Superhero Bean (part 2)

mermaid72 June 21, 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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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students are going to improve their listening skills and practise everyday English.
Scene summary:
Mr. Bean turns superhero in an attempt to outwit a cunning cat burglar who also stole Mr. Bean's wallet.
Video length: 5 minutes 51 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-06-21, 21:07:16 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)


Put the words in order: trail Mr. your I'm Burglar. on


Correct the wrong word: Shall I help, madame?

3) The cat is ... the tree.

  • over
  • on
  • in


Correct the wrong word: Leave it for me.

5) Mr. Bean has ... the cat. (more than one answer)

  • saved
  • killed
  • hurt
  • rescued

6) It was ...

  • something
  • anything
  • nothing


Correct the wrong word: Would this hurt , madame?


Put the words in order: My good Have pleasure. a day.

9) Mr. Bean is ... TV.

  • by
  • on
  • off


Put the words in order: is people A helping everywhere. new superhero

11) Have you ... this thief?

  • see
  • saw
  • seen


Put the words in order: Yes, I'm I him. know. after


Find the extra word: Look up ! It's him.

14) Mr. Bean is climbing up the ...

  • stairs
  • lift
  • ladder

15) He looks ...

  • tired
  • scared
  • surprised


Correct the wrong word: Stay right there.

17) Mr. Bean is ... the thief. (more than one answer)

  • following
  • chasing
  • running from
  • running after


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

19) Now he is ...

  • falling
  • flying
  • fleeing


Correct the wrong word: Now I've found you.

21) Mr. Bean is ...

  • hiding
  • seeking
  • playing

22) Where's he ... ?

  • go
  • went
  • gone


Put the words in order: that wonder gone? thief's I where


Correct the wrong word: The thief has hurt his neck .


Fill the gap: ________________________ and ________________________ me.


Put the words in order: You're anywhere. Right. going not


Find the extra word: Excellent. Where is it? My lovely wallet.


Correct the wrong word: Oh, what a superman .

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