Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Listening: Multiple Choice Questions; Listening comprehension activities; Learning about the Ig Nobel Prizes
Scene summary:
Now you might have heard of the Nobel Prize, the prestigious annual award, but have you heard about the Ig Nobel Prize? Every year, scientists make some amazing, and honestly groundbreaking, discoveries. But amongst the innovation, there's some, well let's say, surprising, research.
Video length: 5 minutes 8 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
First published: 2022-01-14, 15:46:23 (GMT+1)
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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 kind of prize is he talking about?

  • The Noble prize
  • The Ig Noble prize
  • The Olympic prize

2)

Fill the gap: The name of the scientific journal covering funny research by scientists, professors and others is called the Annals of ________________________

3) What does the research make you do first?

  • think, then laugh
  • only laugh
  • laugh, then think
  • only think

4) Who are entomologists ?

  • scientists who study mammals
  • scientists that study insects
  • people who study psychology

5) What does Jack do?

  • He steals $5 from farmers
  • He raises money for charity
  • He got $5 as a birthday present
  • He is an ordinary schoolboy

6) What products are there in Jack's cousin's bag?

  • a pack of milk made in Spain
  • an orange produced in Russia
  • an orange and some milk from China
  • an orange and some milk from Australia

7) Who does Jack think it is important to help?

  • students
  • teachers
  • farmers
  • Aussi people
  • farm animals

8) Why does Jack help farms?

  • they suffer from droughts and fires
  • they suffer from mosquitoes
  • they have too many hungry animals
  • there are no farmers

9) Where are the penguins?

  • In the art gallery
  • In the orphanage
  • In the zoo

10) Why is this resident hiding?

  • it is raining
  • he is being attacked by angry birds
  • someone is shooting at him
  • he is playing hide and seek

11) Do you think she is going to eat this flip-flop?

  • Yeah! I eat my shoes too
  • It is not a real flip-flop shoe
  • No! She just wants to take a photo
  • Oops! She is crazy!

12) What device is this?

  • A remote control
  • A satnav
  • I forgot :(

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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