Multiple Choice – an Urban Legend

What do you do if oversleep and miss the start of an exam? If you’re anything like the three hapless characters in this short film, you come up with an excuse and hope your teacher falls for it. Based on a short film, which in turn is inspired by an urban legend that many of you will have heard, this lesson starts off with discussion about the topic of exams. Students then watch the film, which should provide them with lots of opportunities to increase their range of vocabulary, both exam and non-exam related.

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9 Comments on “Multiple Choice – an Urban Legend”

  1. […] What do you do if oversleep and miss the start of an exam? If you're anything like the three hapless characters in this short film, you come up with an excuse and hope your teacher falls for it. Ba…  […]

  2. Marcus James says:

    I just used this lesson with my high B1 group of adult learners. It made for a very entertaining a rich vocab and story-telling lesson (3 hours).

  3. cathmorley says:

    Used this last night with my Proficiency group, worked really well and hopefully the urban myths they find for homework will take up most of the next lesson😉 Thanks!

  4. Ian says:

    Great to see that you guys are using this film in such a cool way!
    I am the writier of the film (Ian Thomson) but am also a teacher as well, so lovin the fact that it has been utilised so brilliantly!
    let me know if you want any more info about the making etc…
    Cheers

  5. Moral of the story: Teachers are clever!

    Check out this blog (and others) in the 41st ELT Blog Carnival http://eslcarissa.blogspot.com/2014/08/41st-elt-blog-carnival-teaching-with.html


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