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

Royal marriages

avorodisa January 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Different types of tasks about Royal marriages in the UK. Three princesses: Diana, Kate and Meghan.
Scene summary:
The weddings are being filmed. Similar images of three different royla weddings.
Video length: 5 minutes 21 seconds
Video genre: Documentary film
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals: Memory game ("Do you remember a little detail you could see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2019-01-12, 15:51:42 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The three couples are:

Match the items:
Prince Charles andMeghan
Prince William andCatherine
Prince Harry andDiana


Correct the wrong word: The couples are riding

3) Point Diana's ring


Put the words in order: visit weddings. royal Many celebrities

5) The car carries the

  • bridegroom
  • bride
  • priest

6) Kate is carrying

  • some flowers
  • a handbag
  • an umbrella

7) Diana is marrying a

  • prince of Wales
  • prince of Cambridge
  • prince of Windsor


Fill the gap: I give you this ________________________ as a sign of our marriage.

9) They are walking out of the

  • castle
  • church
  • palace


Put the words in order: at crowd. waving They the are


Put the words in order: are The journalists filming.

12) What is written?

Answer the question using your own words

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