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

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 1957

AlexisChe December 27, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
A learner watches the video and does the tasks: multiple choice, unscramble the sentence and fill in questions.
Scene summary:
The Christmas Broadcast 1957 and the Queen gives her first TV Christmas speech.
Video length: 1 minute 6 seconds
Video genre: Miscellaneous
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-27, 13:37:15 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) How many years ago did the Queen's grandfather broadcast the first Christmas message

  • 35
  • 25
  • 29

2) Today is another landmark

Fill the gap: because television has made it possible for many of you to see me in your ________________________ on Christmas Day

3) My own family often gather round to watch television as they are this moment,

Put the words in order: that now. how imagine you and is I


Fill the gap: I very much ________________________ that this new medium will make my Christmas ________________________ more personal and direct.

5) I hope that 1958 may bring you God's ----------- and all the things you long for

  • dressing
  • blessing
  • stressing

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2018-12-27 19:31:23
Great idea! Thank you!)
2019-01-13 15:28:01