Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Warning: For 18 year olds and older. Listen to the outrageous comments of the world's grumpiest old man, Walter. See if you can understand his rantings and ravings about several different regions of the USA- Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Green Bay Wisconsin and Phoenix Arizona.
Scene summary:
Meet Jeff Dunham, a ventriloquist with a wild assortment of "dummies" - each with a different personality. In this excerpt from the movie "Spark of Insanity" we meet Walter, a very cranky old man, who has got something shocking and x-rated to say on most subjects. Here is the scenario: https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/scenario_for_walter_the_weatherman/verb-tenses/100740



Video length: 4 minutes 35 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License
First published: 2017-09-09, 22:00:44 (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) How does Walter feel after marriage counseling?

  • thrilled to bits
  • happy as can be
  • has mixed feelings
  • upset and angry

2) Why doesn't Walter like Ft. Lauderdale?

Answer the question using your own words

3) What's the difference between the "girls" in Ft. Lauderdale and the girls on spring break?

  • The "girls" who live there are ugly.
  • The college girls love parties.
  • Both girls are young and beautiful.
  • The "girls" go senile and die.

4) What's the weather like in Florida?

Answer the question using your own words

5) A beautiful day in Florida can suddenly turn into a

  • thunderstorm
  • tornado
  • hurricane
  • rainy day

6) How does Jeff react to Walter's outrageous comments?

  • He pays no attention.
  • He's amused but doesn't laugh.
  • He laughs and is a bit shocked.
  • He gets angry and annoyed.

7) Why should residents of Green Bay leave?

Answer the question using your own words

8) The number of good weekends for football is _____________________________

Fill the gap: ________________________ one two

9) Jeff's agent is a moron because the weather in Arizona in August is extremely

  • chilly
  • very hot and dry
  • very hot and wet
  • snowy and cold

10) According to Arizona residents the hot weather in Arizona is tolerable because it is

  • a cool heat
  • a humid heat
  • a comfortable heat
  • a dry heat

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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AmicusAmandiers
2017-09-10 02:21:25
Thanks