Video quiz of the month: Serial taxi

In June, we are featuring a video quiz created around a short thriller called Serial Taxi, talking about why we like it and how we would use it in class.

This time we offer three different focuses or lessons aims that could work with different class profiles: a prediction task involving productive skills (speaking or writing), a grammar focus on narrative tenses, as well as vocabulary work around expressions containing the word kill.

Hope you get to try one or all of these ideas soon.


Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Meredith and Dereck - Should and past simple

pimenta1 January 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
This videos is for practicing should and past sentences with did and the verbs variations.
Created using the grammar quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
Meredith ask Derek if he picked her for the case because she slept with him and he answers her.
Video length: 0 minutes 46 seconds
Video genre: TV/Netflix series
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Communicative function: how to ask for something, make requests in English
Language exam: TOEFL
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-01-12, 16:28:23 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: I promised I'd make her look cool, apparently being a bald Beauty Queen is the worst thing that ________________________ in the history of the world.


Fill the gap: ________________________ you choose me for the surgery, because I ________________________ with you.


Fill the gap: You ________________________ ask Christina, she really wants it.

4) You _____the right to follow her case through to the finish.

  • won
  • got
  • earned


Fill the gap: You ________________________ let the fact that we ________________________ sex, get in the way of you taking your shot.

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