Questions no one knows the answers to

I_am_Katherine January 18, 2018

Filter Bubbles by ESL Brains - Anna’s favourite video quizzes EP 05

In this episode we are showcasing a video quiz by our user ESL Brains, a great blog written by two English teachers who produce lesson plans around hot topics that will be relevant for most of the adult students you teach. Apart from showing you parts of the quiz, we will also give you a quick tour of the ESL Brains blog and say what we particularly like about their lesson plans - and talk about our shared mission! :)

The original video quiz can be found here on our site: 

And here is the full lesson plan on the ESL Brains blog: 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
You need to watch the video and make Wh-questions. For lower-level students you may turn on the subtitles.
Scene summary:
TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.
Video length: 1 minute 37 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Level:
Student types:
Tags:
Grammar:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
First published: 2018-01-18, 11:32:28 (GMT+1)

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About the author

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) ___ a typical day at school

  • At
  • On
  • In
  • During

2)

Put the words in order: feel a like what would be dog? it to

3)

Put the words in order: the was an Bang accident? just Big

4)

Put the words in order: are sure He we so not a and a She? that it’s how

5)

Put the words in order: so innocent things? people animals many suffer terrible why and do

6)

Put the words in order: free I have then, do but will?

7)

Put the words in order: day? become one will conscious robots

8)

Put the words in order: But them edge you’ll know exciting, you knowledge, takes and it you the to into what find never is there. diving because of

Discussion questions

1. Schools don’t devote a lot of time to questions that no one knows the answers to. Why? What effect(s) does this have, in your opinion?

2. Of all the questions that Anderson throws out there, which one is most intriguing to you, and why?

3. One of the questions Anderson poses concerns predestination: “Is there a plan for my life?” Is that idea comforting or disturbing?

About the author

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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