HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Answering questions in the past simple with the phrases "there was" and "there were".
Scene summary:
The minions find a dinosaur to be their new boss but while following his lead, they accidentally cause problems for the dinosaur.
Video length: 1 minute 47 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Vocabulary:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2018-05-01, 18:18:20 (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) How many minions were there?

  • There were one minon
  • There was one minion
  • There were two minions
  • There was two minions

2) How many stars were there?

  • There was one star
  • There were one star
  • There was two stars
  • There were two stars

3) How many stars were there?

Fill the gap: There ________________________ one star

4) How many volcanoes were there?

  • There was three volcanoes.
  • There were two volcanoes.
  • There were three volcanoes.
  • There was one volcano.

5) How many minions were there?

Fill the gap: There ________________________ two minions.

6) How many dinosaurs were there?

  • There was one dinosaur.
  • There were one dinosaur.
  • There was two dinosaurs.
  • There were two dinosaurs.

7) How many volcanoes were there?

Fill the gap: There ________________________ two volcanoes.

8) How many minions were there?

  • There was three minions
  • There were three minions.
  • There were minions.
  • There were two minions.

9) How many volcanoes were there?

Fill the gap: There ________________________ one volcano.

10) How many minions were there?

  • There was one minion.
  • There were two minions.
  • There were three minions.
  • There were many minions.

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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christoforidoumarina
2018-05-17 07:09:17
Thank you! Great activity!!
Mcamara
2020-04-22 10:46:46
really enjoyed!
mariajoseferreira
2020-06-04 02:00:00
Thanks for sharing! It's funny and motivating!
A07R
2020-07-27 07:06:34
THAT WAS AN EXCELLENT ACTIVITY TO MY STUDENTS
ndewaal
2020-11-16 05:37:22
This looks familiar....
EwaGru
2021-02-11 10:07:35
Great activity, thx
ievaporiete
2021-02-12 11:41:27
Thanks so much for the great job you've done!
amrspage
2021-02-17 08:32:10
Thank you very much. It`s so helpful ;)
melia
2021-05-22 21:33:12
Thank you!!
Mandydoodah
2022-02-26 11:57:35
this is a really useful video, and the kids will absolutely love it - thank you!
JaFijalka
2022-03-19 21:57:13
Thank you!
abril2104
2022-05-18 16:25:38
I`m excited with this activity! thanks for sharing!