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domamschler December 07, 2017

Task description & scene summary

This is a lesson for English as Second Language. It can be used as a revision way or a learning lesson on prepositions.
Scene summary:
The scene is taking place in a home environment, a handicapped boy receives a gift from his mum. What a surprise.
Lesson type: Asking about the visuals ("What can/could you see?")
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Communicative function: how to express interest in something in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
First published: 2017-12-07, 13:20:34 (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)

Put the words in order: playing The video boy a game. is

2) Who walks through the door

  • his mum
  • his dad
  • his sister
  • his aunt

3) it is a verb

Fill the gap: His mum walks through the door ________________________ a large box.

4) The mum opens the

  • curtains
  • blinds
  • windows

5) The boy is ........ on his game.

  • curious
  • interested
  • happy
  • focused

6) What is his reaction when his mum tells him the present is for him?

Answer the question using your own words

7) After being happy, he throws the dog down because

  • he has one ear
  • he has no tail
  • he is blind
  • he has three legs

8) The dog is

  • scratching
  • barking
  • sleeping

9)

Fill the gap: The ball is ________________________ the cupboard.

10)

Fill the gap: The ball is ________________________ the foot.

11)

Fill the gap: The ball is ________________________ the box

12) Where is the dog?

Answer the question using your own words

13) The dog is ......... the ball. (Multiple choice)

  • carrying
  • holding
  • playing
  • pushing

14)

Put the words in order: outside. boy and The playing dog are the

15)

Fill the gap: The boy is ________________________ the ball to the dog.

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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frkelman
2017-12-08 20:42:52
I used this short film for my 6th graders in Norway. Worked out very good!