Tough men (experiment)

tanagoria July 29, 2019

Three sentences - How to teach English using videos EP 04 

In this episode we are bringing you a simple but effective activity that helps focus on language and tests students' memory. We talk about how you can use it with a 1-1 student and a group at various levels - and add a possible extension, where you can create your very own custom video quiz as a class using questions generated by the students.

The video quiz we are using to demonstrate the activity can be found here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The task is mainly based on opinion questions and the students' predictions about what is going to happenn next
Scene summary:
It is an Italina social experiment where they invited five brutal men to take part in an action film and then a little girl enters the room. The aim of the experiment is to look at the reaction of the men
Video length: 2 minutes 21 seconds
Video genre: TV commercial
Lesson type: Prediction game ("Guess what is going to happen next!")
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-07-29, 10:43:08 (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) It says: "We invited 5 brutal men to offer them to become actors in an action film". What are the features of a really "brutal" man?

Answer the question using your own words

2) It says: But in reality we wanted to conduct an experiment. Who is the second person in this experiment?

Answer the question using your own words

3) How do the men react when a little girl appears in the room?

Answer the question using your own words

4) How does the experiment start?

Answer the question using your own words

5) How do the men react to her greeting?

Answer the question using your own words

6) The girl invites the man to play with her. What do you think will be his reaction?

Answer the question using your own words

7) The girl is ...

  • offering a hot pizza to eat
  • offering a plastic pie to play
  • afraid of this man
  • playing on her own

8) What do you think these men are going to do?

Answer the question using your own words

9) What toys are they playing?

  • teddy bears
  • dolls
  • a toy shop
  • plastic desserts

10) What things are the men sharing with the girls?

  • a necklace
  • a bracelet
  • sunglasses
  • a ring

11) What other things are they doing?

  • they are playing hide-and-seek
  • a man calls his mom, because of the girl's words
  • a man is teaching a girl to fight
  • a girl combs a man's hair

12) What do you think this phrase mean?

Answer the question using your own words

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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