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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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
You need to identify what are the cats doing in each scene, sometimes predict or answer the questions.
Scene summary:
Cats are in different locations each time, mainly sleeping. These are random locations.
Video length: 2 minutes 6 seconds
Video genre: Miscellaneous
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-05-26, 12:50:47 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Fill in the prepositions.

Fill the gap: the cat is getting ________________________ the cup

2) The cat is ...

  • on the floor
  • on the sofa
  • almost on the floor

3) Where is the cat?

Correct the wrong word: The cat is in the car.

4) Is the cat enjoying the meal?

Answer the question using your own words

5) Order the words to make a sentence.

Put the words in order: do Hey, I don't busy.

6) Do the shoes smell nice?

Answer the question using your own words

7) Will the cat moew like John Lennon?

Answer the question using your own words

8) Find extra word.

Find the extra word: The cat isn't not the fan of pasta.

9) Match the halves.

Match the items:
The studentsis boring.
The catwon't pass the exam.
The lectureare silent.

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