This is a video and song-based activity for English language teaching featuring Lady Gaga’s Acceptance Speech for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscar Awards, and also her performance of the winning song “Shallow”, by Bradley Cooper and Gaga herself, in which students talk about winning; find common ideas connecting those quotes about winning and the message in Gaga’s speech; watch the video and do a listening exercise, and finally, read the lyrics and find mistakes in verb forms.
Language level: Pre-Intermediate (B1) and above
Learner type: All ages
Skills: speaking, reading & listening
Language: Vocabulary related to winning, expressions to agree, disagree and express opinions
Materials: Acceptance Speech video.mp4 , Acceptance Speech Worksheet, Shallow worksheet, and Shallow performance youtube video
Duration: 1h – 1h 30 min
Downloadable materials: instructions; Acceptance Speech video.mp4 , Acceptance Speech Worksheet, Shallow worksheet