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

Mr. Bean with Hebrew. In the Hospital

yitzhakbg June 10, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
This video quiz contains present/past continuous and simple tense practice in the topic of "In the Hospital".
Scene summary:
Mrs. Wicket is ill - and this inspires Mr. Bean to fake an injury, hoping it will get him a luxurious stay in hospital. Unfortunately, it wasn't luxurious and ended up having serious injuries when he got bumped and fell into a broken elevator. Mr. Bean gets a private room of hospital.
Video length: 8 minutes 26 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-06-10, 22:24:21 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Mr Bean was playing with the doll when a lady ... the door

  • opens
  • opened
  • is opening
  • was opening

2) The bus arrived and the woman ...

  • gets off
  • got off
  • is getting off
  • was getting off

3) Mr. Bean looked around and he ... a Mr. Bean looked around and he ... a lady.

  • notices
  • noticed
  • is noticing

4) Mr. Bean ... (chase) a cat until it climbed up the wall.

  • chases
  • chased
  • is chasing
  • was chasing

5) Mr. Bean was looking through the keyhole when he _______ going to the hospital.

  • thinks of
  • thought of
  • is thinking of
  • was thinking of

6) What was Mr. Bean waiting for?

Fill the gap: Mr. Bean ________________________ (wait) for the doctor.


Fill the gap: He ________________________ (be) a good actor.

8) What took him to the hospital?

  • a car
  • a bus
  • an ambulance
  • a train

9) What is this lady?

Answer the question using your own words

10) What is she doing?

Answer the question using your own words

11) What did she ask?

Answer the question using your own words

12) What did Mr. Bean do while the nurse was on the phone?

Fill the gap: Mr. Bean ________________________ (wait) while the nurse was on the phone

13) What are they doing?

Fill the gap: They are ________________________ (run).

14) What is this place?

Fill the gap: It is the ________________________ room.

15) They are ... about what to do.

  • smoking
  • thinking
  • clicking
  • driving

16) What is the doctor going to do?

Fill the gap: He is ________________________ (give) Mr. Bean a shot.

17) The nurse ... (chase) Mr. Bean while he escapes.

  • is chatting
  • is chasing
  • is chewing

18) He ... (drive) past the babies in the maternity ward.

  • dribbled
  • drove
  • drived
  • drives

19) Guess what will happen to Mr. Bean.

Answer the question using your own words

Vocabulary list

  • ward: מחלקה בבית חולים a section in a hospital for patients needing a particular kind of care.
  • hospital: בית חולים a place where sick or injured people are given care or treatment and where children are often born
  • maternity ward: מחלקת יולדות an area in a hospital where women who are giving birth to babies are cared for
  • give a shot: להזריק to force a liquid medicine or drug into someone using a needle
  • nurse: אחות who is trained to care for sick or injured people
  • operating room: חדר ניתוח a room in a hospital where operations are done

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