Idioms and age

TatyanaGogoleva December 03, 2019

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Before watching you are to revise some material related to the Present Simple and the Present Continuous, stative verbs and some idioms related to age.
Scene summary:
The girl has an opportunity to live all her life for a minute and she comes through all the stages of life.
Video length: 2 minutes 19 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-12-03, 20:13:38 (GMT+1)

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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

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Dog's age means .....

  • a long period of time
  • a short period of time

2) Use the right tense: the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Fill the gap: She ________________________ now that someone ________________________ at the door. (to hear, to knock )

3) Use the right tense: the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Fill the gap: She ________________________ sad at present. (to look )

4) Use the right tense: the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Fill the gap: She ________________________ at a letter at this moment. (to look)

5) Point to an inanimate object that has hands.

6) In this day and age means

  • at present
  • in the past
  • in the future

7) Use the right tense: the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Fill the gap: She ________________________ to open it now because she ________________________ to wait. (to want, not to like )

8) Match

Match the items:
To come of ageto be mature and not childish
To act one's agereach adulthood
To feel your ageto realize that you are growing old

9) Make up a general question to the following sentence - The girl has a gramophone record.

Answer the question using your own words

10)

Put the words in order: prosperity. age a means period of Golden

11) What colour is her hair.

Answer the question using your own words

12)

Correct the wrong word: She is going to listen for the music.

13)

Correct the wrong word: She is thinking that she is a beautiful girl now.

14)

Fill the gap: travel + ing = ________________________ , sit + ing = ________________________

15)

Correct the wrong word: Time is stealling her pizza.

16)

Fill the gap: She ________________________ what ________________________ to her right now. (not to understand, to happen )

17) Her best friend is having a party in NY next week. The use of the Present Continuous is for ...

  • an action that is going on at present
  • a future planned action
  • a past action

18)

Find the extra word: She doesn't have got the whole part of pizza in her hand.

19) Use the right tense: the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Fill the gap: She ________________________ her eyes now. (not to believe )

20) When you feel your age, you realize that ...

Answer the question using your own words

21) When you come of age, it means that you ....

Answer the question using your own words

22) adolescence ['ædə'les(ə)ns] -.....

  • developing from a child into an adult.
  • being fully grown or mature.

23) To be in one's early twenties means ....

  • 20-23
  • 24-25
  • 27-29

24) To be in one's mid twenties means ...

  • 20-23
  • 24-26
  • 27-29

25) To be in one's late twenties means ...

  • 20-23
  • 24-26
  • 27-29

26) When you act your age, this means that you ...

Answer the question using your own words

27) Long in the tooth means ....

  • very old
  • very young
  • very good
  • very bad

28) To rob the cradle means

  • marry a person who is much older than you
  • marry a person who is much younger than you
  • marry a peer

29) They say, Tom, a seventy-three-year-old man, robbed the cradle because he married a woman who was in her ....

  • late forties
  • mid thirties
  • early twenties

30) The girl ...... someone.

  • married
  • is married
  • married to

31) The girl is ..... someone.

  • married to
  • married
  • marry

32) She .... a baby.

  • is having
  • has
  • is going to have

33) To have a bun in the oven means ...

  • to bake a bun
  • to be pregnant
  • to be upset

34) To be in the family way means ...

  • to be married
  • to be pregnant
  • to have a big family

35) To be up the duff means

  • to be pregnant
  • to be happy
  • to be brave
  • to be upset

36) to be in the club means ...

  • to be a member of a club
  • to be at home
  • to be pregnant

37) The baby is in a ... age.

  • good
  • nice
  • tender
  • terrible

38) The baby is .....

  • a kid
  • a child
  • an infant

39) To be under age means

  • too young to be eligible for someting
  • too old to be eligible for someting

40) The girl is ....

  • knee-high to a fly
  • knee-high to a grasshopper
  • knee-high to a spider

41) Ann's figure is similar to her mum's, she is fit and slim, they say, ......

  • it runs in the family
  • it walks in the family
  • it swims in the family

42) Use the right tense: the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Fill the gap: The woman ________________________ old at present but she is young at heart. (to look )

43) over the hill means

  • too old
  • too young
  • too beautiful
  • to handsome

44) A phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones. Now most often used humorously or lightheartedly.

  • Age after beauty
  • Age behind beauty
  • Age in front of beauty
  • Age before beauty

Discussion questions

1. What is this video about?

2. Is this a sad or happy video ? Why do you think so ?

3. Why is it dangerous to play with time ? Why do you think so ?

Vocabulary list

  • Life Begins at Forty: The phrase life begins at 40 means that when one reaches the age of forty, life becomes better, maybe because one has the skills, experiences, and means necessary for an enjoyable life.
  • Act one's age: To be mature and not childish.
  • Age before beauty: A phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones. Now most often used humorously or lightheartedly, and usually said by a younger person to an older friend or relative out of mock pity for being so much older and unattractive.
  • Come of age: To reach adulthood.
  • Dog's age: A long period of time.
  • Feel your age: To realize that you are growing old.
  • Get on in years: Get older
  • Golden age: Period of prosperity.Period of prosperity.
  • In this day and age: At present, these days
  • Long in the tooth: Very old.
  • Over the hill: Too old to perform as well as before.
  • Ripe old age: Very old.
  • Tender age: A very young age.
  • Under age: To be too young to be eligible.
  • It runs in the family.: To appear in many (or all) members of a family
  • Young at heart.: To have a youthful spirit in spite of being old.
  • Up the duff, in the club, to have a bun in the oven, to be in the family way: To be pregnant
  • To be in one's early twenties: 20-23
  • To be in one's mid twenties: 24-26
  • To be in one's late twenties: 27-29
  • To rob the cradle: To marry a person who is much younger than you
  • Knee-high to a grasshopper: Too young
  • Adolescence ['ædə'les(ə)ns]: Developing from a child into an adult.
  • Adulthood ['ædʌlthud]: The state or condition of being fully grown or mature.

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

Comments

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magutval
2019-12-05 17:53:46
THANK YOU. VERY INTERESTING AND USEFUL IN MY CLASS
TatyanaGogoleva
2019-12-07 09:39:37
You are welcome ))) I have got a lot of videos of the same type.