Listening challenge with Emma

Yep, seventy three questions to help you with your English. Super nice Emma Stone answers in this fun video. And you’re gonna practice your listening with her american accent, aren’t ya?

Let’s visit her house, shall we?

But first, would you like to know a little bit about her?

The physically stunning actress Emma Stone first made her mark among American audiences as an ingenue, via her involvement in the massively successful comedy Superbad (2007).

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The actress’s combination of deadpan comic timing and undeniable beauty made her an instant hot property in Hollywood, and she was soon appearing in comic fare like The House Bunny and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, as well as the hugely successful horror comedy Zombieland (2009).

By 2010, Stone had earned top billing status, and was starring in her own comedy — a hilarious modern take on the Scarlet Letter called Easy A. The following year found Sone’s star rising even further in the realm of comedy with roles in Friends with Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love, but it also proved to be the year in which the young actress branched more full force into drama, starring in the much anticipated adaptation of the Kathryn Stockett novel The Help.

She became part of a superhero franchise when she took over the part of Gwen Stacy in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and she took a part in the period crime film Gangster Squad that same year.

Stone enjoyed a very busy 2014 that involved her returning to the part of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and being tapped to star in Woody Allen’s period comedy Magic in the Moonlight. However, her turn as the self-destructive daughter of a middle-age actor trying to make a comeback on the stage in Birdman earned her the first Oscar nomination of her career, getting a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category.

But hey! It’s now time to test your listening skills. Are you ready? Turn up your volume, get your headphones if you need them. Here we go!


We don’t wanna be mean to you or anything, so in order to help you, and only after you’ve really tried with this listening, you can have a look here to fully understand the questions…

Don’t forget to write down the answers Emma gives to each question.

  1. what’s the worst thing about being in Los Angeles?
  2. what’s hollywood really like?
  3. what’s the best thing about New York city?
  4. what country in the world would you love to visit?
  5. name one thing you can’t live without…
  6. what’s one thing you like to have with you on set?
  7. what’s  one cause that’s dear to your heart?
  8. what’s the funniest thing you’ve ever read about yourself in the internet?
  9. do you wanna come in?
  10. what a charming apartment you have!
  11. what’s your favourite colour?
  12. what hair colour you enjoy having the most?
  13. who’s the funniest person you know?
  14. who’s made you most star struck?
  15. what’s Ryan Gossling like in person?
  16. how do you make your coffee?
  17. what historical figure would you like to have coffee with?
  18. what historical figure would you like to have a cocktail with?
  19. what have you learned about being an actress?
  20. what movie made you want to be an actress?
  21. who do you want to shoot a love scene with?
  22. what’s your dream role?
  23. what’s the best thing about being nominated for an Oscar?
  24. where do you keep all your acting awards?
  25. what’s your favourite sport?
  26. do you have any tattoos?
  27. what’s your favourite act?
  28. what’s your favourite holliday to celebrate?
  29. what’s your favourite thing to eat?
  30. what’s your least favourite thing to eat?
  31. what’s was your fist job?
  32. what was the name of your first pet?
  33. who’s your style icon?
  34. what did you wear to your first prom?
  35. what is your favourite fashion trend of all times?
  36. what is your worst fashion trend of all times?
  37. do you have a morning beauty ritual?
  38. what is your must have beauty product?
  39. what’s the worst beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
  40. what’s your favourite thing to wear?
  41. what’s the priciest thing you ever sploshed on?
  42. do you play any musical instruments?
  43. what is your favourite book of all times?
  44. if you could live in any era, what would it be?
  45. what is something you always travel with?
  46. if you were stuck in a deserted island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
  47. what’s your favourite television show of all times?
  48. what’s your favourite plot twist on any movie?
  49. what’s the first thing you did this morning?
  50. how would you describe yourself in three words?
  51. what’s your favourite slang?
  52. do you have a favourite hobbie?
  53. what’s your favourite exercise?
  54. what’s your spear animal?
  55. Serena Williams said she’d loved to give you a tennis lesson. How do you feel about that?
  56. what’s your favourite dance move?
  57. can you give me your best impression of someone famous?
  58. what is your … karaoke song?
  59. what other song you know the words to?
  60. if you were a rap artist, what would your station r would be?
  61. what’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?
  62. who’s your favourite super hero?
  63. do you have a secret talent?
  64. what’s something most people don’t know about you?
  65. my baby won’t stop crying, what bedtime story shoud I read him?
  66. do you have any nicknames?
  67. if your life was a song, what would the title be?
  68. what advise would you give your teenage self?
  69. what’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
  70. what’s the best gift you’ve ever given someone?
  71. what’s the worst habit?
  72. can you show me your best magic trick?



1- Write down as many answers you understand as you can. (Write them down as comments to this post, with the number of the question you’re answering before).

2- Only for advanced students… what question is missing?

3- What expressions did you learn from Emma’s interview?


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