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TruthOut Op-Ed, 19 February 2018

Ed Makes History

Recorded: March 11th, 2017

Here's a short video from BBC World News about singer-songwriter Ed Sheeron's takeover of the British Pop Charts. The first time around the video can be played with the sound turned off and the students can take turns making quick sentences about what they can see.

Quiz Questions

Here's a list of questions compiled for a random quiz. Some are easy, some difficult. Having a quiz provides a reason to watch a video more than once. Students can try and find the answers to questions they have missed the first time around.

No. Questions (Click Boxes for Answers)
1. According to the report who has made music history?
Ed Sheeran
2. What's the date of the report?
11 March 2017
3. What's the name of Ed Sheeran's third album?
Divide
4. How many tracks from Divide are in the UK Top Twenty?
All of them
5. How many tracks from Divide are in the UK Top Ten?
9
6. How old is Ed Sheeran?
26
7. Where is Ed Sheeran from?
Suffolk
8. How many tracks does Ed Sheeran's third album include?
16
9. What two streaming services does the report mention?
Spotify and Apple Music
10. How many streams of a track equal one sale?
150
11. How many sales did Ed Sheeron have in the week of the report?
733,000
12. How many downloads did Ed Sheeron have in the week of the report?
164,000
13. What does Ed Sheeron think about the singles chart system?
Something has gone wrong
14. What's the name of the managing director of the Offical Charts Company?
Martin Talbot
15. What's the name of the BBC Arts Editor?
Will Gompertz
16. What's the first song we hear on the report?
Shape of You
17. At the time of the report how many weeks had Shape of You been number one?
9
18. What instrument do we see Ed Sheeron playing?
A guitar
19. What colour is Will Gompert's shirt?
Blue
20. Which radio station do we hear Ed Sheeron speaking on?
Radio One
21. Which album is the fast selling record ever released by a male artist?
Divide
22. How many press-ups do we see Ed Sheeron do?
3
23. Why does Ed Sheeron look surpised in the promotional video?
His opponent is a Sumo Wrestler?
24. What colour is used to identify Ed Sheeron's tracks on the Singles Chart?
Red
25. How does Ed Sheeron feel about "something going wrong"?
Very, very happy
26. What mathematical symbol do we see in the background?
 
27. What mathematical symbol do we see in the background?
A divide symbol
28. Spell Sheeran
S-H-E-E-R-A-N;
29. What's on the necklace of the BBC studio presenter?
A cross
30. What vehicle do we see behind Ed Sheeran when he is running?
A freight train

If you use the video let me know how it goes.

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