The Seven Crystal Balls Part Two Advanced Grammar Practice by TeacherDiane

TeacherDiane555 July 11, 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:
There are clauses, simple, compound and complex sentences. Read the questions attentively and enjoy learning.
Scene summary:
The seven members of an expedition in the Andes brought back an Inca mummy but the mummy curse has followed them.
Video length: 6 minutes 46 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
First published: 2019-07-11, 08:46:46 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The police ...

  • has just come
  • have just come

2) How can you tell the twin policemen apart?

Answer the question using your own words

3) Then these are deliberate attacks.

  • phrase
  • simple sentence
  • compound sentence

4) By looking at Mr. Falconer's room you can tell that...?

Answer the question using your own words

5) Which word is a helping verb in the sentence ? They should all stay away from the windows.

Answer the question using your own words

6) But why ?

  • clause
  • phrase

7) What is the plate number of the red car?

Answer the question using your own words

8) Here we are sir, twenty-six Labrador Road.

  • phrase
  • dependant clause
  • simple sentence

9) How many member of the expedition have escaped the mummy curse so far?

  • 3
  • 1
  • none
  • 2

10) Find in your dictionary or on Google search what is a "LEPIDOPTERA"

Answer the question using your own words

11) A butterfly bomb?

  • independant clause
  • simple sentence
  • phrase

12) Watch out !

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

13) Find ALL the synonyms for the word defusing ?

  • creating
  • disarming
  • disabling
  • desactiviting
  • taking out

14) Someone's out there!

  • Interrogative sentence
  • Imperative sentence
  • Ddeclarative sentence
  • Exclamatory sentence

15) Hang on Snowy; I'm coming.

  • compound sentence
  • complex sentence

16) All that fuss for a cat while our man gets away.

  • Simple sentence
  • Compound sentence
  • Complex sentence

17) What kind of word are "not", "quite" and "almost" ?

  • adjectives
  • prepositions
  • adverbs
  • conjunctions

18) How many bottles were on the tray?

Answer the question using your own words

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