A “Thriller” of a Listening Activity using Google Docs Forms

Just in time for Halloween, a remake of a listening activity for ESL/EFL students of an old favorite, Thriller, by Michael Jackson.  Start the video, then click on the correct lyrics in the listening exercise below it.  Happy haunting, and happy Halloween!

A “Thriller” of a Halloween Listening Exercise for ESL

ESL students, this Halloween, enjoy Michael Jackson’s  “Thriller” on YouTube (above).  Then, do the cloze exercise on Google Docs Forms.  Use the tab key to move your cursor from question to question on the quiz.  Be sure to fill in all the required information indicated by the asterisk (*).  You will get a response indicating which answers you and other respondents got correct.  This exercise isn’t easy!  You may need to listen to the song several times before you’re sure you’ve understood the correct word.  But, don’t worry!  It’s all good practice!

Have a happy and thrilling Halloween everyone!

Teachers, one of the issues I've had with Google Docs Forms is
that the spreadsheet created in Google Docs as an answer sheet
does not keep up with the reorganization of test questions
often done during editing.  It neither eliminates a question
you may have omitted from the quiz, nor does it move questions
to different columns following the order you decide on in the
quiz. It also doesn't allow you to cut and paste the columns
yourself.  This means that the answers are not necessarily
on the spreadsheet in the same order as are the respective
questions on the form you've created. Fortunately, the
answers submitted do go in the correct column so it isn't
a terribly serious issue.  It makes checking the answers
a bit more clumsy, however. The next time I use Google Docs
Forms, I'll plan on doing all editing on a Google Document
prior to making the Form. Once I am sure of the order I
want my questions in, I will then transfer them to a form
and avoid "confusing the spreadsheet!"

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A great movie trailer for Halloween, “The Others,” with comprehension quiz on Google Doc Forms!