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

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kejti175 January 11, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students complete and unscramble the sentences, answer open questions connected with the short scene.
Scene summary:
Children are talking about their preferences about their hobbies. They agree and disagree.
Video length: 1 minute 50 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-01-11, 10:26:58 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: I love ________________________ football


Put the words in order: I prefer playing tennis.


Fill the gap: I ________________________ like tennis.

4) Does the boy like skateboarding?

Answer the question using your own words

5) Does the girl like playing volleyball?

Answer the question using your own words

6) Who is the winner?

Answer the question using your own words

7) Does Tom like orange juice?

Answer the question using your own words

8) Is Dad thirsty too?

Answer the question using your own words


Put the words in order: we now? do What can

10) Does Tom like fishing?

Answer the question using your own words

11) What does Ana prefer doing?

Answer the question using your own words


Put the words in order: games on we Can your computer? play

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2019-01-11 14:40:27
Thanks a lot for such interactive activity. My students, who are full of beans , will definitely love it.