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

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use Present Continuous and Present Perfect.
Scene summary:
A man and a women live in a newspaper. He writes news and she is a character from a comic book.
Video length: 3 minutes 50 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-01-11, 12:29:34 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Fill the gap: A man ________________________ (type) something


Fill the gap: A woman ________________________ just ________________________ (throw) a ball in the window


Fill the gap: All the papers ________________________ just ________________________ (fly) away


Fill the gap: The man ________________________ (grab) his hat

5) Describe the weather

Answer the question using your own words

6) Describe the weather

Answer the question using your own words

7) Describe the weather

Answer the question using your own words

8) Describe the weather

Answer the question using your own words


Fill the gap: The woman ________________________ (fly)


Fill the gap: The man ________________________ (run) through the field


Fill the gap: The woman ________________________ (not catch) the paper


Fill the gap: The woman ________________________ just ________________________ (fall) off the edge


Fill the gap: The man ________________________ (fly) to rescue her

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