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Storks - Simple Past tense (Did)

Bcolgan January 30, 2018

Task description & scene summary

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.
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
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Communicative function: how to explain things in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2018-01-30, 06:41:57 (GMT+1)

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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.

3)

Put the words in order: Did laugh? his 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.

6)

Put the words in order: did say? the What 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 letter his in envelope. blue He put

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.

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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marisol5
2018-01-31 08:33:53
great job
PacoManso
2018-01-31 16:07:38
Wow!! it´s really great for my classes!!!Thanks a lot!!! Paco(from Vitoria-Gasteiz).
graquel
2018-01-31 17:08:27
Thanks alot!
migonzal23
2018-01-31 18:55:54
Thanks a lot! My students loved it...and now I have to cater for them.
ira1508
2018-01-31 18:57:52
GREAT JOB!!!! Very interesting and funny) Children will like this material! I bet!)
Georgetiger
2018-02-08 13:05:36
Thank you mate
pipegallardo
2018-02-22 22:30:35
Well done