Simon's Cat: Catnip for Christmas (Movement Prepositions)

Kisdobos December 20, 2016

Three sentences - How to teach English using videos EP 04 

In this episode we are bringing you a simple but effective activity that helps focus on language and tests students' memory. We talk about how you can use it with a 1-1 student and a group at various levels - and add a possible extension, where you can create your very own custom video quiz as a class using questions generated by the students.

The video quiz we are using to demonstrate the activity can be found here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
8 multiple choice questions to practice movement prepositions with beginners (A1) and elementary (A2) students.
Scene summary:
A silent movie from the immensely popular animation series "Simon's Cat". In this episode a curious cat goes crazy for catnip!
Video length: 0 minutes 0 seconds
Video genre: editorlang.
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License
First published: 2016-12-20, 21:47:23 (GMT+1)

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

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) Simon has arrived ...

  • home
  • to home
  • for home

2) Simon has thrown a bag of catnip ... the ground.

  • on
  • in
  • at

3) Simon's cat is sniffing ...

  • across
  • over
  • around

4) Simon's cat is rolling ...

  • on
  • over
  • across

5) Simon has put ... some cat food.

  • down
  • off
  • out

6) Simon's cat has torn ... the catnip bag.

  • through
  • out
  • in

7) Simon's cat has stepped ... the food.

  • into
  • onto
  • out of

8) Simon's cat has knocked ... the Christmas tree.

  • up
  • across
  • over

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

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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