December 2015 – Ten Years of the Tune Into English Roadshow – The Book… Now available!


Dear Teacher,

Ten Years of the Tune Into English Roadshow, a 156-page e-book featuring the scripts of the first decade of the Roadshow, is now available.
This was published on the 21st November, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the first ever performance of the Tune Into English Roadshow. Thank you to all who participated in the presentation in Naples – you can see an extract from the celebrations here.

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The feedback on the 2015-2016 show has been extremely positive, and the tour continues this month with shows in Spain. I look forward to meeting you and your students this academic year!

See videos from all ten years of the Roadshow

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

December’s New Downloadable Worksheets 

We Will Rock You – Queen
To celebrate the Roadshow’s 10th anniversary, each month we are publishing a worksheet for one song from each tour. This song was in the 2009-2010 show (reappearing in 2012-2013), and the worksheet focuses on the pronunciation of the word bass.

Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
The Julia Roberts and Richard Gere film is 25 years old – Henrietta Flinn from Paris sent in this low level listening activity based on the theme tune.

Brandy – Have You Ever?
Gary Friel, the author of this worksheet (which is ideal for the Present Perfect), has an excellent youtube channel with the aim of allowing teachers to drill basic grammar in interesting and realistic ways.

Over 270 Downloadable worksheets now online (including ten Christmas worksheets).
Most worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

Speak Up Explains

Explanation videos for Oh, Pretty Woman and Video Killed The Radio Star will be published this month.
See all videos

Also online  

– Over 9,500 Karaoke songs (including Christmas Karaoke)
– Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up
Notes From An ELT Consultant – free to Supporters of the site!
Once – Film Worksheet
Summer schools in Ireland and Scotland
The Tune Into English T-shirt
Tune Into English on facebook

I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Keep singing,

Best wishes,
Fergal Kavanagh
The web’s largest free resource for learning English through pop music!              
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P.S. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a travelling friend, Fodor’s Italy 2016, which I had the pleasure of working on, has just been published.




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