Questions no one knows the answers to

I_am_Katherine January 18, 2018

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
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
First published: 2018-01-18, 11:32:28 (GMT+1)
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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."

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) ___ a typical day at school

  • At
  • On
  • In
  • During

2)

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

3)

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

4)

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

5)

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

6)

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

7)

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

8)

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

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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