Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Comprehension task for beginner/intermediate learners using vocabulary related to science and environmental protection.
Scene summary:
A Youtuber explains the methods used by a Japanese-Peruvian scientists to clean up his childhood lake.
Video length: 3 minutes 4 seconds
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2021-04-18, 17:44:24 (GMT+1)
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KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What problem did Marino want to solve?

  • The air in his hometown was polluted.
  • There was too much plastic in the ocean.
  • The lake in his hometown was polluted.
  • Everyone in his hometown ate too much meat.

2) What percent of the world's lakes and rivers are polluted?

  • 20
  • 70
  • 30
  • 40

3) Before he cleaned the lake, where did Marino get his PhD?

  • in Japan
  • in Peru
  • in Mexico
  • in the US

4) How does the solution work? You have to...

  • feed it to the fish
  • add it to the lake & the particles rise to the top
  • spray it into the air
  • mix it with saltwater

5)

Correct the wrong word: You can eat the solution Marino adds to the water.

6) What did Marino NOT use to clean the lake?

  • bio-filters
  • herbs
  • nanotechnology
  • "crazy" biology

7) How much time did the transformation take?

  • a few months
  • a few days
  • a few years
  • a few weeks

8) What was the effect of Marino's work?

Fill the gap: The ________________________ came back and ________________________ did too.

9) How is Marino's treatment usually used?

  • to clean lakes
  • for waste-water treatment
  • as a science experiment
  • as food

10) Why don't more people use this method?

  • It's expensive but easy.
  • It's cheap but difficult.
  • It's expensive and difficult.
  • It's impossible.

11) What is Marino's next goal?

Answer the question using your own words

12) What do you think of Marino's work? Could it be used for other lakes and rivers around the world? Why or why not?

Answer the question using your own words

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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