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Storks - Simple Past tense (Did)

Bcolgan January 30, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch and listen to the video with students on an interactive whiteboard. For whole-group, students may first write their answers in their notebooks. Students answer the questions using the past simple tense. The questions will use the auxiliary verb “did”. Remind students that their answers must use the same auxiliary verb as the one in the question. Remind students to think about whether questions are asking “what”, “who”, “when” or “why”. For some tasks students must rearrange the sentences. :)
Scene summary:
A boy wants a baby brother, so he decides to write a letter to the baby factory.
Video length: 4 minutes 38 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:
Communicative function: how to explain things in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2018-01-30, 06:41:57 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What did the boy want?

  • He wanted a cat.
  • He wanted a hamburger.
  • He wanted a baby brother.
  • He doesn't want anything.

2) Did his parents answer him?

  • Yes, they did.
  • Yes, they were.
  • No, they didn't.
  • No, they weren't.


Put the words in order: Did his laugh? parents

4) Did the boy's parents want another child?

  • Yes, they did.
  • No, they didn't.
  • No, they no want.
  • No, they not wanted.

5) Where did he find the hat?

  • Last week.
  • At the shops.
  • A hat.
  • In a box at home.


Put the words in order: What say? the did brochure

7) Who would bring the baby?

  • Storks.
  • Sausage dogs.
  • Seahorses.
  • Seals.

8) What did he do?

  • He wrote a letter.
  • He ate some ice cream.
  • He finished his homework.
  • He listened to a song.

9) What colour envelope did he put his letter in?

Put the words in order: a blue in envelope. his put He letter

10) Did the man take the letter up the mountain?

  • Yes, he did.
  • No, he didn't.
  • No, he not take.
  • No, he not took.

11) Did the post office have a lot of letters?

Fill the gap: Yes, it ________________________

12) What colour hair did the girl have?

  • She have red hair.
  • She had blue hair.
  • She have blue hair.
  • She had red hair.

13) What did he hit?

  • He hit a small child.
  • He hit a small ball.
  • He hit a small bird.
  • He hit a small orange.

14) Why did the screens flash?

  • Yes, they did.
  • Because the girl was leaving.
  • When he was talking to his boss.
  • In the office.

15) Did the stalk break the cameras?

  • Yes, he did.
  • No, he didn't.
  • He didn't want someone to see.
  • The cameras on the wall.

16) What did she turn on?

  • She turned on the baby factory.
  • She turns on the baby factory.
  • She did turn on the baby factory.
  • She didn't turn on the baby factory.

17) Where did the stalk point to?

  • Because she put it in the wrong box.
  • Yes, he did.
  • He pointed to the "letters" box.
  • When she put in it the baby factory.

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2018-01-31 08:33:53
great job
2018-01-31 16:07:38
Wow!! it´s really great for my classes!!!Thanks a lot!!! Paco(from Vitoria-Gasteiz).
2018-01-31 17:08:27
Thanks alot!
2018-01-31 18:55:54
Thanks a lot! My students loved it...and now I have to cater for them.
2018-01-31 18:57:52
GREAT JOB!!!! Very interesting and funny) Children will like this material! I bet!)
2018-02-08 13:05:36
Thank you mate
2018-02-22 22:30:35
Well done
2018-05-02 17:04:16
Thank you
2018-08-09 22:38:46
thanx for sharing your work with us! we had plenty of fun in our class! lots of love frOm the Patagonia Argentina
2018-12-10 19:46:06
It is awesome. Thanks a lot.
2018-12-13 12:36:12
good job
2019-03-01 16:17:08
2019-03-25 19:54:56
how can i download the video for showing it to my students in the class?