Talking Numbers

MarcelTheShell September 11, 2019

How has the role of video changed in language teaching in the past few years? - Interview with Kieran Donaghy 

Hello from Barcelona, the Film and Video in Language Teaching course, where we recorded a special episode for the iSLCollective video quiz channel. In it we ask Kieran Donaghy of film-english.com, who runs the course, how he views the changes in ELT regarding video in the past few years. 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Interpret graphs and figures and use trends to forecast future results and give opinions.
Scene summary:
Scientists presents data on factors affecting birth rates and global population.
Video length: 13 minutes 21 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
Level:
Student types:
Vocabulary:
Communicative function: how to give opinions in English
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-09-11, 00:44:03 (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) What is the subject matter of his presentation?

Answer the question using your own words

2) What is happening to the world population according to this graph?

Fill the gap: It is ________________________ exponentially.

3) What type of growth does this chart show?

  • Exponential Growth
  • Linear Growth
  • Cubic Growth

4) What do you think will happen to the global child population?

Answer the question using your own words

5) What is the problem with this map?

Answer the question using your own words

6) What is the problem with this map?

Answer the question using your own words

7) Explain what colors, dots, and sizes represent in this graph.

Answer the question using your own words

8) What associations does this graph make?

  • Religion and Births
  • Births and Income
  • Religion and Income

9) What do you think will happen to the birth rates and income levels over time to religious groups?

Answer the question using your own words

10) How did your prediction compare with the data? What results surprised you?

Answer the question using your own words

11) Are there any differences between religions when it comes to birth rates?

Answer the question using your own words

12) Is there a difference between income level and birth rates? How does wealth correlate with births? Please explain why.

Answer the question using your own words

13) Which type of countries has the highest population growth?

  • The poorest
  • The highest mortality
  • The wealthiest
  • The youngest
  • The oldest

14) What factors do you think reduce birth rates? Why?

Answer the question using your own words

15) How do education, employment, and marital age influence of women influence birth rates?

Answer the question using your own words

16) Was your prediction for the worlds future child population correct or incorrect? Please explain the reason for your prediction.

Answer the question using your own words

17) How is the world population growing if birth rates are stable?

Answer the question using your own words

18) What did you think of the presentation? What did you learn? Is there anything you disagree with? Explain why or why not.

Answer the question using your own words

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

Please login or register to write comments!