December 2018 – Christmas is coming…

Dear Teacher,

It’s almost Christmastime again! Amazon are offering FREE POSTAGE of the 2019 Queen Diary until the 5th December – this is the perfect Christmas gift (and can be purchased with the Carta del Docente). The codes for this five-star product are RICEVIGRATIS on and FREEDELIVERY on

December’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Bring Me Love – John Legend
John Legend has released a Christmas album! Regular contributor Mena Bianco from Naples has prepared an activity on double negatives based on the song Bring Me Love.

A selection of Christmas worksheets

We Went – Randy Houser
This “outlaw song about the adrenaline of living on the edge” is ideal for students of Legal English – Maria Gulczynska from Ancona contributed this worksheet which culminates in a mock trial.

– Over 335 Downloadable worksheets now online
– Download complete list of online worksheets
– See important dates in December 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 feedback for the 2018-2019 Tune Into English Roadshow has been very positive – this month sees shows in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Piemonte and Campania. Thank you to all of those who have already booked, 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

Last month’s Speak Up featured an article about Freddie Mercury – you can read this here.
– Extracts from the Tune Into English Roadshow (with downloadable lesson plans)
– See all 56 Speak Up Explains videos – including Last Christmas.

Also online:

– Over 11,500 Karaoke songs (including Christmas karaoke!)
– Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up
The Queen Diary
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
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book
Tune Into English on facebook
–  tuneintoenglish on Instagram

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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