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

Regular past intro (mostly) - Beyonce at UN on World Humanitarian Day

RaLinda45 January 10, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Listen to recognize then use regular past simple with some exposure to irregular verbs and perfect tense.
Scene summary:
Beyonce sings "I was here" at the UN on World Humanitarian Day with videos of the world.
Video length: 4 minutes 34 seconds
Video genre: Music video
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Communicative function: how to deny or admit something in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2019-01-10, 21:34:48 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What does she want to say?

  • She live each day until she die.
  • She lived each day until she die
  • She lived each day until she died.

2) What will she leave?

  • the hards that she rushed
  • the hearts that she touched
  • the hurts that she hushed

3) What did she do when she was here?

  • She did; she done.
  • She lived; she loved.
  • She did; she was.

4) What things has she done?

  • everything that she wanted
  • everything that she want it
  • something she wanted

5) What did she say?

Put the words in order: loved. lived; I here; was I I

6) What did she say she did?

Put the words in order: "everything wanted" that I

7) What did she bring someone?

  • appiness
  • happiness
  • sappiness

8) How much did she do?

  • more and she thought
  • more than she taught
  • more than she thought

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