They have never seen anything like this

gp1974 April 16, 2018


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students are going to improve their listening skills, revise adjectives to describe places and numbers.
Scene summary:
Kristen and Siya are exploring the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland. It is like a short journey back in time with salt all around you.
Video length: 3 minutes 58 seconds
Video genre: Vlog (e.g. travel video, home video blogging)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Student types:
Communicative function: how to describe things or people in English
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-04-16, 19:39:23 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) How many floors do you think they are going down?

  • 45
  • 54
  • 43

2) The wood supports the ceiling so …

  • it doesn’t collapse.
  • it’s strong enough.
  • it’s safe.

3) He wants to make sure it’s salt so he’s going to …

  • scratch the wall.
  • lick the wall.
  • draw a picture on the wall.

4) The floor is made of rock salt and it is ………………………. marble.

  • as hard as
  • hard as
  • harder than

5) How much salt could this primitive elevator lift?

  • Up to 400 kilos.
  • Not more than 300 kilos.
  • Up to 300 kilos.


Put the words in order: wood has all crystallized This over it. salt


Fill the gap: She says that it’s ________________________ than the ocean.


Fill the gap: Salt is ________________________ at preserving food.


Put the words in order: healthier. boy makes salty healing air the The

10) How much time did it take them to extract all the salt from there?

  • A century.
  • A hundred years.
  • Answers A and B are both correct.

Lesson plan


1. Look at the title of the video and answer the question. Then watch the video and check if your prediction is correct. What place in Poland do you think the people are visiting? a) The Wawel Castle in Krakow. b) The Wieliczka Salt Mine. c) Wroclaw city centre.

Vocabulary list

  • deep: going or being a long way down from the top
  • thick: having a large distance between two sides; the opposite of ‘thin’
  • salty: tasting or smelling like salt
  • amazing: very surprising, really good
  • hard: not easy to cut, bend, or break

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