The Princess Who Never Smiled (Subtitle Completion)

Kisdobos September 16, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students need to fill in the ONE WORD that is missing from the 18 subtitles/narrative lines I wrote for the tale. The sentences feature present simple, past simple, future simple sentences and a past continuous sentence.

Fifteen sentences need to be transformed from Direct Speech into Reported Speech, including a mixture of statements, questions and commands, in present, past and future tenses.

Students need to identify and tap on 9 objects in the freeze-framed screen at various points in the story.

This video quiz checks students' understanding of the key events of the story based on only visual cues (it's a silent film, so no listening practice is involved).

Feel free to check out the three related quizzes I made based on the same video:

1. https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/princess-who-never-smiled-visual-comprehension-practice

2. https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/princess-who-never-smiled-tappable-pictionary

3. https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/princess-who-never-smiled-reported-speech-practice
Scene summary:
A short tale about a king who has a daughter who never smiles. In his desperation he organizes a contest to see if there is anyone in his kingdom who can make the princess smile. A story with a punchline.
Video length: 2 minutes 29 seconds
Video genre: N/A
Dialect:
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-09-16, 08:33:59 (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 in the ONE WORD missing from the subtitles and narrations.

Fill the gap: Your Majesty, your daughter is ________________________ Please follow me.

2)

Fill the gap: ________________________ a beautiful baby!

3)

Fill the gap: The baby is not happy. I'll try to ________________________ her up.

4)

Fill the gap: She won't cheer up. Maybe she doesn't ________________________ me.

5)

Fill the gap: How could I ________________________ her smile? I need a plan.

6)

Fill the gap: I have a good ________________________

7)

Fill the gap: The king announced a contest to see if anybody could make the ________________________ smile.

8)

Fill the gap: There came a sheik on an ________________________ a man in a chicken costume, a pantomime artist, a lion tamer, and many others.

9)

Fill the gap: ________________________ begin the contest!

10)

Fill the gap: The lion tamer put his head in the lion's ________________________

11)

Fill the gap: However hard they tried, no one ________________________ cheer up the princess.

12)

Fill the gap: The contestants ________________________ sadly.

13)

Fill the gap: The king's heart sank. He didn't ________________________ what else to do.

14)

Fill the gap: Ouch! My ________________________ I'll die.

15)

Fill the gap: Father, ________________________ did you leave me alone?

16)

Fill the gap: Suddenly the king opened his eyes and smiled. Then his ________________________ smiled back.

17)

Fill the gap: I got you! I ________________________ you smile at last!

18)

Fill the gap: The princess was chasing her father ________________________ she was mad with him.

Vocabulary list

  • Your Majesty!: a formal phrase to greet a king or queen
  • cheer (sy) up v.: cheer up: to smile, become happy, cheer sy up: make sy smile/happy
  • announce v.: to make (something) known in a public or formal way : to officially tell people about (something)
  • contest n.: a competition; an event in which people try to win by doing something better than others
  • sheik n.: an Arab chief, ruler, or prince
  • pantomime n.: a way of expressing information or telling a story without words by using body movements and facial expressions
  • costume n.: the clothes that are worn by someone (such as an actor) who is trying to look like a different person or thing
  • lion tamer n.: a circus artist who works with lions
  • however adv.: to whatever degree or extent : no matter how — used before an adjective or adverb
  • contestant n.: a person who takes part in a contest
  • your heart sinks (expression): When your heart sinks, you become sad or disappointed about something.
  • at last adv.: after a delay or long period of time
  • chase v.: to follow and try to catch (someone or something)
  • mad with sy: angry
  • jester n.: a man who in the past was kept by a ruler to amuse people by acting silly and telling jokes

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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lakinetothgabi
2017-09-16 10:31:06
Thanks
Nafizza
2018-04-15 06:28:47
Amazing!!
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2018-07-11 11:48:24
Great activity! Thank you so much!
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2019-01-15 17:46:12
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Tinhinanesam
2019-04-26 12:49:40
thank you, this is an interesting quiz