Superhero Bean

mermaid72 June 18, 2019

Using screenshots to predict content - How to teach English using videos EP03

In this episode we will be showing you how screenshots taken from a video can be used to generate interest and get students to predict the content. Checking their ideas against what they later hear and see in the video can also function as a great first listening task. 

We’re using two amazing short videos in the tutorial, both of which we found at Kieran Donaghy's popular Film English site: Fear of Flying and 5 things every presenter needs to know about people . Also download this and this accompanying worksheet we've made. :) 

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

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Peter Laszlo, iSLCollective co-founder


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students are going to work with synonyms as well as practise everyday English.
Scene summary:
Mr. Bean was fast asleep after reading a story about a superhero. At this time his wallet was stolen by the cunning thief.
Video length: 4 minutes 55 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:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-06-18, 20:49:37 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The cat is ... the door.

  • sniffing
  • stretching
  • scratching

2) Mrs. Wicket is ... TV.

  • looking
  • beholding
  • watching
  • seeing

3) The cat looks .... (more than one answer)

  • annoyed
  • unpleased
  • frustrated
  • guilty


Correct the wrong word: Mr. Bean is drawing a comic book.

5) He .... reading this story. (more than one answer)

  • likes
  • licks
  • enjoys
  • joins


Fill the gap: Time ________________________ bed.

7) Mrs. Wicket is sleeping and ...

  • whistling
  • snoring
  • talking


Put the words in order: That's Honestly. better.


Correct the wrong word: The thief is getting in through the open chimney .


Put the words in order: asleep. is Mr. fast Bean


Find the extra word: The thief has taken a picture, a fishtank and a clock.

12) ... ! Shh !

  • Quick
  • Quiet
  • Quirky


Put the words in order: on? going what's Scraper,

14) Mrs. Wicket is ...( more than one answer)

  • yelling
  • yawning
  • screaming
  • scratching
  • shrieking


Correct the wrong word: Come on here!

16) The thief has managed to .... (more than one answer)

  • flee
  • fly
  • escape
  • explain
  • run away


Correct the wrong word: When did he go?


Put the words in order: the that culprit, madame? Is


Correct the wrong word: How with this one?

20) ...- looking fellow.

  • naughty
  • nasty
  • nice


Put the words in order: What's the to, coming world Teddy?


Correct the wrong word: Mr. Bean can't find his watch .

23) It's ... stolen.

  • be
  • being
  • been


Put the words in order: a idea. got Bean brilliant has Mr.


Fill the gap: Now ________________________ are ________________________ ?


Correct the wrong word: Excellent! I'll touch that.


Put the words in order: action. Ready Right! for

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