Pigeons (Place Prepositions Practice)

Kisdobos September 21, 2017
HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
8 gapfill questions where the students need to fill in various prepositions of place into the gaps: in front of, outside, in, under, opposite, next to, above, on top of.

I am also including some comprehension question with each preposition question You can get students to answer after solving each grammar task, or in the end. The comprehension questions are:

1. Why is the nest up there?
2. Where is the mother of the little pigeons?
3. What will their mother bring for the little ones when she comes back?
4. Where are the pigeons going?
5. What do the pigeons want?
6. What are they trying to do?
7. What are they planning to do?
8. Why do they not want to eat the worm?
Scene summary:
There are three little pigeons who are waiting for their mother to return to the nest. They are getting bored waiting and venture into the world looking for some adventures. Soon they find a muffin in a window and get very hungry.
Video length: 2 minutes 31 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-09-21, 08:55:51 (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)

Fill the gap: There are three little pigeons living ________________________ the flat.

2)

Fill the gap: They are ________________________ the nest waiting for their mother.

3)

Fill the gap: They are standing ________________________ to each other in the nest.

4)

Fill the gap: Now they are ________________________ the nest - no longer in the safety of the nest.

5)

Fill the gap: The pigeons are ________________________ the window.

6)

Fill the gap: The pigeons are on ________________________ of each other.

7)

Fill the gap: The two pigeons are ________________________ each other.

8)

Fill the gap: A worm is lying in ________________________ of the pigeons, but they aren't too happy about it.

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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emerld
2017-09-21 09:12:00
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2017-09-21 20:16:40
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2017-09-22 04:56:56
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2017-09-22 06:19:23
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2017-09-22 06:19:25
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2017-09-22 07:25:34
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2017-09-22 08:13:18
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2017-09-22 14:01:48
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Missgarces
2017-09-22 14:20:52
I love this!
Pirinolo
2017-10-02 16:57:02
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2018-10-18 12:21:28
Thanks for sharing
agnieszkafigaj
2018-11-17 06:47:13
Thank You for sharing! It is a pleasure to work with these materials!
mrsoogan
2019-03-04 11:00:46
full of fun thank you
joeybagadizzo
2020-01-09 09:54:41
thank you for your contribution it is very helpful to keep students interested without a song.
basia12345678
2020-01-26 07:33:23
THANKS!!
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2020-03-12 02:06:55
brilliant mind!!you did a good job
mary1959o
2020-05-07 13:09:03
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jfagyongy
2020-05-28 06:25:09
It is a lovely video and a great activity! Thank you!
volkan
2020-09-27 22:04:21
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lablab19
2021-01-09 02:46:29
This video clip is good source for online learning.
AcademiaEspinosa
2021-02-10 18:45:43
Great video ! Thanks!
luluGP
2021-07-16 15:42:30
Excellent video, many thanks!!