Questions with Selena Gomez

General English, Speaking Lessons
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Indirect Questions, Reported Questions, Word Order
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students in an online American English class, posing various questions in different situations while honing their skills in direct, indirect, and reported questions.

Lesson Description

That’s the sixty-four-dollar question! In this lesson, students will discuss the topic of asking different questions in various situations. The lesson features a video of an interview with Selena Gomez in which she answers many questions about herself and her life. Students will learn and practice direct, indirect, and reported questions and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss different questions in various situations

  • To learn and review direct, indirect, and reported questions

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


“What’s your current obsession?” “What’s something you own that you truly cherish?” Watch this video of an interview with Selena Gomez, an American singer, songwriter, and actress, where she answers questions all about herself and her life.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

inquire [verb]: to ask for information from someone; to investigate or look into
cherish [verb]: to hold or treasure (something) dear
query [noun]: a question, especially one addressed to an official or organization
cue up [verb]: to set up people or things so as to be ready for their turn to speak or perform
stalk [verb]: to pursue or approach stealthily
pick up a hobby [phrase]: to start a new activity or sport
hang out [phrasal verb]: to spend time relaxing or socializing informally
Heads Up [noun]: a game using either questions, charades, or clues to get a player to guess the word they have chosen that is displayed on their forehead before time runs out
adventurous [adjective]: willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences
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