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 the Grinch Stole Christmas (Irregular verbs)

mtoybar December 24, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Irregular verbs (past V2) - basic.
Fill in the gaps with the correct verb forms.
Created using the grammar quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) interviews the two women that raised The Grinch, and learns all about how special he was from the very beginning.
Video length: 2 minutes 25 seconds
Video genre: Film scene (animated or live-action with human-actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-24, 06:14:07 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: - Where ________________________ (do) he come from? - He ________________________ (come) the way all Who babies come.


Fill the gap: The baby Grinch ________________________ (fly) there in the pumbersella.


Fill the gap: It ________________________ (be) Christmas Eve, and a strange wind ________________________ (blow) that night.


Fill the gap: They ________________________ (have) their annual holiday get-together.


Fill the gap: They ________________________ (make) a lot of noise.


Fill the gap: Nobody realized the baby ________________________ (be) there.


Fill the gap: They ________________________ (know) right away that he ________________________ (be) special.


Fill the gap: He ________________________ (choose) a Santa plate, not the cookies.


Fill the gap: The Grinch ________________________ (eat) the Santa plate.


Fill the gap: He ________________________ (say) bye-bye to Santa.

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2019-01-08 14:25:23
Great video-lesson! thanks