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Le canzoni pop spiegate!Extracts from The Tune Into English Roadshow

The Song
A monthly column in Speak Up explaining the language used in songs.

- Adele – Someone Like You (April 2021)

- Alicia Keys – No One (July 2008)

- Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 (June 2008)

- Queen – We Are The Champions (May 2008)

- Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes (April 2008)

- The Beatles – Yellow Submarine (February 2008, issue n. 279 in Brazil)

- Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe (January 2008)

- John and Yoko – Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (December 2007)

- The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (November 2007, issue n. 272 in Brazil)

- Supertramp – Breakfast In America / Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold (October 2007)

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The cover story of the June 2007 issue of Speak Up was How Good Is Their English?, a test of the language skills of Italian pop stars. Written by Fergal Kavanagh, this led to regular feature The Song, where Speak Up’s esperto musicale looked at the story behind a song and analysed the lyrics. Many of these have also been published in the Brazilian edition of Speak Up.

- How Good Is Their English

 

The cover story of the November 2018 issue of Speak Up was a double-page look at Freddie Mercury, written by Fergal Kavanagh, to celebrate the release of the bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody. Fergal also recorded a short youtube video.

- Freddie Mercury YouTube Preview Image

 

These Speak Up articles were accompanied by Tune Into English Self-Study Downloadable Worksheets.

1 – Jesus Christ Superstar – Heaven On Their MindsRead articleListen (June 2010, April 2011 in Brazil)

2 – Amy Macdonald – This Is The LifeRead articleListen (May 2010)

 

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