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 detective

Balena May 30, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students have to grasp basic words to practice their comprehension, with the intention of using vocabulary they have learnt this year.
Scene summary:
The trailer of the film shows the main character, a boy whose father used to be a detective, and his adventure which begins when a Pokemon character comes into his life.
Video length: 2 minutes 21 seconds
Video genre: Film trailer
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-05-30, 14:34:25 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Put the words in order: City welcome to Ryme


Fill the gap: A celebration ________________________ humans ________________________ Pokemon.


Fill the gap: Tim, your dad ________________________ a legend in ________________________ presect.


Fill the gap: I remember. You wanted to be a Pokemon ________________________ when you were ________________________


Put the words in order: that didn't yeah, out work really


Put the words in order: Whoever how to are, use this. know you I


Fill the gap: I know you can't ________________________ me, but put ________________________ the stapler, or I will electrocute you.


Put the words in order: you talk just did


Fill the gap: They try to ________________________ to me all the ________________________ all they hear is pika pika.


Put the words in order: can't kid understand they me,


Put the words in order: we're gonna this. do you and me


Fill the gap: And ________________________ magic is called ________________________

13) We're switching roles.

Put the words in order: you're bad good I'm cop cop


Put the words in order: my head in I differently saw that

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2019-05-30 18:25:47
2019-06-11 20:16:05
Thank you very much!!!