What if Humans disappeared from Earth?

islsld May 25, 2018

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:
Here, intermediate students will have to find a synonym or definition for two-word verbs. Great vocabulary exercise.
Scene summary:
This short video presents the possible effects on Earth after Humans would have disappeared.
Video length: 2 minutes 19 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Vocabulary booster
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2018-05-25, 19:13:38 (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) What does "vanished" mean?

  • painted
  • stayed
  • disappeared
  • died

2) What does "fall apart" mean?

  • falling on the ground
  • break up
  • increase
  • falling on the side

3)

Fill the gap: It would just be two days before New York's subway system ________________________

4) Find a synonym for "meltdowns".

  • catastrophe
  • liquefy
  • burst
  • explosion

5) What does the expression "go up in flames" mean?

  • to climb in the fire
  • to burst into flames
  • to escalate the fire
  • to go around the flames

6) What does the expression "take over" mean?

  • invade
  • borrow
  • grab
  • adopt

7) Find a synonym for "revert".

  • decompose
  • go back
  • change
  • develop

8) Find a synonym for "rebound".

  • disappoint
  • control
  • rejoin
  • revive

9) Find a synonym for "outcompete".

  • lose
  • exceed
  • excell
  • bring

10) What does the expression "wash away" mean?

  • built on the water
  • invaded
  • cleaned
  • carried away by the water

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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