Kismet Diner

Troncco February 13, 2018

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Predict and comment on what happens in the story. The action takes place at a typical American diner. A number of character meet there in a promising atmosphere. Sometimes you have to listen with your heart...
Scene summary:
One Saturday night, midway through an impromptu concert, she notices a customer she hasn't seen before with a look of complete disinterest on his face. Laura wouldn't usually mind, but with this guy, it's as though she wasn't even there. Who is he? And why can't Laura stop looking at him?
Video length: 8 minutes 58 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-02-13, 22:59:54 (GMT+1)

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

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Will the man on the left go into the diner?

  • Yes, he will.
  • No, he'll stay at the door.

2) What does the narrator collect?

  • He collect love stories.
  • He collects love stories.
  • He does collects love stories.

3) Laura works as a ...

  • waiter.
  • waitress.
  • cook.
  • bartender.
  • restaurant manager.

4)

Put the words in order: diner her ask The manager will to something do

5) What does Laura love doing apart from singing?

Answer the question using your own words

6) Guess. Will the young man give a handout to the beggar?

  • Yes, he will.
  • No, he won't.
  • We won't see that.

7) Laura feels ... the young customer who has just come in.

  • just upset with
  • both interested in and disappointed with

8) Do the customers like Laura's perfomances?

  • Yes, they do. They all love them.
  • They really like them except the man she seems to love.

9) Laura now realises what's wrong with the handsome man she fancies:

  • He's deaf and dumb, and speaks in sign language.
  • He's deaf and gay.
  • He's gay.

10) The restaurant manager will throw the homeless out of the restaurant.

  • Yes, he will.
  • No, the waitress will ask him not to.

11) How will Laura be helped?

Answer the question using your own words

12) How do you think Laura will sing next?

Answer the question using your own words

13) In the end, the young customer could ...

  • listen to Laura's love songs.
  • see Laura's love songs.

14) The beggar calls himself ...

  • Cupidity.
  • Cupid.
  • Carlos.

15) Laura learnt to speak in sign language. 1. What would you do for love? 2. What have you already done for love? 3. Have you noticed how the characters have helped each other no matter who they were? What do you think about it?

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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Troncco
2018-02-13 22:00:17
Great! Thank you!!!
cocota67
2018-03-30 23:10:45
Well done and very useful. KUDOS!!
CCP11
2018-05-04 14:04:08
Beautiful story with valuable messages.
Marcheva
2018-05-16 13:54:56
Very interesting and well done! Thank you!