Mr Bean- Late for the dentist. Present continuous.

Sammymantha March 13, 2017

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. :) 

Enjoy!
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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Mr Bean doesn't wake up when his alarm goes off. He is late for a trip to the dentist. What happens next? This introduces students to present simple tense.
Scene summary:
Mr Bean doesn't wake up when his alarm goes off. He is late for a trip to the dentist. What happens next? This introduces students to present simple tense.
Video length: 7 minutes 40 seconds
Video genre: Film scene (animated or live-action with human-actors)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
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Communicative function: how to explain things in English
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-03-13, 11:39:13 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is the alarm doing?

Fill the gap: The alarm is ________________________

2) What's Mr Bean doing?

  • He is drinking water.
  • He is eating breakfast.
  • He is shaving his face

3) what is he doing?

  • He is worrying.
  • he is laughing
  • he is crying.

4) Mr bean is late. What is he doing in the car?

Fill the gap: He is ________________________ his clothes on.

5) What is Mr Bean going?

Fill the gap: He is ________________________ his teeth.

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Comments

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mccauley
2017-03-13 19:54:44
Thanks
Silmi
2017-03-30 16:10:55
Thanks
Yanifrade
2017-04-01 16:15:23
hi!! nice work. how can I download the video with the exercise ?I´m new here and I want to use it with my students. thanks!
MwaiMuganda
2017-04-02 02:10:20
Quite impressive. How can I use it offline with my students.
dangabs
2017-04-12 18:22:45
Thanks
hekinci
2017-04-20 13:33:18
Thanks
NangrongJamie
2017-11-23 04:44:46
Very good for teaching foreign students in Thailand.
RBerzenji
2018-07-16 04:58:07
Absolutely brilliant ! Thankyou you're a lifesaver for a class i'm covering for tomorrow. Perfect for newbies
RBerzenji
2018-07-16 04:58:09
Absolutely brilliant ! Thankyou you're a lifesaver for a class i'm covering for tomorrow. Perfect for newbies
addoumaa
2018-10-20 15:31:43
thanks.
Matt Kennington
2019-05-06 15:12:21
Great.