My favourite TV programme or nothing! Past simple vs Past continuous

MelanieHeaven April 04, 2020

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Use past simple and/or past continuous to fill in the sentences all along the video.
Scene summary:
At the nursing home, everybody is waiting for the best TV programme. But something will happen...
Video length: 5 minutes 13 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2020-04-04, 19:25:37 (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) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The old man ________________________ (sleep), when he suddenly ________________________ (wake up).

2) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The old lady ________________________ (build) a castle when someone ________________________ (take) a piece of wood.

3) Complete with simple past or past continuous.

Fill the gap: Their favourite TV show ________________________ (start) while they ________________________ (sit) on the sofa.

4) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The nurse ________________________ (switch) off the TV.

5) Complete with past simple or past coninuous.

Fill the gap: The nurse ________________________ (play) Candy Crush, when a red light ________________________ (begin) to flash on the computer.

6) Complete with past simple or simple past.

Fill the gap: A man ________________________ (sweep) the floor while they ________________________ (hide)in a room.

7) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: They ________________________ (enter)the room and the man ________________________ (not see) them.

8) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The old lady ________________________ (read) the map when she ________________________ (have) an idea.

9) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: While the man ________________________ (sweep) the floor, they ________________________ (make) plans.

10) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The old man ________________________ (hang) above the nurse when she ________________________ (take) a photo.

11) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The nurse ________________________ (discover) the man above her and ________________________ (scream).

12) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: They ________________________ (worry) when suddenly the man ________________________ (open) the door of the room.

13) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: The old lady ________________________ (catch) the TV remote.

14) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: They ________________________ (be) happy and proud to have the remote.

15) Complete with past simple or past continuous.

Fill the gap: They ________________________ (be) ready to watch their programme, but the remote ________________________ (not work) ...

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

Comments

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kristinahakobyan
2020-04-04 21:43:41
really very good tasks!
do314
2020-04-05 16:13:30
Awesome ! I loved it, so will my students - hopefully !=) Thank you very much !!!
HerculeP
2020-04-06 13:37:21
Creative and funny, the kids will love it. Thank you!
IrinaZykova
2020-04-07 14:02:17
Wow! It's awesome!!!!!
Newmilla1905
2020-04-08 07:39:06
Thank you for the wonderful work.
Eimaiilily
2020-05-11 18:18:41
Very nice work! Highly motivating and we love the instant feedback!
natali92
2020-08-22 20:09:55
Thank you!
suzanna77
2020-09-27 16:34:27
THANKS:))
justopsanz
2020-10-28 09:36:32
thank you very much!
GabrielaSandru
2020-11-04 15:20:19
Excellent choice and great task. Thank you!!!
Phakiza
2020-11-26 14:10:34
Tnahk you
EricCuencaVT
2020-12-04 07:09:12
Thank you very much!!!!
abdomimo
2021-01-06 13:00:56
Thank you so much
A.Nabil
2021-01-15 01:21:01
Hi ! I am new to this site. I was searching for a suitable video to teach the past continuous tenses and your was perfect! Hilarious too, thanks!
Tippawan2528
2021-01-26 03:08:41
Cool
carlitagc17
2021-02-04 09:03:18
This is great material for my 6th graders, they loved it!!!
Djennut
2021-09-28 19:17:45
thank from Amsterdam Holland
Djennut
2021-09-28 19:18:15
Thank you from Amsterdam Highschool
Djennut
2021-09-28 19:21:07
thank you, can I print the assignment?