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

How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam

karolsenk January 10, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Advanced (C1) vocabulary practice - gap-filling exercise for listening comprehension
Created using the vocabulary quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
Most of us have problems with time management at some points in our lives. The video helps us deal with this.
Video length: 11 minutes 55 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-01-10, 22:47:27 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: The second thing they ________________________ is that I have lots of tips and tricks for saving ________________________ time here and there.


Fill the gap: it says three to three-and-a-half minutes on the ________________________ , we're totally getting in on the bottom side of that.


Fill the gap: They had ________________________ jobs,


Fill the gap: So she's ________________________ with the ________________________ aftermath that night,


Fill the gap: `` `` Could you find seven hours to mentor seven ________________________ people?


Fill the gap: And so the key to time management is ________________________ our priorities as the ________________________ of that broken water heater.


Fill the gap: But the reason she was ________________________ to speak with me is that she was ________________________ hike,


Fill the gap: (Laughter) Since that is not going to happen, I can ________________________ this is not a matter of lacking time; it's that I don't want to do it.


Fill the gap: `` And this serves its purpose, but I find it's more ________________________ to do this looking forward.


Fill the gap: … really, going on about how amazing everyone in the ________________________ is, or even more scintillating, how busy everyone in the ________________________ is.


Fill the gap: Then maybe think about the questions you want ________________________ ask your relatives, set up ________________________ to interview them.


Fill the gap: Friday afternoon is what an ________________________ might call a `` low ________________________ cost'' time.


Fill the gap: career, relationships, ________________________ .


Fill the gap: It is not going to be easy to find time to ________________________ that poetry class if you are caring for ________________________ children on your own.


Fill the gap: Twenty-four ________________________ seven is 168 hours.


Fill the gap: (Laughter) There was once a study comparing people's ________________________ work weeks with time diaries.


Fill the gap: … you want to study more for a test you're taking, you want to exercise for three hours and ________________________ for two, you can.


Fill the gap: You can use your bits of ________________________ for bits of ________________________ .


Fill the gap: If family dinner is out because of your crazy work ________________________ , maybe family breakfast could be a good ________________________

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2019-04-25 09:59:46
Very well made to use alongside this TED talk, I'm definitely using it. Thanks so much