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

New years resolutions

Kylemc1 December 26, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Multiple choice and unscramble the sentence questions. For intermediate and beginners.
Scene summary:
They are celebrating new years eve and talking about each others new years resolutions
Video length: 2 minutes 17 seconds
Video genre: Film scene (animated or live-action with human-actors)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-26, 03:24:48 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What are they celebrating?

  • New Years Eve
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • A birthday

2) What is Ross' New years resolution?

  • Eat better
  • Do one new thing every day
  • play guitar
  • not get divorced

3) Unscramble the sentence

Put the words in order: Mine pilot yeah. a to commercial That's a one, is good jet.

4) What does Phoebe say Chandlers resolution should be.

  • Stop making fun of his friends
  • Fly a plane
  • Be nicer
  • Stop talking


Put the words in order: to resolution My to how learn year's play is guitar. new


Put the words in order: me you a teacher? want to teach you great I'm Do


Put the words in order: less. gossip, should be maybe resolution UM your to

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