Why eyewitnesses get it wrong

cescober July 11, 2019

Filter Bubbles by ESL Brains - Anna’s favourite video quizzes EP 05

In this episode we are showcasing a video quiz by our user ESL Brains, a great blog written by two English teachers who produce lesson plans around hot topics that will be relevant for most of the adult students you teach. Apart from showing you parts of the quiz, we will also give you a quick tour of the ESL Brains blog and say what we particularly like about their lesson plans - and talk about our shared mission! :)

The original video quiz can be found here on our site: 

And here is the full lesson plan on the ESL Brains blog: 

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
To listen to a TedTalk about eyewitnesses and discuss how memories can be reconstructed and affect crimes.
Scene summary:
Scott Fraser describes how eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen.
Video length: 11 minutes 47 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
Level:
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-07-11, 12:38:17 (GMT+1)

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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)

Fill the gap: They considered all the usual ________________________

2)

Fill the gap: ________________________ insisting on his innocence, which he has consistently for 21 years.

3)

Fill the gap: … where people have been wrongfully victim and subsequently ________________________ some from death row on the basis of later, DNA analysis.

4)

Fill the gap: … the brain ________________________ a vacuum under the best of observation conditions.

5)

Fill the gap: And here, I became a bit ________________________ and I turn and I asked the judge I said, Your Honor I.

6) Why was it such an important turning point when the judge went to the crime scene? Should this be a standard?

Answer the question using your own words

7)

Fill the gap: that's happened afterwards, they're, dynamic, they're, ________________________ they're volatile.

8)

Fill the gap: And as a result, we all need to remember to be cautious that the accuracy of our memories is not measured in how ________________________ they are.

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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