
GiangTrieu
2019-10-29 02:43:50
Thank you for your interesting lesson.
Kamila1008
2020-02-24 18:14:09
Thank you for this exercise, I will surely use it next time revising conditionals with my students.
anafp
2020-04-28 21:28:37
thanks :)
KikiYanes
2020-07-27 18:11:39
Just what I needed to review second type conditional with adult students in an online lesson. Thanks for sharing ii!
birmannana
2020-10-05 03:03:46
Thank you so much for this creative video worksheet, it will be very useful and informative.
nielima
2020-10-21 08:46:36
Thank you very much! im sure my kids will love it
btarancon
2021-01-17 08:38:28
THANKS A LOT! I loved both the grammar and the tricks ;)
jennj0nes
2021-10-07 05:13:26
Thank you so much for this video - it was just challenging enough for my C1 student!
LingYeo
2021-10-28 10:14:24
Thanks for this. It's great! I don't think number 10 sounds natural though. We don't normally use 'should' in the 2nd conditional. To use 'should', you'd need to use the first conditional, 'If you want the scrambled eggs drier, you should cook them for longer', or to use the second conditional say 'have to' or 'need to', 'if you wanted the scrambled eggs drier, you would have to cook them for longer'.