I really like Lady Gaga and Born This Way is one of my favorite songs, as it conveys a nice message on “no matter who you are, just be yourself”.
I’ve used this activity with High School students and I suggest the following procedures:
1) Write the following questions on the board. Students discuss them in pairs and then share their opinion with the class.
a) How worried are you about your appearance?
b) Do you think the media influences our concepts of beauty?
2) Explain the instructions. Students are supposed to listen to the song and circle the “alien words” (I’ve replaced some words of the lyrics with other words, as you can see in the answer key below).
3) Class check.
4) Students listen to the song again and replace the alien words with the correct ones.
5) Class check and play to the song again, for students to sing and have fun.
The worksheet contains some questions to check the student’s understanding of the song and an exercise on Reported Speech with passages of the song.
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