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:
The students are going to work with prepositions of place, synonyms and Present Progressive Tense.
Scene summary:
It's always fun to decorate your Christmas tree. But when you have a cat in the house it can turn into a nightmare.
Video length: 2 minutes 14 seconds
Lesson type: Mixed practice
Student types:
Vocabulary:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-12-05, 08:31:20 (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)

Put the words in order: is tree. Simon decorating his Christmas

2) Simon looks really ( more than one answer)

  • pleased
  • polite
  • satisfied
  • sad

3) The cat is.......at the tree. (more than one answer)

  • looking
  • staring
  • smiling
  • laughing
  • gawping

4) The cat is playing with a

  • ball
  • doll
  • bell
  • belt
  • bird

5)

Put the words in order: trying bell. eat to is The the cat

6)

Fill the gap: Now the cat ________________________ playing with a wrapped present.

7) Where is the cat now?

Fill the gap: Now the cat is ________________________ the tree.

8) The cat is playing with ( more than one answer)

  • ornament
  • bauble
  • bell
  • ball

9)

Put the words in order: The a mess. making is cat

10) The cat is....up the tree.

  • swaying
  • sliding
  • climbing

11) The cat is.....the toy bird.

  • breaking
  • biting
  • beating

12)

Put the words in order: tree hiding the is cat branches. among The

13) Now Simon looks ( more than one answer)

  • sad
  • scared
  • suspicious
  • frightened

14)

Put the words in order: top angel the the about the reach at is tree. cat of to The

15) Now the tree is ( more than one answer)

  • ruined
  • decorated
  • broken

16)

Fill the gap: The cat is ________________________ .

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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phiruza
2017-12-06 07:35:20
Thanks a lot!
nefertiti74
2017-12-13 16:51:25
GREAT, thanks.
janholl
2018-03-02 01:36:23
This is really an eye catcher and good practice for present continuous. Thanks.
lucybu
2021-12-13 16:00:47
thanks a lot!