Mr. Bean and the two-way mirror

luis.donaire November 26, 2017

How has the role of video changed in language teaching in the past few years? - Interview with Kieran Donaghy 

Hello from Barcelona, the Film and Video in Language Teaching course, where we recorded a special episode for the iSLCollective video quiz channel. In it we ask Kieran Donaghy of film-english.com, who runs the course, how he views the changes in ELT regarding video in the past few years. 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Understanding of the dialogues and guessing the meaning of words by the context.
Scene summary:
Mr. Bean is taken to a police station. He then starts making funny faces in front of a two-way mirror.
Video length: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Video genre: TV/Netflix series
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-11-26, 08:54:39 (GMT+1)

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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) Where is Mr.Bean?

  • At the doctor's office
  • At home
  • At the police station

2) Does Mr.Bean know there are three men behind the mirror?

  • Yes
  • No

3) He thinks Mr.Bean is not very clever.

  • True
  • False

4) "He looks like a fruitcake to me". What do you think 'fruitcake' means?

  • Crazy
  • Polite
  • Genius
  • Attractive

5) Why does the captain say "you are a braver man than me"?

Answer the question using your own words

6) Unscramble the sentence

Put the words in order: butt to is love would dearly His a kick I

Vocabulary list

  • Fruitcake: a crazy person
  • Dearly: very much
  • gang: a group of criminals
  • Two-way mirror: a mirror that can be used in the usual way from one side but is transparent from the other side and can therefore be used to watch people without them knowing

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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2017-12-15 11:09:08
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