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Home Alone: Booby Traps Scene (1990)

Kisdobos December 18, 2016

Task description & scene summary

10 multiple choice tasks for upper-intermediate to proficient students mostly to practice advanced action verbs.
Scene summary:
Kevin has set up booby traps for the burglars. Soon enough a lot of accidents ensue.
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License
First published: 2016-12-18, 21:08:43 (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) The burglar is trying to ... the door. (two right answers)

  • pry open
  • break open
  • force open
  • twist open

2) He is using a ... to pry open the door.

  • spanner
  • sledgehammer
  • crowbar
  • screwdriver

3) He ... the door.

  • banged on
  • yanked
  • slammed
  • hammered

4) He ... the cord.

  • shoved
  • thrusted
  • yanked
  • dragged

5) An iron ... into his face.

  • jammed
  • clashed
  • smashed
  • shattered

6) He ... the railing to pull himself up. (two right answers)

  • snatched
  • clutched
  • grasped
  • seized

7) The door knob ... his hand.

  • torched
  • scorched
  • coated
  • caked

8) He ... in agony. (Two right answers.)

  • whimpered
  • wailed
  • whined
  • moaned

9) Kevin was ... (two right answers)

  • exultant
  • riotous
  • ubiquitous
  • triumphant

10) The staircase is ... with a slimy material, probably tarmac. (Two solutions)

  • coated
  • smeared
  • stained
  • dyed

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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Virgoletta
2017-12-03 18:29:35
Excellent snippet - funny at all ages and good for advanced students, even as a time-filler at the end of a demanding lesson!
Virgoletta
2017-12-03 18:29:36
Excellent snippet - funny at all ages and good for advanced students, even as a time-filler at the end of a demanding lesson!