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Simon's cat: Firework

mermaid72 December 27, 2017


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students are going to revise the prepositions of place, work with synonyms and Present Simple, Progressive and Perfect Tenses.
Scene summary:
Not everyone likes fireworks. To some cats it looks like a real trouble. The hardest thing is to find the place to hide.
Video length: 2 minutes 17 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-12-27, 11:59:50 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Where is the cat?

Fill the gap: The cat is on ________________________ of the wardrobe.

2) What can you hear?

  • a fire alarm
  • a firework
  • a fire engine

3) Where is the cat now?

Fill the gap: The cat is hiding ________________________ the armchair.

4) Tap the cushion.

5) Where is the cat now?

  • inside the cat toilet
  • behind the cat toilet
  • beside the cat toilet

6) The cat likes the smell.

  • true
  • false

7) How does the cat feel? (more than one answer)

  • happy
  • scared
  • stunned
  • afraid
  • fearful

8) What is the kitten doing? (more than one answer)

  • jumping
  • joking
  • hopping
  • hoping
  • springing

9) What has happened?

Put the words in order: in holes armchair. the has made kitten The two


Put the words in order: kitten plugged The ears has accidentally. its

11) Tap the necktie.

12) The kitten is .....its paws.

  • brushing
  • liking
  • licking
  • shaking


Put the words in order: draw attention. cat the kitten's to The wants

14) What is the kitten doing?

  • meowing
  • yawning
  • roaring
  • growling

15) Tap a pair of socks.

16) The cat has ......the kitten. (more than one answer)

  • spooked
  • spoke
  • scared
  • frightened

17) Now they both can't hear the fireworks.

  • true
  • false

18) Now they can ... (more than one answer)

  • relax
  • chill out
  • calm down
  • play

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2017-12-27 12:05:07
Thanks a lot!
2017-12-27 12:05:08
Thanks a lot!