Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Viewers and students wil learn about the Black Friday background as well as practice their general abilities.
Scene summary:
Where does the term Black Friday come from? That and much more explained on a short video.
Video length: 1 minute 50 seconds
Lesson type: Mixed practice
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2021-11-25, 21:07:36 (GMT+1)
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) Fill in the gaps using the present perfect structure

Fill the gap: ________________________ you ________________________ what some Philadephia cops...

2) (choose two correct answers) In the phrase "a couple of native americans meeting pilgrims". The word "pilgrims" mean:

  • The peel of an unripe banana
  • A green leprechaun
  • Members of the group of English people
  • A dark joke
  • People who travel as a religious act

3) A retail business is:

  • A business that sells product in bulk quantities
  • A business that sells directly to the consumer

4) Complete using the right conditional from

Fill the gap: ________________________ you believe it if someone ________________________ everything?

5) In the excerpt " a day that local Pheladelphia police officers would refer to AS The Black Friday." The word "AS" is...

  • indicating comparison
  • indicating time
  • indicating manner
  • indicating function or character

6) In the excerpt "because of all the hard work and headache they would have". Headache means:

  • a continuous pain in the head
  • a thing or person that causes worry or trouble

7) In the term term: "shopping season". The word shopping is a(n)

  • action or activity of purchasing goods from stores
  • place

8) Fill in the gaps with the correct verbs and tenses.

Fill the gap: There ________________________ Santa Claus parades ________________________ all over the United States.

9) in the excerpt " Santa was just around the corner." The term "around the corner" means...

  • ...that Santa is very near
  • ...that Christmas is about to happen

10) Fill in the gaps with the right vocabulary

Fill the gap: ....Because Christmas is always the next ________________________ holiday ________________________ Thanksgiving...

11) "They were sponsored by department stores and local retailors": Match the words with their definitions

Match the items:
department storea person, shop, or business that sells goods to the public
retailorto pay for someone to do something or for something to happen
sponsora large shop which sells many different kinds of goods.

12) Fill in the gaps with the right vocabulary as you listen

Fill the gap: And it became an unwritten ________________________ that no store would try doing Christmas ________________________ before the parade was over

13) Why wouldn't the stores advertise their products before Thanksgiving?

  • They didn't have any money
  • They were waiting for Christmas
  • They would be punished by Santa Claus
  • They didn't want to break with the tradition
  • All of the above

14) The Native Americans played a role in:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Meeting pilgrims
  • Black Friday
  • All of the above

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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