The mysterious origins of life on Earth - Luka Seamus Wright

Kisdobos September 02, 2019
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:
(In)definite vs Zero Article Practice for ESL / EFL classes with 24 gapfill questions. This video lesson showcases our brand new feature: the zero gap. When creating a video quiz, the zero gap allows you to have a gap in a sentence where students don't need anything to type: just hit enter to submit their answer. It's great for activities like articles vs zero article (=a missing article, for example for general concepts: e.g. society and NOT the society).

You can create a zero gap in one of your questions by clicking on a space in a gapfill type question.
Created using the grammar quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
Where on Earth did life begin? Explore the hydrothermal vents in Earth’s crust as simple compounds gave way to complex life.

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Billions of years ago, simple organic compounds assembled into more complex coalitions that could grow and reproduce. At the time, Earth had widespread volcanic activity and a hostile atmosphere that made it almost devoid of a suitable environment for living things. So where did life begin? Luka Wright searches for the cradle of life that gave rise to the billions of species that inhabit our planet.

Lesson by Luka Seamus Wright, directed by Nick Hilditch.
Video length: 4 minutes 57 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-09-02, 09:28:55 (GMT+1)
About the author
I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

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)

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Fill the gap: Billions of years ago on ________________________ young planet Earth simple organic compounds assembled into more complex coalitions that could grow and …

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Fill the gap: At the time, ________________________ Earth was almost completely devoid of what we'd recognize as a suitable environment for ________________________ living things.

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Fill the gap: ________________________ young planet had widespread volcanic activity and ________________________ atmosphere that created hostile conditions.

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Fill the gap: To begin the search for the cradle of life, it's important to first understand ________________________ basic necessities for any life form.

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Fill the gap: In order for these ingredients to comingle and react with each other, they need ________________________ liquid solvent:

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Fill the gap: And in order to grow and reproduce, all life needs ________________________ source of energy.

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Fill the gap: ________________________ first life form wouldn't have had other organisms to consume,

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Fill the gap: Places on land or close to the surface of the ocean have the advantage of ________________________ access to ________________________ sunlight.

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Fill the gap: One setting offers protection from this radiation and ________________________ alternative energy source:

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Fill the gap: the hydrothermal vents that wind across ________________________ ocean floor, covered by kilometers of seawater and bathed in ________________________ complete darkness.

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Fill the gap: ________________________ hydrothermal vent is a fissure in the Earth's crust where seawater seeps into ________________________ magma chambers and is ejected back out at high …

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Fill the gap: Energy is particularly concentrated at ________________________ steep chemical gradients of hydrothermal vents.

13)

Fill the gap: LUCA wasn't ________________________ first life form, but it's as far back as we can trace.

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Fill the gap: Since these genes are shared across ________________________ species and domains, they must have been inherited from ________________________ common ancestor.

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Fill the gap: But ________________________ scientists now believe that black smokers were too hot for LUCA— so now ________________________ top candidates for the cradle of life are white …

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Fill the gap: Adjacent black smokers may have contributed ________________________ carbon dioxide necessary for ________________________ life to evolve at Lost City,

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

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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