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:
Students watch a video and speculate why things happened because they happened and what would/might have happened differently.
Scene summary:
With Watson's help Sherlock tricks Irene into revealing the safe's location, but others want to get their hands on the safe's contents too.
Video length: 3 minutes 11 seconds
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-02-17, 14:22:10 (GMT+1)
About the author
Teaching has always been my passion. I've taught in many countries, mostly in Asia, currently teaching ESL in Czech Republic.

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) Irene heard the fire alarm and looked at the mirror.

Fill the gap: If Irene ________________________ the fire alarm, she ________________________ at the mirror.

2) Sherlock guessed where the safe was hidden because Irene had looked at the mirror.

Fill the gap: Sherlock might ________________________ where the safe was located if Irene ________________________ at the mirror.

3) Watson was trying to turn off the alarm but he couldn't.

Fill the gap: Watson ________________________ the alarm off if he ________________________ able to.

4) Sherlock was able to deduce this much because Irene had never worn gloves when opening the safe.

Fill the gap: If Irene ________________________ when opening the safe, Sherlock ________________________ able to deduce this much.

5) What does Sherlock say?

Fill the gap: If you'd ________________________ you'd ________________________ she didn't.

6) The American threatened to kill Watson because Sherlock insisted he didn't know the code.

Fill the gap: The American may ________________________ to kill Watson if Sherlock ________________________ he didn't know the code.

7) Sherlock agreed to open the safe because they were about to shoot Watson.

Fill the gap: Sherlock ________________________ to open the safe if they ________________________ about to shoot Watson.

8) There was a loud click because Sherlock had entered the correct combination.

Fill the gap: If Sherlock ________________________ the correct combination, there ________________________ no loud click.

9) Sherlock glanced at Irene because he suspected there could be a trick.

Fill the gap: If Sherlock ________________________ there could be a trick, he ________________________ at Irene.

10) Sherlock guessed there was a gun in the safe because Irene glanced at the floor.

Fill the gap: If Irene ________________________ at the floor, Sherlock might not ________________________ there was a gun inside.

11) The bad guys didn't know the code word and were caught off guard.

Fill the gap: If the bad guys ________________________ the secret code word, they ________________________ caught off guard.

12) Irene wasn't looking at Sherlock, so she didn't see him take whatever it was from the safe.

Fill the gap: If Irene ________________________ at Sherlock, she ________________________ him take something from the safe.

About the author

Teaching has always been my passion. I've taught in many countries, mostly in Asia, currently teaching ESL in Czech Republic.

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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2020-06-03 09:08:10
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RosieEnglishTeacher
2021-05-25 07:07:49
Thank you!
EnglishPrepCamp
2022-06-13 09:51:23
This is genius! Much that I enjoy animated films, I really appreciate this clip from Sherlock for my adult students. Can't wait to use it with them. Many thanks!
victoriamatilda
2022-07-05 02:18:46
Extremely well executed! A great challenge for all my students. Thank you!
ElenaArkhipova
2022-09-06 13:27:29
Thank you! Excellent episode choice! And really good practice for students :)