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In A Heartbeat - Short Film (Practicing Heart Idioms)

Kisdobos October 01, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Students work out idioms containing the word 'heart' through 8 multiple choice questions.

I prepared this quiz to be used alongside Kieran Donaghy's lesson on film-english.com: http://film-english.com/2017/08/06/in-a-heartbeat/
Scene summary:
An award-winning animated short film about two school boys who are falling in love.
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-10-01, 14:25:29 (GMT+1)

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) He's hiding from someone who has ... his heart. (MARK ALL RIGHT ANSWERS.)

  • captured
  • eaten
  • stolen
  • borrowed

2) His heart is ... (MARK ALL RIGHT ANSWERS.)

  • racing
  • beating fast
  • competing
  • jumping
  • in his mouth

3) ... to go up to the other boy, although he would like to.

  • It doesn't cross his heart
  • He doesn't take heart
  • It eats his heart out
  • He doesn't have the heart

4) He refuses to follow his ...

  • heart's content
  • heart of stone
  • heart of gold
  • heart's desire

5) He has his heart ... following the boy into the school building.

  • taken after
  • catching up
  • set on
  • putting up with

6) His heart is ...

  • of gold
  • melted
  • in the right place
  • broken

7) His heart ... because of what just happened.

  • stumbled
  • lost
  • sank
  • hardened

8) He . . .

  • found a way into/to the other boy's heart
  • nearly gave the other boy a heart attack
  • poured his heart/soul out to the other boy
  • lost heart

Lesson plan

Follow-up tasks

1. This video quiz was prepared to fit into Kieran Donaghy's lesson plan for this short film: http://film-english.com/2017/08/06/in-a-heartbeat/

Vocabulary list

  • capture / steal / win one's heart: to make someone fall in love with one
  • heart racing / beating fast / leaping / in your mouth: your heart is beating fast because you are very excited or nervous
  • have the heart to do sg: to pluck up the courage to do sg
  • follow your heart's desire: to do what one loves rather than what is expected of one
  • have your heart set on (doing) sg: to be obsessed with getting something
  • (have a) broken heart: to be in emotional distress
  • his heart sank: became discouraged or saddened
  • lose (your) heart: became discouraged or saddened
  • find a way into one's heart: cause someone to fall in love with one

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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englandcrysta
2017-10-02 09:05:17
One of the answers for question one is incorrect. The sentence is in present perfect, so the answers must be captured or stoleN
Kisdobos
2017-10-02 10:01:47
Thanks very much! I corrected it.
gabrielafroes
2017-10-02 13:08:16
OMG this is perfect! Thank you SO MUCH <3
skreamario
2017-10-02 15:32:27
Thanks
skreamario
2017-10-02 15:32:29
Thanks
frishburger
2017-10-18 10:33:19
Thanks
tamarylis
2017-11-05 12:17:15
Thanks