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

Gumball - The Club

Sumireno May 30, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Choose an adjective or an adverb.
Scene summary:
Gumball tries to be in a club after finding out the rest of his family is in their own one.
Video length: 5 minutes 1 second
Video genre: Cartoon for adults (e.g. South Park, Simpsons)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-05-30, 12:12:07 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Dad is running ...

  • fast
  • fastly

2) They are looking at him ... .

  • angry
  • angrily

3) Gumball's mum is ...

  • dangerous
  • dangerously

4) He is trying ... to open the door.

  • hardly
  • hard

5) Gumball is sighing ... because nobody wants to see him in their clubs.

  • sadly
  • sad

6) They swim ...

  • well
  • good

7) They are ... swimmers.

  • well
  • good

8) They are shouting ...

  • happy
  • happily

9) His back hurts...

  • bad
  • badly

10) The class is ...

  • emptily
  • empty

11) Some people are whispering ...

  • quiet
  • quietly

12) They are coming...

  • slowly
  • slow

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