Video quiz of the month: Serial taxi

In June, we are featuring a video quiz created around a short thriller called Serial Taxi, talking about why we like it and how we would use it in class.

This time we offer three different focuses or lessons aims that could work with different class profiles: a prediction task involving productive skills (speaking or writing), a grammar focus on narrative tenses, as well as vocabulary work around expressions containing the word kill.

Hope you get to try one or all of these ideas soon.


Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Steve and Maggie: What's your favourite thing about Christmas.

mermaid72 December 24, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The young learners are going to improve thier listening skills and revise Christmas vocabulary.
Scene summary:
Steve and Maggie sing a Christmas song. Let´s sing an English song with them in this English story clip for Children.
Video length: 3 minutes 12 seconds
Video genre: Music video
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-12-24, 08:36:07 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Put the words in order: Happy have Christmas New everyone a and Year. Merry


Fill the gap: ________________________ Christmas ________________________ you all.


Put the words in order: It's excited? nearly you Are Christmas.

4) What's your .... thing about Christmas?

  • fantastic
  • favourite
  • fabulous

5) That is ....

  • simple
  • hard
  • easy


Correct the wrong word: I love Christmas gifts .

7) Tap the Christmas stocking


Put the words in order: too. love Christmas I trees,


Fill the gap: What's ________________________ favourite thing ________________________ Christmas?

10) My favourite thing is Christmas ....

  • cane
  • cape
  • cake


Fill the gap: Yummy,yummy ________________________ tummy.

12) Oh, it's so ...

  • delicate
  • delicious
  • disgusting


Fill the gap: Christmas dinner with ________________________ , roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and ________________________ sausages.

14) All on a .... Christmas plate.

  • big
  • bright
  • beautiful


Correct the wrong word: Christmas dinner on a Christmas dish .


Put the words in order: me It an gives idea.


Fill the gap: Let's ________________________ this ________________________ again.


Put the words in order: white. make Christmas Let and snow this it

19) Look! It's ....

  • shining
  • snowing
  • sparkling

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