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

The Grinch

Vorteffer December 29, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch the video and answer the questions about Christmas. There are different types of tasks.
Scene summary:
You are going to watch a trailer to the new cartoon about Mr.Grinch. It is very interesting
Video length: 2 minutes 35 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-29, 18:38:46 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What are the people doing?

  • They are singing Christmas Carols
  • The are stalking Mr. Grinch
  • They are just walking

2) What does the man say?

  • Happy New Year
  • Merry Christmas to you
  • Happy Christmas

3) Tap on the snowman

4) What is the name of this man in the USA?

  • Father Frost
  • Father Claus
  • Santa Frost
  • Santa Claus

5) What is standing next to the dog?

  • reindeer
  • donkey
  • moose
  • hippo

6) The face in the coffee is...

  • happy
  • angry
  • joyful
  • sad

7) Tap on the sleigh

8) Put the words in the right order

Put the words in order: steals Grinch presents Mr.

9) What is Max (the dog) doing?

  • He is pulling the sleigh
  • He is hiding under the snow
  • He is playing

10) Is Mr.Crinch happy that the reindeer and the dog are going to sleep with him?

Answer the question using your own words

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