The Ukulele Audition

 
 
 

Vocabulary

crazy excited original
stage support behind (2)
believe miracle win/won/won
hug predict possibly

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Video

 

 
 
 
 

Transcript

Howie: Hiya, young lady. What is your name?
Grace Vanderwaal: Grace.
Howie: Grace, you’re a beautiful young lady, do you know that?
Grace Vanderwaal: Thank you.
Howie: How old are you?
Grace Vanderwaal: Twelve.
Howie: Are you excited to be here?
Grace Vanderwaal: It’s crazy.
Simon: What are you going to sing?
Grace Vanderwaal: I’m singing an original.
Simon: Really?
Grace Vanderwaal: Yes.
Simon: What’s it about?
Grace Vanderwaal: It’s about me.
Simon: And are the people at school behind you, supporting you?
Grace Vanderwaal: Most of my friends don’t really know I sing.
Simon: So they don’t know you’re here.
Grace Vanderwaal: No.
Simon: You believe you could win?
Grace Vanderwaal: Well, I mean miracles can happen, so possibly.
Simon: The stage is yours. Good luck.

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Howie: You know, this is a show about surprises. You used the word “miracle”, and I think you are a living, beautiful, walking miracle.

Your original about people not knowing your name is so right and so wrong because I think the world is going to know your name, because you are going right there.

Howie: Can I give a hug?

Simon: Grace, you know what I predict for you? You are the next Taylor Swift.
Grace Vanderwaal: Thank you.
Howie: Do you think we’ve got a star now?
Simon: I’m a 100% certain.

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Questions

1. Who was auditioning (performing)? What’s her name? How old is she?

2. Grace said she felt excited. True or false?

3. All of her classmates from school were cheering her on. Is this right or wrong? Did she tell everyone at school that she was going to be on TV?

4. Was Grace confident that she was going to win? Did she know she was going to win? What did she say?

5. What did she do? What was the name of her song?

6. “Your original about people not knowing your name is so right and so wrong.” What does this mean?

7. Did the judges and audience like Grace and her performance? Did Howie the judge press the red buzzer? What happened in the end?

8. Simon the judge made a prediction. Is this correct or incorrect? What did he predict?

 
 

A. Have you seen a ukulele? Have you seen anyone play a ukulele?

B. Can you or your friends play any musical instruments?

C. Do you know of any child singers or musicians?

D. What happens to child singers or musicians?

E. Are there many shows for children’s performances? Are talent shows and competitions popular?

F. I would like to enter a talent show. Yes or no? What about your friends?

 
 
 
 

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