The trolley dilemma

sarith83 December 03, 2019

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students listen to a class about the Trolley Dilemma, learn some vocabulary and how to use "be supposed to"
Scene summary:
Chidi, a philosophy professor, teaches the Trolley Dilemma to 4 students in the afterlife
Video length: 2 minutes 6 seconds
Video genre: Short film (animated or with human actors)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-12-03, 19:41:34 (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) the verb "to tackle" means..

  • to deal with someone or something
  • to talk about a problem
  • to present a topic

2) " the brakes fail" means

  • vehicle speeding device stops working
  • vehicle stopping device stops working
  • vehicle direction device stops working

3) Run over means..

  • Knock someone or something down with a vehicle
  • Kill someone with a vehicle
  • Murder someone unintentionally

4) To steer means..

  • To change rails
  • To drive a car or bike
  • go ahead

5) What is the Trolley dilemma about?

Answer the question using your own words

6) What does snooty means?

  • selfish
  • hypocrite
  • snobbish, arrogant

7) What would Eleanor do if she had to decide?

Answer the question using your own words

8) What does "bystander" mean?

  • Someone who behaves according to moral standards
  • A person who is not driving a train
  • A witness to see what happens to someone else

9) What would he do?

Answer the question using your own words

10) What are you supposed to do?

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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