Video quiz of the month: Serial taxi

In June, we are featuring a video quiz created around a short thriller called Serial Taxi, talking about why we like it and how we would use it in class.

This time we offer three different focuses or lessons aims that could work with different class profiles: a prediction task involving productive skills (speaking or writing), a grammar focus on narrative tenses, as well as vocabulary work around expressions containing the word kill.

Hope you get to try one or all of these ideas soon.


Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Tangled - Past Simple and Continuous

Diuorio June 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch and complete the gaps with Past Simple or Past Continuous. Affirmative, negative and interrogative.
Scene summary:
Rapunzel is doing her daily chores. She mentions the time and a lot of vocabulary related.
Video length: 2 minutes 28 seconds
Video genre: Film scene (animated or live-action with human-actors)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-06-12, 14:32:21 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What time was it?

Fill the gap: It ________________________ 7am.

2) What was she doing?

Fill the gap: She ________________________ sweeping.

3) What time was it then?

Fill the gap: It ________________________ 7.15am.

4) What did she do after cleaning?

Fill the gap: She ________________________ three books!

5) What was she doing?

Fill the gap: She ________________________

6) Complete the question:

Fill the gap: What ________________________ she ________________________ ?

7) What time was it then?

Fill the gap: It was ________________________

8) What were they doing?

Fill the gap: They ________________________ chess.

9) Complete the question:

Fill the gap: ________________________ they ________________________ cakes? No!

10) Was Pascal happy?

Fill the gap: No, he ________________________

11) Complete the question:

Fill the gap: ________________________ she ________________________ here hair? Yes!

12) When do the lights usually appear?

Fill the gap: On her ________________________

13) Complete the question:

Fill the gap: ________________________ you like the video?

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