Video quiz of the month: Serial taxi

In June, we are featuring a video quiz created around a short thriller called Serial Taxi, talking about why we like it and how we would use it in class.

This time we offer three different focuses or lessons aims that could work with different class profiles: a prediction task involving productive skills (speaking or writing), a grammar focus on narrative tenses, as well as vocabulary work around expressions containing the word kill.

Hope you get to try one or all of these ideas soon.


Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Pokemon and Trainers Swap Voices - Present Simple

EtroLab June 11, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students practice​ affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences in the Present Simple tense.
Scene summary:
Pikachu and Meowth are shocked when they discover that the heroes speak Pokemon's language.
Video length: 2 minutes 6 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Language exam: Cambridge: Preliminary (PET)
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2019-06-11, 11:05:31 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What _______ Pikachu _________ ?

  • do_______do
  • does_________does
  • does__________do

2) Froakie and Delphox ______ they are thirsty.

  • says
  • say
  • don't say

3) Froakie _______ Pikachu's forehead.

  • doesn't touch
  • touch
  • touches


Put the words in order: speak been we've to always able

5) Froakie says: Stop with the _______

  • googing around
  • googling around
  • goofing around

6) Pikachu _______ and _______.

  • yell and run off
  • yells and run off
  • yell and runs off
  • yells and runs off


Put the words in order: is terrified Meowth also

8) ______ Ash ________ like Froakie?

  • does _______ speak
  • does ________ speaks
  • do ________ speaks
  • do ________ speak

9) What does Meowth say?

  • Come on, people fake up
  • Come on, people fakes up
  • Come on, people wake up
  • Come on, people wakes up

10) Jessie and James ________ Pokemon's language.

  • don't speak
  • doesn't speak
  • speak
  • speaks

11) Do Jessie and James follow Meowth?

  • Yes, they follow.
  • Yes, they do.
  • No, they don't.
  • No, they doesn't.

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2019-06-12 11:20:39
2019-06-12 14:21:59
Thanks! This will surely work swell with a structured lesson. Very creative!