A Special Gift

Pennypacker February 26, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Answer the following multiple choice questions. Students have to identify comprehensive elements of the story.
Scene summary:
This is a scene from the first "A Special Gift" movie in which the boy with a disability gets a special present from his mom!!
Video length: 4 minutes 19 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
Student types:
Communicative function: how to express sadness in English
Language exam: Cambridge: Advanced (CAE)
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License
First published: 2018-02-26, 14:41:02 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is the little boy doing?

  • He's watching a movie.
  • He's playing video games.
  • He's eating breakfast.

2) What is the box for?

  • A present from his mom.
  • A box for him to take to the trash.
  • A box of groceries to put up.

3) What was the present?

  • A cat.
  • A new video game.
  • A dog.

4) What did he act when he first got the puppy?

  • He was happy.
  • He was disappointed.

5) Whats different about the dog?

  • He is all different colors.
  • He is missing a leg.
  • He is mean and growls a lot.

6) How does the kid treat his puppy?

  • Mean.
  • Nice.

7) What happens when he watches the dog play?

  • He tells his mom to get rid of it.
  • He decides to get a new dog.
  • He starts to like the dog.

8) How are the dog and the boy the same?

  • They both like to play with the ball.
  • They both have a leg that is missing.
  • They both get mad at the mom.

9) Why do you think the boy was mad when he found out the dog did not have a leg?

  • He is upset that he doesn't have a leg, just like the dog.
  • He thinks the mom broke the dog on purpose.
  • He wanted a cat instead.

10) What was the setting of this story?

  • The boy's school.
  • The boy's house.
  • The boy's doctor's office.

11) Do you think the boy getting the dog helped him?

  • Yes - (Tell the teacher HOW it helped)
  • No - (Tell the teacher HOW it helped)

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2018-02-27 18:42:01
2018-02-27 18:42:03
2018-10-23 16:18:11
Nice, thx