GRAMMAR | BARACK OBAMA: Ignorance is NOT a Virtue

EnglishSpeeches May 13, 2020
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:
A gap-filling exercise is a great way to practice your English. This exercise will leave a gap to be filled by an ADJECTIVE that falls into a particular category, and so test your knowledge.
Created using the grammar quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
Learn English with Barack Obama. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at Rutgers University in 2016, indirectly criticizing Donald Trump by mentioning some of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s policies, including his plans to build a Mexican border wall and ban Muslims from entering the country.
Video length: 31 minutes 40 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2020-05-13, 19:55:57 (GMT+1)
About the author
Youtube Channel over 1 Million Subscribers helping daily English Learners.

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)

Fill the gap: And every child was ________________________ and America, pretty much did whatever it wanted around the world.

2)

Fill the gap: … pre Civil War there's a ________________________ bunch of stuff there we could talk about set aside life in the 50s when women and people of color …

3)

Fill the gap: We've cut the deficit by ________________________ marriage.

4)

Fill the gap: we got a bunch of ________________________ problems to solve, but I say it to point out that change has been a constant in our history.

5)

Fill the gap: We seized the future and made it our ________________________ and that's exactly why it's always been young people like you that have brought about big …

6)

Fill the gap: If we think that the ________________________ burden of our engagement with the world is up to the 1 %,

7)

Fill the gap: It would alienate the ________________________ communities at home and abroad,

8)

Fill the gap: You want to continue to cultivate in yourselves as citizens that might seem ________________________ now that's why we honor Bill Moyers or dr.

9)

Fill the gap: And yet we've become ________________________ about this.

10)

Fill the gap: Am ________________________ you've learned during your years of college,

11)

Fill the gap: … we really want a pilot to be ________________________ to pilot the plane,

12)

Fill the gap: Climate change is not something ________________________ to political spin.

13)

Fill the gap: I know, it's getting ________________________ , and you guys have to graduate point.

14)

Fill the gap: it happened because ________________________ Americans who cared participated in the political process.

15)

Fill the gap: Now, the reason some of these things have not happened, even though, the majority of people approve them is really ________________________ .

16)

Fill the gap: Yes, ________________________ interests and lobbyists have disproportionate access to the corridors of power.

17)

Fill the gap: It took the ________________________ daughter in New,

18)

Fill the gap: Think that's, how democracy works best when we're not even ________________________ to listen to each other [Applause] I, believe that's misguided.

19)

Fill the gap: It may not be ________________________ perfect.

20)

Fill the gap: Our generation has so ________________________ energy to adapt and impact the world.

About the author

Youtube Channel over 1 Million Subscribers helping daily English Learners.

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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