February 2019 – The Day The Music Died

Dear Teacher,

Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the aeroplane crash in which rockers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) lost their lives.


February’s New Downloadable Worksheets

American Pie – Don McLean
The song that defined the event as ‘the day the music died’, the meaning of the lyrics of this 1972 Number One has long been debated. This worksheet promotes discussion with a matching exercise.

True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
Ideal for Valentine’s Day, this is one of Buddy Hollys’ best known songs. Regular contributor Mena Bianco has prepared a low level phonetics worksheet.

– Over 340 Downloadable worksheets now online (including a selection for Valentine’s Day)
– Download complete list of online worksheets
– See important dates in February 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 tour has been extremely positive – thank you to all who have hosted the show this year. The tour will visit five regions of Italy in February – 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

Teacher Training

Tune will be presenting two workshops in Milan and Brescia in April, in collaboration with Trinity College – you can book your place by following the links here.

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:

– Over 11,500 Karaoke songs
– 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

Keep singing!

Best wishes,

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

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