The story of Frida Kahlo + Advanced Tense Review

ESLBrains August 28, 2019

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Get your students interested in the life and work of Frida Kahlo and let them check their grammar knowledge. This video is just a part of a whole lesson plan. Want to see more? Go to https://eslbrains.com/the-story-of-frida-kahlo-advanced-tense-review/
Scene summary:
The life of Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican painter. Her paintings have a distinctive one-of-a-kind style. Her unibrow has become iconic. If you’ve seen her once, you’ll never confuse her with anyone else. Frida Kahlo was an extremely strong woman whose brilliant works of art were inspired by her own life-long challenges and suffering.
Video length: 7 minutes 52 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
First published: 2019-08-28, 18:34:03 (GMT+1)
About the author

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

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Frida Kahlo .............. her birthyear to 1910 but she .............. in 1907.

  • changed + was born
  • had changed + was born
  • changed + had been born
  • had changed + had been born

2) By the time Frida .......... to high school, she ................ through a serious disease!

  • had gone + went
  • went + had gone
  • gone + had gone
  • went + went

3) One day when she ................. by bus, a car ................. it and she ended up in a hospital.

  • travelled + hit
  • was travelling + hitted
  • travelled + was hitting
  • was travelling + hit

4) Frida ............ her paintings to Diego not long after she ............ drawing

  • showed + had started
  • had showed + had started
  • was showing+ started
  • showed + was starting

5) Diego used to ................ on Frida.

  • cheating
  • cheat
  • cheated
  • cheats

6) Frida .................. more and more ill and surgeries .................. her get better.

  • was becoming + didn't help
  • got + didn't help
  • had been becoming + didn't help
  • was becoming + weren't helping

7) Frida said that she ............. the exit ............. joyful.

  • hoped + was
  • hope + is
  • was hoping + was
  • hopes + will be

8) There are many books and movies that ................. about Frida.

  • were made
  • are made
  • have been made
  • had been made

About the author

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

Comments

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Rosanalira
2019-08-29 21:19:35
excellent exercise!!!! thank you so much for your great work.
chris.bartlett1984
2020-04-10 17:42:18
Really interesting video and we can learn so many things besides the grammar rules. Very accurate but not boring.
Crica36
2020-04-21 19:51:28
Thanks a lot. It is amazing!
kasia2309
2020-04-24 13:58:08
An interesting video for ambitious students who love challenges (grammar) and want to review past tenses. Thank you!
DrESL
2020-04-24 19:45:09
Thank you!
CECILIAKMASALAMONEY
2020-06-01 14:04:15
Interesting video. Thank you
Jess0426
2020-06-03 00:01:34
Thank you soo much for sharing this lesson
geaninakati
2020-07-05 15:17:52
Thank you so much!