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

Furniture and Comprehension

MissMina January 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students identify some furniture items and answer to comprehension questions, while also trying to guess what is about to happen.
Scene summary:
Mr. Bean's landlady is sleepwalking and due to a misunderstanding he is kicked out of his house. He must now find a new room to stay in. Things aren't easy...
Video length: 10 minutes 51 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals: Tappable pictionary ("Tap XY on the screen")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-01-12, 11:47:08 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Tap the wardrobe

2) Tap the pillow

3) Tap the mirror

4) Tap the bedside table

5) Tap the armchair

6) Tap the curtains

7) Mr. Bean wants to ....... the lady.

  • help
  • wake up
  • tell a story to

8) Tap the stairs

9) The lady wakes up because of.....

  • the clock
  • the cat
  • Mr. Bean

10) Complete with the correct furniture word:

Fill the gap: This is Mr. Bean's new ________________________

11) Order the words to make a sentence.

Put the words in order: a needs new room. Mr. Bean

12) There is a rug in the room.True or False?

  • True
  • False

13) Order the words to make a sentence:

Put the words in order: are allowed. not Teddy bears

14) Choose the correct saying:

  • Don't judge a book by its cover.
  • The early bird gets the worm.
  • A dog is a man's best friend.

15) I think this is....

  • a trick
  • a lovely lady
  • the end of the story

16) Tap Mr. Bean's new cooker

17) What is happening?

  • It's zombies!
  • It's going to rain!
  • It's a dream!

18) Complete with the right word

Fill the gap: Mr. Bean has got an ________________________

19) Tap the kitchen

20) Tap the sink

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2019-01-12 16:14:13
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thank you
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