TedEd: Will the ocean ever run out of fish? - Passive vs Active Voice

Kisdobos August 02, 2018

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
This video quiz was created using the Autoquiz function of the quiz creator, which uses the human-created subtitles of the video to generate a quiz in the topic of your choice. I chose the topic of "Passive in simple tenses", and added some active voice questions alongside the machine-generated ones. I've also manually included the infinitives in brackets.

The objective of the lesson is to train students in the use of passive in simple tenses (present, past, future). To make the task challenging, I've included active sentences, too so that the task does not become a simple grammar drill. I've also delayed popping up the questions a bit, so that the audio wanes a bit and there's a better chance that they will need to rely on their knowledge of grammar and not simply write down what they have just heard.
Created using the grammar quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
When most people think of fishing, we imagine relaxing in a boat and patiently reeling in the day’s catch. But modern industrial fishing -- the kind that stocks our grocery shelves -- looks more like warfare. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet explain overfishing and its effects on ecosystems, food security, jobs, economies, and coastal cultures.

Lesson by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet, directed by Anton Bogaty.
Video length: 4 minutes 8 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Level:
Student types:
Grammar:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2018-08-02, 09:16:51 (GMT+1)

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Active or passive voice verb?

Fill the gap: Most populations of tuna have ________________________ (PLUMMET) by over 50%.

2) Active or passive voice verb?

Fill the gap: In fact, the technologies they ________________________ (EMPLOY) ________________________ (DEVELOP) for war.

3) Active or passive voice verb?

Fill the gap: Spotter planes ________________________ (ALL, USE) to ________________________ (GUIDE) factory ships towards …

4)

Fill the gap: And fish ________________________ (HAUL) up onto giant boats ...

5)

Fill the gap: It ________________________ (REBRAND) and marketed to chefs in the US as Chilean seabass

6)

Fill the gap: Deep water fish ________________________ (NOT REPRODUCE) till they're at least 10 ys old

7)

Fill the gap: Shark fin soup ________________________ (CONSIDER) such a delicacy in China & Vietnam ...

8)

Fill the gap: Almost 31 % of the world's fish populations ________________________ (OVERFISH) ...

9)

Fill the gap: Wild shrimp ________________________ (TYPICALLY, CATCH) by dragging nets the size...

10)

Fill the gap: The rest is by-catch, unwanted animals that ________________________ (THROW) back dead.

11)

Fill the gap: Mangroves ________________________ (BULLDOZE) to ________________________ (MAKE) room for shrimp farms ...

12)

Fill the gap: Governments ________________________ (SET) limits about how, when, ... fishing ________________________ (OCCUR).

13)

Fill the gap: Harmful practices such as bottom-trawling can ________________________ (BAN) altogether.

14)

Fill the gap: Past interventions have helped depleted fish populations ________________________ (RECOVER).

15)

Fill the gap: The best approach for each fishery ________________________ (CONSIDER)based on science

About the author

I am one of the co-founders of iSLCollective.com. I had taught English in many contexts, as a private tutor, then in companies, and in high schools. I am active in creating video quizzes on our video quiz platform.

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serangoon
2018-08-04 03:55:06
Enjoyed the video and the quiz. Great job...keep on making them.
amna11
2018-12-05 12:16:04
thanks