Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch the video and answer the following tasks. There are different types of tasks so be attentive.
Scene summary:
The speaker says about Plague Doctor, why this job existed, what was the cause of the Plague and what Plague Doctor wore
Video length: 1 minute 21 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
First published: 2021-04-08, 15:13:42 (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)

Fill the gap: Devastating outbreaks of "Bubonic ________________________ in Naples, ________________________ and Genoa killed approximately 200-400 thousand people.

2) Why was a Plague Doctor hired?

  • to treat patients
  • to joy children
  • to terrify citizens
  • to take part in festivals

3) What carried the disease?

Answer the question using your own words

4) Find "a bird beak mask with crystal glasses"

5) Find "a leather gown"

Vocabulary list

  • plague: illness that is now a symbol of the Middle Ages, also known as "Black Death"
  • Rome, Naples, Genoa: main cities in Italy
  • a flea: an insect which can be found in animal fur and human hair
  • a leather gown: a leather coat

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

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