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Home Alone - Scaring Marv (1990)

Kisdobos December 18, 2016

Task description & scene summary

There are 9 multiple choice questions for upper-intermediate to proficient students.
Scene summary:
Playing a movie clip Kevin tricks Marv into thinking that a shooting has happened in his house.
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License
First published: 2016-12-18, 22:24:21 (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 loses his shoe ... (two right answers)

  • inadvertently
  • unwittingly
  • accidentally
  • unabashedly

2) He believes there are ... inside. (two right answers)

  • mobsters
  • hobos
  • gangsters
  • prosecutors

3) Kevin is about to ... the fireworks. (two right answers)

  • blow up
  • rupture
  • demolish
  • blast

4) He just realizes ... may ensue. (two right answers)

  • a massacre
  • a bloodbath
  • soothing
  • shooting

5) He ... into the garbage cans. (two right answers)

  • dove
  • slips
  • lunged
  • traps

6) He is ...

  • scared stiff
  • afraid of his own shadow
  • a bundle of nerves
  • on the edge of his seat

7) He ... to the car. (two right answers)

  • lumbers
  • trudges
  • dashes
  • rushes

8) He recounts that he heard a ... (two right answers)

  • falling-out
  • dispute
  • fistfight
  • catfight

9) Marv is saying that the voice he heard ... (two right answers)

  • routine
  • rings a bell
  • was familiar
  • habitual

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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