The language of lying — Noah Zandan

haldanmihaela February 10, 2019

Mr Bean at the restaurant - Favourite quiz of the month EP 04 

In this episode we are showcasing a video quiz by our user lucascaamalteacher. As usual, apart from saying why we like the approach to teaching we can see in the quiz (this time focusing on functional language) we will also be sharing some teaching ideas that can be used with any comedy scene, generating lots of speaking practice and engaging students with the video: Explain the laughter and The funniest moment.

The original video quiz can be found here on our site. 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Intermediate (B1)The tasks help the learners improve their vocabulary related to lying/liars.
Created using the vocabulary quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
This video raises awareness regarding several ways of detecting liars / language of lying.
Video length: 5 minutes 42 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
Level:
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License
First published: 2019-02-10, 13:17:08 (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)

Fill the gap: We hear anywhere from 10 to ________________________ lies a day.

2) Ways of detecting lies:

  • voice-stress analyzers
  • sweating detecting device
  • eye trackers
  • infrared brain scanners
  • electroencephalogram

3)

Fill the gap: We spent much of our ________________________ coming up with ways to detect them.

4) Why do we lie?

Answer the question using your own words

5) Our conscious mind only controls about ... of our cognitive function.

  • 50%
  • 5%
  • 95%

6) First, liars reference themselves ..., when making deceptive statements.

  • more
  • less

7)

Fill the gap: Second, liars tend to be more ________________________ , because on a subconscious level, they feel ________________________ about lying.

8)

Put the words in order: like, something phone say "Sorry, died". my stupid battery liar might A

9)

Fill the gap: … liars ________________________ descriptions simple

10)

Put the words in order: linguistic analysis Let's famous some examples. apply to

11)

Put the words in order: you be six for positive We to EPO. found times

12) But the use of ... pronouns is just one indicator of deception.

  • possessive
  • demonstrative
  • personal

13)

Correct the wrong word: Let's look at another example from formmer Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate John Edwards.

14)

Find the extra word: Now let's see what he was had to say when later admitting paternity:

15)

Correct the wrong word: Many of the lies we encounter on a daily basis are far less serious that these examples, and may even be harmless.

16) What might help you avoid an overvalued stock, an ineffective product, or even a terrible relationship?

  • minimal self-references
  • negative language
  • simple explanations
  • clear phrasing
  • convoluted phrasing

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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