Task description & scene summary

Task description:
In this task, students are going to check their understanding of the wisdom of being a pessimist person.
Scene summary:
Pessimism is generally equated with a grumpy and immature kind of mood. But it is in fact at the origin of wisdom – and can even leave us feeling surprisingly cheerful. This video shows the benefits of being pessimist.
Video length: 2 minutes 51 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2020-05-05, 02:31:59 (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) The narrator says that at the end of the video you will feel...

  • bitter
  • blue
  • resentful
  • furious
  • serious

2) What does pessimism can do for you?

Fill the gap: It prepares you for the ________________________

3)

Fill the gap: ... reduces the tension of ________________________

4)

Fill the gap: protects you from ________________________

5)

Fill the gap: and might even make you ________________________ a bit.

6) How do different businesses try to sell us things?

  • using repetition
  • using cheerfulness
  • using influencer people
  • using smart adverstisements

7)

Fill the gap: We've lost sight of the wisdom of seeing the glass half ________________________

8)

Fill the gap: The psychologist, William James, came up with an ________________________

9)

Put the words in order: equals reality. over Happiness expectations

10) According to the narrator, how can we ensure contentment?

  • Change happiness
  • Change expectations
  • Change reality
  • Be optimist
  • Be pessimist

11)

Fill the gap: Life genereally goes ________________________

12)

Fill the gap: Everyone is ________________________ and ________________________ most of the time.

13)

Fill the gap: It's normal to have very big regrets around ________________________

14) It's hard to be happy for more than...

  • 5 minutes.
  • 10 minutes.
  • 15 minutes.
  • 20 minutes.
  • 50 minutes.

15) What is a "grim" person?

  • sick
  • unpleasant
  • cheerful
  • nervous

16)

Fill the gap: Today will go ________________________ tomorrow will probably be even ________________________ until the worst of all happens.

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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