Biography - Elvis Presley

Watch this short biography on Elvis to get your students thinking and speaking. Activity includes discussion tasks.

Elvis is undoubtedly one of the most famous musicians to have ever lived. You may have heard of him, you may even know some of his songs, but do you know where he came from? What inspired him? How did he die? Get your students to watch this short documentary and complete the questions to see how much they know about the 'King of Rock and Roll'. There are some discussion questions after.

Multiple Choice Quiz

1. What type of music inspired him?

2. In what year did he sign a record deal?

3. Where did he go to serve in the army?

4. Which musicians were surpassing Elvis?

5. How did he die?


  • Do you or does anyone you know like Elvis' music?
  • Why do you think he was so popular?
  • Do you think it's difficult to be famous? What challenges do mega-famous people have?