B2/C1 Grammar 15 mins

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 grammar lessons. 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 you may use the original YouTube video (watch from 2:09 to 6:15) and use the student’s worksheet available for download below.

How did you like this worksheet?

Comments

  1. Is there any way to slow down the video (like on youtube) for students who aren’t used to listening to native speakers in this tempo?

     
    1. Unfortunately, I can’t find such an option in EdPuzzle. I admit that the guy in that video speaks pretty fast, that’s why this task is for a bit more advanced students. The only solution I can think of is going straight to YouTube. We could upload the questions from this interactive video in a pdf form so you can slow the speed down on YT. What you think?

       
      1. That would be great if you can do that! I think it’s a really nice task and probably most advanced students would be able to cope with his speed, but I have some who just don’t have that much experience listening to native speakers speak quite so quickly and I think they could benefit from the content.
        Thanks very much!

         
  2. Hello. Can you please tell me why these sentences are different?
    This is the woman ___ I was talking to.
    Please describe that weird person ___ you’ve met at the party.

    According to the video, I’d use whom in both cases. But the answers provided are who and whom respectively.
    Is it possible there’s a mistake? If not, would you mind explaining, because I don’t get it.
    Thanks in advance

     

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