Farm of the Future

AndreaLpz September 16, 2019

Filter Bubbles by ESL Brains - Anna’s favourite video quizzes EP 05

In this episode we are showcasing a video quiz by our user ESL Brains, a great blog written by two English teachers who produce lesson plans around hot topics that will be relevant for most of the adult students you teach. Apart from showing you parts of the quiz, we will also give you a quick tour of the ESL Brains blog and say what we particularly like about their lesson plans - and talk about our shared mission! :)

The original video quiz can be found here on our site: 

And here is the full lesson plan on the ESL Brains blog: 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students listen for specific information and check the use of the gerund and the infinitive
Scene summary:
Experts describe a farm of that uses no soil and 95% less water. They explain how it contributes to the environment
Video length: 3 minutes 38 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Level:
Student types:
Dialect:
Vocabulary:
Grammar:
Language exam: Cambridge: Preliminary (PET)
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-09-16, 20:58:48 (GMT+1)

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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) … about 250 kinds of leafy greens are growing in huge quantities, ........ sold to local supermarkets and restaurants.

  • being
  • to be
  • be

2) They're grown ...... aeroponic technology.

  • using
  • use
  • to use

3) Typically in indoor growing, the roots sit in water and one tries ..... the water.

  • to oxygenate
  • oxygenating
  • oxygenate

4) AeroFarms says the root misting system allows them ...... 95% less water than a regular field farm.

  • use
  • to use
  • using

5) … so we're able to reduce our energy footprint by ..... things like reducing certain types of spectrum.

  • do
  • to do
  • doing

6) All these macro trends point to the fact that we need a new way ..... our planet.

  • feeding
  • feed
  • to feed

7) They would also cut greenhouse gases by ...... the need to transport food over long distances.

  • eliminating
  • eliminate
  • to eliminate

8) Once it's fully operational, it's expected ...... two million pounds of greens a year-- all grown vertically.

  • to produce
  • produce
  • producing

9) Let us ...... in the comments below.

  • knowing
  • to know
  • know

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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EugeniaO
2019-09-16 22:43:13
Thanks for this excellent job! I will share with my students in Ecuador