Past Simple Tense - Walking with Dinosaurs

MSMKH October 11, 2017

Filter Bubbles by ESL Brains - Anna’s favourite video quizzes EP 05

In this episode we are showcasing a video quiz by our user ESL Brains, a great blog written by two English teachers who produce lesson plans around hot topics that will be relevant for most of the adult students you teach. Apart from showing you parts of the quiz, we will also give you a quick tour of the ESL Brains blog and say what we particularly like about their lesson plans - and talk about our shared mission! :)

The original video quiz can be found here on our site: 

And here is the full lesson plan on the ESL Brains blog: 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students practice creating sentences in the past simple tense. They must use irregular verbs and create both affirmative and negative statements.
Scene summary:
A short video from the BBC series "Walking with Dinosaurs". Some speaking but questions do not rely on understanding the speech. Chose to use dinosaurs because they are in the past!
Video length: 2 minutes 48 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-10-11, 13:22:34 (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."

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) Fill in the gap with the verb in the past tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus ________________________ (to be) a herbivore.

2) Fill in the gap with the verb in past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus ________________________ (to have) metre long spikes on its tail.

3) Unscramble the sentence to make a question and answer in the past tense.

Put the words in order: did brain? have not. a large No, Did it Stegosaurus the

4) Unscramble the sentence to make a negative past tense statement.

Put the words in order: Allosauruses did smell not pizza. The

5) Fill the gap with the verb in the past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The baby dinosaurs ________________________ (to be) in danger.

6) Match these irregular base verbs with their past simple form.

Match the items:
eatran
catchsaw
seeate
givecaught
rungave

7) Fill the gap with the verb in the past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus ________________________ (to hit) the baby dinosaur with its tail.

8) Fill the gap with the verb in the past simple tense.

Fill the gap: The stegosaurus and the allosaurus ________________________ (to look) at each other.

9) Fill the gap to make a negative statement in the past tense.

Fill the gap: The dinosaurs ________________________ (to fight) in the riverbed.

10) Fill the gap to make a negative past simple sentence.

Fill the gap: Allosauruses ________________________ (to be) lions.

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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williamgc
2019-08-29 04:20:39
Sorry I think you made a mistake on #10. You asked for past simple tense