The Origins of James Bond

Majaru December 03, 2018

60 second docs - YouTube channels for EFL teachers EP 05

In this episode we will be introducing you to the channel 60 second docs, which has short (60-second) documentaries on a wide range of subjects, which might be interesting for your students, and / or relevant for the coursebook unit you are working on. 

The video we have chosen stars Batman :) We start off with a screenshot and get you to predict what the documentary is about, just as we would with students. Then we talk about students creating their own short documentaries and we finish off with a bit of media literacy, taking a good critical look at the title.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch the video about the origins of a famous British spy and answer the questions
Scene summary:
Here comes a brief summary on the origins of James Bond character including his first appearance and major details
Video length: 3 minutes 41 seconds
Video genre: Video compilation (e.g. Vine video compilation)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Level:
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2018-12-03, 08:17:09 (GMT+1)

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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) How does James Bond like his Martinis served?

  • the video doesn't say
  • stirred, not shaken
  • shaken, not served
  • shaken, not stirred

2) The fictional spy James Bond was created by

  • Ian Fleming
  • Jane Austen
  • Thomas Hardy
  • J. K. Rowling

3) What was the name of Ian Fleming's estate, where he created the character?

  • Thunderball
  • the video doesn't say
  • Goldenball
  • Goldeneye

4) Which of these statements is false?

  • Ian Fleming enjoyed bird watching
  • Ian Fleming based the character on himself
  • 'James Bond' was the author of a book about spying
  • 'James Bond' features were inspired by a real spy

5) Which of these film titles is said to be the Bond family motto?

  • You Only Live Twice
  • The World is not Enough
  • Live and Let Die
  • the video doesn't say

6) The codename '007' gives James Bond ...

  • A license to spy
  • A license to kill
  • The video doesn't say
  • A license to thrill

7) In which book did James Bond first make his appearance?

  • The video doesn't say
  • Dr No
  • Casino Royale
  • Goldfinger

8) Which actor played the first Bond?

  • Timothy Dalton
  • Daniel Craig
  • Sean Connery
  • Pierce Brosnan

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

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silvanasisrqui
2019-05-06 01:01:00
Thanks a bunch, very useful and entertaining material.