Rooms, furniture and feelings/ Beginner A1 by TeacherDiane (Kamon)

TeacherDiane555 June 21, 2019

Using screenshots to predict content - How to teach English using videos EP03

In this episode we will be showing you how screenshots taken from a video can be used to generate interest and get students to predict the content. Checking their ideas against what they later hear and see in the video can also function as a great first listening task. 

We’re using two amazing short videos in the tutorial, both of which we found at Kieran Donaghy's popular Film English site: Fear of Flying and 5 things every presenter needs to know about people . Also download this and this accompanying worksheet we've made. :) 

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Do you have 1 minute for us? We are doing a quick survey to better understand your use of videos in class, and take advantage of this insight in developing our video quiz solution. Thank you for filling out this short form.

Peter Laszlo, iSLCollective co-founder


Great news: Kieran Donaghy is doing his popular 20-hour Film and Video in Language Teaching course again in Barcelona in 2019. Places are limited so apply now. When you apply, make sure to redeem your special 5% discount - a gift from Kieran for iSLCollective users - just mention the secret code "ISLCOLLECTIVE".

I can highly recommend his training based on my first-hand experience: I took the 5-day course in gorgeous Barcelona 2 years ago. It was truly a treasure trove of practical ideas that enriched my way of teaching a great deal. It was also very refreshing to enjoy a holiday in this amazing city while learning. Apply quick: First come, first served! / Peter Laszlo, iSLCollective Co-founder

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Tap on the items in the room. Learn new words like mole and nostrils and have fun learning English.
Scene summary:
Mr. Bean goes to bed. His landlord lady is a sleepwalker; she wakes up and comes up to sleep in Mr. Bean's bed.
Video length: 3 minutes 17 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-06-21, 07:39:18 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Tap on the cupboard...

2) Tap on the pillow...

3) Which color is the iron?

  • black, brown and red
  • blue cream and pink
  • blue, red and green
  • none of these answers

4) Tap on the lamp...

5) Tap on Mr. Bean's eyebrows...

6) He forgot to turn off the...

  • TV
  • radio
  • lamp
  • light

7) Mr. Bean fell because he bumped into the...

  • iron
  • bed table
  • ironing board
  • bed

8) What time is it?

  • 9:15
  • 11:50
  • 6:20
  • noon

9) Tap on the fire place


Put the words in order: upstairs. lady old is The going

11) Mr. Bean is ... ?

  • upset
  • afraid
  • angry
  • hungry
  • happy


Fill the gap: The cat sleeps ________________________ the lady.

13) How many teeth does the old lady have?

Answer the question using your own words

14) Tap on the old lady's nostrils...

15) Tap on the blue ceiling....

16) How many handles on the mattress on both sides?

Answer the question using your own words

17) The old lady is a... ?

  • light sleeper
  • heavy sleeper

18) Mr. Bean is ... ?

  • kind
  • selfish

19) Mr. Bean got stuck... ?

  • in the blanket
  • under the blanket
  • on the blanket

20) Tap on Mr. Bean's mole...

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