HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
A video by Lonely Planet in which students can become familiar with the city of San Francisco while doing some listening comprehension (checking for numbers) and expanding their vocabulary with words and expressions.
Scene summary:
A tour around San Francisco and its most famous sights: Alcatraz, Pier 39, the Golden Gate, etc.
Video length: 3 minutes 1 second
Tags:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2018-03-04, 17:44:38 (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) Can you find the missing number?

Fill the gap: With 43 hills and a population of over ________________________ freethinkers, crafty inventors, and oddballs (...)

2)

Put the words in order: town This one of ride. a gives hell

3) What does 'stroll' mean?

  • To walk in a slow, relaxed manner, especially for pleasure.
  • To suddenly see something or someone.
  • To hurry or go somewhere quickly.

4) 'San Francisco boasts a serious foodie scene'. What do you think this means?

Answer the question using your own words

5) What does 'be spoilt for choice' mean?

  • To be unable to choose because there are so many possible good choices.
  • To be unable to choose because all places are bad.

6)

Fill the gap: About ________________________ locals visit the market each week

7) '(...)from Alcatraz, the world's most notorious prison.' What do you think NOTORIOUS means?

  • Involving a lot of mystery
  • Famous for something bad

8) '(Lombard Street) It's one of the crookedest streets in the world.' What do you think 'crooked' means?

Answer the question using your own words

9) 'More than ... cars cross the bridge each day.'

  • 120,000
  • 100,020
  • 20,000
  • 200,000

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

Comments

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ximenateacher
2018-03-05 22:33:08
Excellent test, thanks!
Toby77
2020-05-03 19:09:14
Thanks a lot. Fantastic job.
Pentium
2020-05-30 06:14:43
Thank you. The video made me feel like visiting the city. Also, it contains a lot of interesting new vocabulary.
chrissy maria
2020-07-10 15:21:13
thanks
agustinazocar
2020-09-04 15:41:31
yes
drhafik
2021-05-10 06:22:33
800000, This town gives one hell of a ride, a), They care a lot about food in San Francisco, a), 25,000, b), it's curvy, 120000
saramills
2022-01-25 15:54:38
absolutely wonderful!