HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students are given sentences which use the active form and have to complete sentences using the passive form, so that the meaning stays the same.
Scene summary:
This is a clip from the Disney animation film "Ratatouille". Rémy, a mouse with a talent for cooking, is in a restaurant kitchen. He has a chance to escape through an open window, but when he smells a horrible soup he chooses to improve it instead.
Video length: 1 minute 36 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2018-02-20, 17:10:27 (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) The smell of the soup has reached Rémy.

Fill the gap: Rémy ________________________ by the smell of the soup.

2) Rémy has just added basil.

Fill the gap: Basil ________________________ .

3) Rémy is smelling the soup.

Fill the gap: The soup ________________________ by Rémy.

4) Gusteau interrupted Rémy's thoughts.

Fill the gap: Rémy's thoughts ________________________ by Gusteau.

5) Rémy is imagining Gusteau.

Fill the gap: Gusteau ________________________ by Rémy.

6) Rémy is going to help the chefs.

Fill the gap: The chefs ________________________ by Rémy.

7) Rémy has turned down the gas.

Fill the gap: The gas ________________________ by Rémy.

8) Rémy is going to wash his hands.

Fill the gap: Remy's hands ________________________ .

9) Rémy is sniffing ingredients.

Fill the gap: Ingredients ________________________ by Rémy.

10) Rémy has turned the ladle.

Fill the gap: The ladle ________________________ by Rémy.

11) Rémy has an idea, so he chooses some herbs and vegetables.

Fill the gap: Rémy has an idea, so some herbs and vegetables ________________________ .

12) Rémy threw ingredients into the pot.

Fill the gap: Ingredients ________________________ into the pot.

13) Rémy's just stirred the soup...

Fill the gap: The soup ________________________ ...

14) ...and he's now smelling it.

Fill the gap: ...and it ________________________ .

15) Rémy is going to add a pinch of parsley.

Fill the gap: A pinch of parsley ________________________ .

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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TeacherontheLoose
2018-08-28 08:28:45
I will use this for revision of the passive voice - think it'll go down a treat!
zuckermaus
2020-03-11 09:23:38
Thank you!! That is just what I was looking for
konczolszilvia
2021-02-10 07:38:58
Hi, At your 14. question you used the word 'smelling'. I think it is not often used in continous tenses. :-) I mean when you smell something at the moment you should use 'can'. I can smell, similarly I can hear, I can see, etc. Hope it was useful :-D