This Is Halloween: Past Simple / Continuous

Virgoletta October 20, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students watch a video of "This is Halloween" and complete sentences with either Past Simple or Past Continuous.
Scene summary:
This is the beginning of the Tim Burton film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas". In Halloween Town, ghosts, monsters etc. celebrate Halloween, as well as their leader Jack Skellington.
Video length: 3 minutes 10 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2017-10-20, 11:39:13 (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) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: While the shadows (sing) ________________________ , the gate opened.

2) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: When the pumpkins fell, the ghosts (fly) ________________________

3) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: The wind turned the pages of the book and the grandfather clock (open) ________________________ .

4) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: The vampires came out and then (fly away) ________________________ .

5) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: When the cat (jump) ________________________ onto the rubbish bin, a monster sprang out of it.

6) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: When the witches came out of the well, the tree (approach) ________________________

7) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: While the girl (comb) ________________________ her hair, dead leaves flew past her window.

8) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: When the guillotine (fall) ________________________ , a monster sprang out of the basket.

9) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: When Jack (swallow) ________________________ a torch, he caught fire.

10) Past Simple or Past Continuous?

Fill the gap: When Jack rose from the well, everyone (clap) ________________________ .

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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aklabo
2017-10-20 14:04:41
Thanks
TamtaSanadze
2017-10-21 19:27:51
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Emily5555
2017-10-24 18:29:53
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mgr74
2017-11-01 11:43:37
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IrinaRadkova
2018-11-03 20:58:01
Thanks a lot, it’s awesome !
uglyboy_hcm
2019-01-01 01:43:20
Thanks so much
denyh
2019-10-11 16:43:13
Thank you!!! This was useful and funny to my students.
EugeniaT
2019-10-29 10:15:14
Awsome :-) Thank you
AndreaCarlomagno
2020-10-25 01:42:02
Thank you so much for this lovely activity!!