Scooby-Doo and an extra extra large pizza

mulixita June 18, 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

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students will practice vocabulary related to food as well as some expressions useful in restaurants.
Scene summary:
Scooby and Shaggy are coming back from the library and they decide to have an extra large pizza.
Video length: 4 minutes 24 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals: Memory game ("Do you remember a little detail you could see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-06-18, 11:44:36 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Write the Present Continuous form.

Fill the gap: Scooby and Shaggy are (come) ________________________ back from the library.


Put the words in order: a good They food. very smelled


Put the words in order: a They decided pizza. to have


Put the words in order: Right sir. this way,


Put the words in order: large? extra you anything have bigger extra than Do

6) It's not on the menu and they have to sign a release saying that the restaurant is not responsible in case they die.

  • true
  • false

7) The waitress proposed to move them to another table because:

  • this one is smaller than the pizza they order
  • there is a group of people waiting for this table
  • they don't have a reservation


Put the words in order: for can't pizza. wait They the

9) Write the Present Continuous form.

Fill the gap: The cooks are (bring) ________________________ an extra extra large pizza to their table.


Put the words in order: you. We leftovers the can wrap for


Put the words in order: don't will Shaggy Scooby be and leftovers. there think

12) There are no leftovers, but everybody around is dirty.

  • true
  • false


Put the words in order: proud are their They achievement. of


Put the words in order: is singer the visiting famous A restaurant.


Put the words in order: in many participated She talent shows.

16) Scooby and Shaggy are:

  • excited
  • afraid
  • happy
  • sad


Put the words in order: to them Fred. Daphne message She a gave and

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2019-06-20 01:41:49
thanks a million