Task description & scene summary

Task description:
In this video, students will use "could, was able to, were able to (and their negative forms)" according to the context presented in each presented situation.
Scene summary:
Hann Grace portrays in this animated short film her experience with depression as a way to encourage others to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.
Video length: 5 minutes 57 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2020-01-24, 00:11:00 (GMT+1)
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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."

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Put the words in order: Hanna old, years she 18 couldn't get When turned excited.

2)

Correct the wrong word: She wasn't able to fell asleep at night.

3) could or couldn't?

Fill the gap: She ________________________ hold up her tears.

4) Her ...... birthday message couldn't make her feel better.

  • friends'
  • boyfriend's
  • mother's
  • cellphone's

5)

Put the words in order: smile before. Hanna wasn't to able as

6)

Match the items:
Hanna couldn'tbelieve her eyes.
Hanna couldconnect with her younger self.
When Hanna was a child,she was able to smile.

7)

Correct the wrong word: As a children she was able to express herself freely.

8)

Find the extra word: A negative thought was not able to enter Hanna's heart.

9) could or couldn't

Fill the gap: Hanna ________________________ understand what was happening.

10)

Match the items:
Other children were ableto treat her badly.
Her classmates couldn'tto convince others of her artistic talent.
As a child, she couldn'thold their negative opinions to themselves.
Hanna wasn't ablemake many friends.

11) could or couldn't?

Fill the gap: She ________________________ only feel troubled.

12)

Find the extra word: Hanna she couldn't free herself from all the negative ideas.

13)

Correct the wrong word: Hanna weren't able to stop negative thoughts from invading her mind.

14) could or couldn't?

Fill the gap: And even if she ________________________ still smile deep inside.

15) could or couldn't?

Fill the gap: she ________________________ stop crying in the outside.

16)

Find the extra word: She could was able to embrace her inner child.

17)

Put the words in order: way. continue that realized couldn't the same life her She

18) Was Hanna able to smile again?

Answer the question using your own words

19)

Fill the gap: Hanna ________________________ able to overcome depression.

20) What could you do to help a friend in a similar situation?

Answer the question using your own words

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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