Sing - Open the Doors Scene (Ditransitive Verbs Practice)

Kisdobos September 04, 2019

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Do you need the preposition "to" / "for" or not? This is an ESL / EFL video quiz to practice the two word orders possible with ditransitive verbs.

This quiz takes advantage of our new feature available in gapfill questions in the video quiz creator: the "zero gap". Students either have to fill in the missing preposition or leave it blank when they realize no preposition is necessary.

Transitive verbs are English verbs that take an object. Ditransitive verbs take two objects: (1) a direct object and an indirect object or (2) a direct object and an object complement.

A ditransitive verb accepts or may require an indirect object to complete its meaning—"the noun to whom something is given" or simply "the recipient".

There are two possible positions for the recipient or beneficiary of the action:

1. VERB + INDIRECT OBJECT (RECIPIENT) + DIRECT OBJECT
2. VERB + DIRECT OBJECT + "TO" or "FOR" + COMPLEMENT (RECIPIENT)
Scene summary:
CLIP DESCRIPTION:
Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) arrives to work to find a long line of animals waiting to audition for the show.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
When a koala impresario (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is in danger of losing his grand theater after one flop too many, he hatches a plan to stage a gala singing competition to save the day. But when a typo inflates the grand prize to 100,000 dollars, the contest attracts the attention of a number of singing animals, including a harried pig mom (Reese Witherspoon), a teenage gorilla (Taron Egerton), a shy elephant (Tori Kelly), and a punk porcupine (Scarlett Johansson). Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson, and Nick Offerman also lend their voices to this animated musical comedy.
Video length: 2 minutes 37 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Tags:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-09-04, 10:54:50 (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.

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: She made some coffee ________________________ him.

2)

Fill the gap: She showed ________________________ him all the animals lining up for the audition.

3)

Fill the gap: He passed the news on ________________________ a friend.

4)

Fill the gap: She gave a schoolbag ________________________ each pig.

5)

Fill the gap: The reporter asked ________________________ the hippo a question about his story.

6)

Fill the gap: The hard rock band gave ________________________ the jury a hard time.

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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tsilla47
2019-09-05 09:52:50
wow!!! thanks so much!!!!
mottierp
2019-09-05 12:44:14
Fabulous!! Thanks so much!
mottierp
2019-09-05 12:44:16
Fabulous!! Thanks so much!