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

Happier - Marshmello feat. Bastille (Listening and Words Comprehension)

MatheusBraz June 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Understand, rearrange and complete the sentences according to what is sang in the music.
Scene summary:
Music video for the Happier song, from the Dj Marshmello and the British band Bastille.
Video length: 3 minutes 54 seconds
Video genre: Music video
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-06-12, 17:30:14 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Touch the cake


Put the words in order: want you to I happier be


Put the words in order: every back argument, we word take Every can't

4) Touch the Smile Face


Put the words in order: to raise want your spirits I

6) Touch the socks

7) Touch the Yellow Ball


Put the words in order: it's Well, up eating me inside

9) Touch the glasses

10) Touch the green coushion


Put the words in order: leave I'll have Know to means that

12) Touch the painting


Put the words in order: I've thinking Lately, been I've been,

14) I _________ you to be happier, I want you to be __________

  • want / happier
  • happy / sadder
  • have / bed


Put the words in order: only to my I mind change minute, Then for want a

16) Touch the ballons

17) Why did the colors change?

Answer the question using your own words

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