Happening Today: The Oscars

This afternoon, the Oscars will be on TV. This is an awards show for the best movies of the year. It’s also a fun way to practice your English. They will show a lot of movie clips (just like I send!) and the movie stars will make thank-you speeches, where they speak slowly and clearly.

You can watch it on ABC this afternoon. The “red carpet”, when all of the celebrities arrive, starts at 4 PM. The ceremony, when they give the awards and speeches, starts at 5:30 PM.

If you do not have a TV, watch it online here (you need a cable subscription) or search for “2017 Oscars” on Youtube.

To celebrate, I’m sending you a song from one of the movies that is nominated for awards. It’s called La La Land, and it’s a musical – full of beautiful songs. Have you seen it?

Here’s to the fools who dream
Foolish as they might seem
Here’s to the hearts that ache
Here’s to the mess we make