Past Progressive vs. Simple Past (The Incredible Smoke Seller)

jaaybe November 21, 2018

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students choose between Simple Past and Past Progressive as well as their different forms of usage and apply the right forms in order to describe situations displayed by the video.
Scene summary:
The Incredible Smoke Seller arrives at a small town and one after another impresses the habitants with his magical tricks. The video ends with the Smoke Seller skipping town and all transformed objects vanishing into smoke.
Video source: El Vendedor de Humo
Video length: 6 minutes 27 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-11-21, 17:54:58 (GMT+1)
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Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: A cat and a dog ________________________ (fight) over a fish when the smoke seller ________________________ (arrive) at the town.

2)

Fill the gap: The smoke seller ________________________ (be) so fast that he almost ________________________ (run) the dog over.

3)

Fill the gap: The seller ________________________ (want) to present his beautiful stage but no one ________________________ (watch).

4)

Fill the gap: An elderly woman ________________________ (peel) potatoes and a man ________________________ (shout) at his dog.

5)

Fill the gap: After the smoke seller ________________________ (start) to play music, the lady ________________________ (get) up .

6)

Fill the gap: While the music ________________________ (play) the lady ________________________ (walk) towards the stage.

7)

Fill the gap: The man ________________________ (stand) there with flowers in his hands when the lady suddenly ________________________ (turn) off the music.

8)

Fill the gap: The smoke seller ________________________ (sit) on his stage when suddenly a little boy ________________________ (run) past him.

9)

Fill the gap: The boy ________________________ (kneel) on the ground when the smoke seller ________________________ (transform) his stick into a toy plane.

10)

Fill the gap: The boy ________________________ (run) after the plane when it ________________________ (land) on the dog's head.

11)

Fill the gap: First the smoke seller ________________________ (transform) the small dog into a bigger dog and afterwards ________________________ (make) the old lady younger and prettier.

12)

Fill the gap: The dog ________________________ (chase) the cat when it ________________________ (hit) the boy.

13)

Fill the gap: The seller ________________________ (pack) up when suddenly the little boy ________________________ (complain) about his toy.

14)

Fill the gap: At the same time, the stick ________________________ (fly) through the air and the dog ________________________ (try) to catch it.

15)

Fill the gap: The mayor ________________________ (appear) and the smoke seller ________________________ (make) him a stature.

16)

Fill the gap: The whole town ________________________ (wave) good-bye when it suddenly ________________________ (start) to rain.

17)

Fill the gap: It ________________________ (rain) still when the smoke seller ________________________ (turn) back into an old man on a bicycle.

18)

Fill the gap: The smoke seller ________________________ (drive) away, when all objects transformed back or ________________________ (disappear).

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

Comments

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ivlazaki
2018-11-22 13:57:34
thanks so much for this video lesson
Miruca1958
2018-11-26 09:47:11
great choices- thanks a lot
Miruca1958
2018-11-26 09:47:14
great choices- thanks a lot
Kerikri
2019-01-22 18:38:17
Wonderful lesson! Thank you! :D
Boruto
2019-02-25 11:28:42
thank u so much. great job!
tanya.shagotova
2019-06-17 08:06:27
Thanks for awesome work!
irrazabalcarmen
2019-07-04 16:53:42
Awesome!!!! Thanks :)! My students will definitely love it ;)
malakhdari
2019-07-08 14:59:29
Thank you. What an amazing job!
rinaa1
2020-03-15 14:26:36
Thank you so much!
vumur58
2020-04-25 17:36:03
Good job! Thank you!
abigiunta
2020-05-04 22:53:19
thanks a lot!
ncasados
2020-12-16 18:36:42
Really good material. Thank you for sharing it!
zotone
2020-12-28 12:29:04
hats off!!
lexfaure
2021-09-01 05:18:07
This was an excellent class about simple past and what we call past progressive. Brilliant animated film as well. Thanks - I will look for more of your lessons. They are very good
ilikeenglish123
2021-09-25 08:44:48
so cool. thanx a lot