April 2018 – We Shall Overcome

Dear Teacher,

I hope you had a good Easter break and are ready for the final term of this academic year.

April’s New Downloadable Worksheets

We Shall Overcome – Pete Seeger
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the 4th April, 50 years ago. This song was the theme of the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King quoted from it in his final sermon. The worksheet was submitted by regular contributor Mena Bianco from Naples, who also wrote the worksheet for Pride (In the Name of Love)/MLK, U2’s songs dedicated to Dr. King.

Locked Away – R. City feat. Adam Levine (Map It version)
Map It! is a supplementary text for the 2018 course book Twenty-One for the lower secondary school, published by De Agostini Scuola, with the song activities written by Tune Into English. This lesson is not featured in the text and is exclusive to this site.

– Over 325 Downloadable worksheets now online 
– Download complete list of online worksheets
– See important dates in April for more resources.
Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The Roadshow was presented to over 1,500 students in three days at Portici’s Cinema-Teatro Roma at the end of March – you can see clips from the Media/Superiore and Primary shows online, as well as feedback from this year’s show.
The tour returns to Spain this month, as well as to Lazio, Campania and Sardinia – I look forward to meeting you and your students!

See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Primary Show

“The best ESL experience ever!” – Prof.ssa Antonella Porcu, Liceo Scientifico “G. Spano”, Sassari

Speak Up Videos – Extracts from the Roadshow

This month’s video looks at Pronunciation and the Phonetic Chart using the song FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – you can preview it here.

– Extracts from the Tune Into English Roadshow (with downloadable lesson plans)
– See all 56 Speak Up Explains videos

Cultural Integration, Research and Workplace Programmes in Ireland

Carlow International English Language School offers exclusive tailored Cultural Integration, Research and Workplace Programmes throughout the school year, with focus also on sport and music. You can read further details here.

Also online:

April Songs: match the song to the artist
– Over 11,000 Karaoke songs
– Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up
Notes From An ELT Consultant – free to Supporters of the site!
Once – 48-page Film Worksheet
Summer schools in Ireland
The Tune Into English T-shirt
Tune Into English on facebook
tuneintoenglish on Instagram

Keep singing!

Best wishes,

Fergal Kavanagh
The web’s largest free resource for learning English through pop music!

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