This time we bring you a short quiz for your students to check whether they know some rules that many native speakers forget. Below you will get a part of a video from the Scatterbrained series with embedded tasks for practicing some grammar points. You don’t need any worksheets just hit play and enjoy!
I’ve used that video as a filler to raise awareness, but I guess you could use it as well as a warm-up for some ESL grammar lesson. This short clip focuses on the following aspects:
- who vs whom
- lie vs lay
- if vs whether
- meaning of “irony”
- that vs which
It all looks simple but the video explains the small differences and gives some tips on how to be correct (mind you that this is American English and some of the presented rules are rather for written language).
You may have seen my other interactive video on driverless cars. It was created using a different service – if you are interested how it works, we might one day bring you some comparison of the various websites that could be used to prepare your own interactive video.
Note: If you want to have captions, just click the CC button after pressing play.
If you want to go old school and prefer to you pen & paper for your ESL grammar lesson, use the original YouTube video (watch from 2:09 to 6:15) and download the student’s worksheet available below.