December 2021 – Tune Into Christmas

Dear Teacher,

Tune Into English will be presenting Tune Into Christmas in Inveruno, Milan, on Wednesday 15th December. This is an evening show featuring your favourite festive songs and there are limited places available for non-members of hosts The English Club. Full details will be online in the next few days. 

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The Roadshow visited Pisa last week and the school has published a full report, with photos and videos. You can also see comments from Bari here. I would be delighted to come to your school this year. The online Game Show is also available for smaller groups.

See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Letter to schools
Primary Show
You can see three full shows as part of the Tune Into English subscription plans.

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

Pop Music Vocabulary

This series of short videos (in Italian) explaining language used in pop songs now has fifteen episodes. Be sure to share these with your students and follow Tune on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and YouTube for new ones!

December’s New Downloadable Worksheet

Spending My Time – Roxette
The 9th December is the second anniversary of the untimely death of Marie Fredriksson, singer of Swedish group Roxette. This low level worksheet, by regular contributor Maria Gulczynska, Ancona, looks at routines.

– Over 380 Downloadable worksheets now online
15 Christmas worksheets
– Download complete list of online worksheets

Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

The Song on Speak Up

In the December issue of Speak Up, Tune’s monthly column looks at the story behind and the language used in All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. This and previous columns are online here.

The Tune Into English Diaries

The ideal Christmas gift, the 2022 Tune Diaries, which include QueenThe Beatles, John Lennon, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley Bob Dylan, and Diego Maradona  (also in Italian) are now available on Amazon, with a fact for every day and full discography and touring history, as well as the pocket editions. These can be purchased with the Carta del Docente.

Also online:

– Over 14,000 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 – 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 YouTube
Tune Into English on facebook
tuneintoenglish on Instagram
tuneintoenglish on Tiktok

Thank you to all for supporting the website, and particularly to those who have signed up for the weekly exclusive content.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – keep singing!

Best wishes, stay safe,

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

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