jueves, 24 de mayo de 2012

Oprah and Lady Gagah

In March this year Oprah interviewed Lady Gaga for her programme Next Chapter before the artist got involved in her latest show. Lady Gaga welcomed Oprah in her huge New York apartment.

The interview gives us the opportunity to see Lady Gaga in the flesh, so to speak, to see the person behind the public persona. She speaks quite slowly, but her mind seems to be wandering a bit, which makes it a bit difficult to follow her train of thought.

The listening activity is difficult, more suitable for students in the advanced cycle. Anyway, intermediate students will be able to understand snippets of conversation and get to know Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta a bit better.

Self-study activity:
Watch the interview and answer the questions below.

What scares her?
Is she influenced by the way other people define her?
Is the creative process always within her?
Now that she is famous, does she find it difficult to outdo herself and continue being successful?
What metaphor does she use to exemplify her creative process?
She’s now working on another project, what decision has she made so that she can work more freely?

You can self-correct the activity by reading the transcript here.