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

Present continuous (Term 1 U3 L3)

elainesadler May 30, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Answer the questions about what the pigs are doing and how they feel. Use present continuous.
Scene summary:
The pigs are putting on a singing competition. Watch everyone's reaction and say how they are feeling.
Video length: 2 minutes 18 seconds
Video genre: Film scene (animated or live-action with human-actors)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
First published: 2019-05-30, 01:20:15 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The pig is ....

  • washing the clothes
  • washing the dishes
  • sweeping the floors

2) What are the little pigs doing?

Put the words in order: The are laughing. little pigs

3) The sheep is __________ music.

  • play
  • playing
  • played

4) The little pigs feel ____________.

  • angry
  • surprised
  • bored

5) What are the pigs doing on the stage?

Fill the gap: The ________________________ on the stage.

6) The mouse feels ______________.

  • happy
  • angry
  • sad

7) The pigs __________________.

  • shakes
  • are shaking
  • is shaking

8) How does the father pig feel?

Answer the question using your own words

9) The little pigs feel _____________.

  • bored
  • excited
  • angry

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2019-06-13 21:49:49
wonderful, amazing