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

Gravity Falls - Candy Monster

Sumireno December 26, 2018

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Put the verbs in brackets into Past Simple forms. All verbs are irregular.
Scene summary:
Dipper and Mabel must go into full on battle mode against a mysterious creature when it leaps out of the rafters and steals their 'Summerween' candy
Video length: 2 minutes 15 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2018-12-26, 10:58:03 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: Dipper ________________________ a monster. (see)


Fill the gap: The cards ________________________ down on the floor. (fall)


Fill the gap: Mabel ________________________ up. (wake)


Fill the gap: The monster ________________________ in the tire. (hide)


Fill the gap: The monster ________________________ sweets. (eat)


Fill the gap: The monster ________________________ their pumpkin bucket. (take)


Fill the gap: Mabel ________________________ her teddy bear at the monster. (throw)


Fill the gap: They ________________________ after the monster. (run)


Fill the gap: They ________________________ the monster. (lose)


Fill the gap: The monster ________________________ on the fridge. (sit)


Fill the gap: Dipper ________________________ by the armchair. (stand)


Fill the gap: Soos ________________________ in. (come)

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