Little Princess: I like collecting.

mermaid72 July 12, 2019

Using screenshots to predict content - How to teach English using videos EP03

In this episode we will be showing you how screenshots taken from a video can be used to generate interest and get students to predict the content. Checking their ideas against what they later hear and see in the video can also function as a great first listening task. 

We’re using two amazing short videos in the tutorial, both of which we found at Kieran Donaghy's popular Film English site: Fear of Flying and 5 things every presenter needs to know about people . Also download this and this accompanying worksheet we've made. :) 

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The young studenst are going to improve their listening skills and revise Present Perfect and Present Simple Tenses.
Scene summary:
Little Princess starts collecting all sorts of different thing when she finds out everyone in the castle has got one.
Video length: 3 minutes 21 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-07-12, 05:36:52 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: Come and ________________________ collection.


Put the words in order: you are, we princess. have What Here got?


Fill the gap: Where ________________________ you ________________________ them all, sweetheart?

4) Oh, just ...

  • across
  • along
  • around
  • about


Correct the wrong word: Oh, let me watch .


Put the words in order: Where my have gone? buttons

7) I've ... some, too.

  • missed
  • lost
  • passed


Correct the wrong word: Oh dear, princess. You don't seem happy.


Find the extra word: I don't like collecting buttons .


Put the words in order: it going I'm do anymore. not to

11) You could ...again.

  • attempt
  • try
  • do


Put the words in order: nothing else to good collect. There's

13) I'm collecting ...

  • stamps
  • snakes
  • stones


Correct the wrong word: I'm collecting stones in the mud .

15) What's in the ... ?

  • basket
  • bucket
  • barrel


Correct the wrong word: A collection of stones. What unusual.


Find the extra word: They are all very different.


Put the words in order: really because it's light. like really I one, this


Put the words in order: that eaten the one. Princess, has just stone other


Fill the gap: I ________________________ they ________________________ beetles.


Put the words in order: one left then. Just the

22) Yes, definitely a ...

  • snail
  • stone
  • stamp


Correct the wrong word: You've got to stop somewhere.

24) Princess is .... (more than one answer)

  • yelling
  • screaming
  • laughing
  • crying


Fill the gap: I can't ________________________ collect ________________________ .


Put the words in order: collect you've found Perhaps just yet. to not right thing the


Fill the gap: Do you know ________________________ I chose ________________________ stamps?


Fill the gap: Because they've got ________________________ favourite things ________________________ them.


Put the words in order: with collect anything want can you stamps. You see. You


Fill the gap: I ________________________ what I ________________________ collect.

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