Pass the Salt - Mobile Distractions at The Family Table

Kisdobos February 08, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
A 1:30 sketch about the response of a father who's irritated by his sons' being distracted by their cell phones at the table.

the video quiz includes 5 multiple choice questions based on the visuals in the sketch.

It is recommended as a warmer in a class about mobile phones and their role in our lives.

Discussion Questions

1. On a scale of 0 to 10, how important is your cell phone for you?

2. Do you sometimes check your cell phone at the family table?

3. Do you sometimes check your cell phone when you're hanging out with your friends?

4. When is it inappropriate to check your phone when you're with your friends? (=When would you never do that?) Explain why.

5. Is checking your phone at the table worse than reading the paper? Why or why not?

6. If you had kids, what rules would you pass about using cell phones at the table? How would you justify them to your kids? (=How would you explain why these rules are important and just?)

7. Should schools allow cell phone use in class? If yes, for what purposes?

8. If cell phones are allowed in class, how would you as a teacher make sure your students are using cell phones according to the rules?
Scene summary:
A 1:30 sketch about the response of a father who's irritated by his sons' being distracted by their cell phones at the table.

the video quiz includes 5 multiple choice questions based on the visuals in the sketch.

It is recommended as a warmer in a class about mobile phones and their role in our lives.

Discussion Questions

1. On a scale of 0 to 10, how important is your cell phone for you?

2. Do you sometimes check your cell phone at the family table?

3. Do you sometimes check your cell phone when you're hanging out with your friends?

4. When is it inappropriate to check your phone when you're with your friends? (=When would you never do that?) Explain why.

5. Is checking your phone at the table worse than reading the paper? Why or why not?

6. If you had kids, what rules would you pass about using cell phones at the table? How would you justify them to your kids? (=How would you explain why these rules are important and just?)

7. Should schools allow cell phone use in class? If yes, for what purposes?

8. If cell phones are allowed in class, how would you as a teacher make sure your students are using cell phones according to the rules?
Video source: Pass The Salt
Video length: 1 minute 27 seconds
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License
First published: 2017-02-08, 14:43:13 (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)

1) Jake passed the ...

  • salt
  • vinegar
  • pepper
  • cinammon

2) The father ...

  • started writing a novel
  • started typing a letter
  • started typing on an old typewriter
  • got bored and occupied himself

3) The boys look ...

  • upset
  • worried
  • confused
  • disinterested

4) The dad pretended to be distracted by ...

  • typing
  • his sons' using their cell phones
  • the noise of the typewriter
  • getting the pepper instead of the salt

5) The boys understood the ...

  • paradox
  • irony
  • joke
  • order

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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