The Titanic - by National Geographic

marianimonica November 20, 2020
HELPING LEARNERS USE CHUNKS COMMUNICATIVELY

 

In this video we talk about how we can help our students use chunks communicatively - we share 4 ideas that have worked well for us in the classroom. We’re using an interactive video quiz in one of our ideas, which you can find here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky

iSLCollective teacher trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Listening comprehension. Unscramble sentences. Multiple choice. Gap fill. Correct the wrong word. Open-ended questions.
Scene summary:
This is a National Geographic documentary entitled "How Did the 'Unsinkable' Titanic End Up at the Bottom of the Ocean?", whose titled I have simplified to remember it more easily when I need to find it.
Video length: 3 minutes 38 seconds
Video genre: Documentary film
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
First published: 2020-11-20, 12:42:19 (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: It took ________________________ to build and less than ________________________ to sink

2)

Put the words in order: held was her Titanic time. of beautiful The boat the luxurious and most as

3) It was crossing the Atlantic from Europe to America when it sank.

  • True
  • False

4) The ship weighed _____ tons.

  • 4,600
  • 46,000

5) How many workers were employed for its construction?

Answer the question using your own words

6)

Put the words in order: many Ironically safety its of ship the best day features the boasted of

7)

Fill the gap: A prestigious ________________________ called the Titanic practically ________________________

8) The passengers were told where to go or which lifeboats to board in case of emergency.

  • True
  • False

9) How many lifeboats were there and how many people could they hold?

Answer the question using your own words

10)

Fill the gap: The ship should ________________________ had ________________________ lifeboats.

11) The Titanic boasted _____

  • a gym
  • a games room
  • a heated swimming pool
  • two barber shops
  • four restaurants

12)

Fill the gap: The Titanic cost over ________________________ dollars in today's currency.

13)

Correct the wrong word: Today the Titanic lies over 12,000 feet low in the Atlantic Ocean.

14) When did the Titanic sink?

Answer the question using your own words

15) Captain Smith was taken by surprise.

  • True
  • False

16)

Put the words in order: southward Titanic's but down. didn't the course Captain adjusted Smith slow

17)

Put the words in order: time By spotted late. an the iceberg, it lookouts was too

18)

Fill the gap: Experts believe the Titanic must have ________________________ faster than ________________________ hours

19)

Put the words in order: and created gash. a not large the The below punctures iceberg waterline smaller

20)

Put the words in order: southeast In of found about was the 1985 shipwreck miles Newfoundland 400

21)

Correct the wrong word: Divers found a notebook written in ink which is still legible

22) We're still highly curious about this tragedy.

  • True
  • False

23)

Put the words in order: Titanic tale truly Perhaps iconic it's the that's the of unsinkable

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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marymonosita
2022-07-27 16:07:27
Thank you for the video. There is a mistake however, in the second question. It should said 'hailed' instead of 'held', which have two different meanings.