I was so busy yesterday A1 – Activity 1

I was so busy yesterday A1 – Activity 1

Aim of Activity

10 - 15 minutes

To check learners’ understanding of the video. 

Steps for Students

  1. Work in pairs or small groups. 
  2. Click the blue arrow to listen to the questions about the video. 
  3. Talk to your partner and choose the correct answer. 
  1. Put learners in pairs or groups. 
  2. Share the task with the learners. 
  3. Ask the learners to listen to and answer seven questions about the video. 
  4. Check the answers with the whole class. 


Face-to-face class:  

  • Use a projector to do the task as a whole class activity OR 
  • Provide tablets for groups of learners to do the task in groups 


Online lesson: 

  • Use a computer to share the task online (by clicking the link: ACTIVITY 1)



  • If needed, watch the video again. 
  • Note that to move to the next question, the learners need to click the correct answer if their first choice was incorrect.  
  • To make the activity more communicative, encourage the learners to discuss the answers before clicking the answers. 
  • In an online class, learners can share their answers in the chatroom before the teacher reveals the answer on the screen. 
  • At feedback stage, the teacher can read the questions again and discuss the answers with the whole class. 
  1. Who was at home yesterday? (Mandy and Mike) 
  2. What did Mandy do in the kitchen? (She cooked lunch.) 
  3. Where did Lisa go yesterday? (She went to the zoo.) 
  4. When did the Italian restaurant open? (It opened last week.) 
  5. How many dogs has Mike got? (He hasn’t got a dog.) 
  6. Where was Mike yesterday? (He was at home.) 
  7. Is Will’s story true? (No, it isn’t.)