February 2021 – John Keats, 200th Anniversary

Dear Teacher,

Many of you have returned to classroom teaching, I hope the transition is going well.

February’s New Downloadable Worksheets

John Keats – When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be
The 23rd February is the 200th anniversary of the death of English Romantic Poet John Keats. ELT guru Roy Boardman has prepared a worksheet on Keats’ sonnet which explores the fear of death, based on a musical version by John Webster. Roy sends a free fortnightly English Update newsletter to teachers – you can sign up at elt@boardman.it.
Keats famously wrote his own epitaph – you can hear a lovely musical interpretation of this here.

Undivided – Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard
This was performed for the first time on 20th January as part of USA President Joe Biden’s inauguration celebrations and is a call for unity. Regular contributor Maria Gulczynska, Ancona, has prepared a worksheet focussing on vocabulary, as well as a stepsheet for fans of line dancing! 
Also, Jennifer Lopez performed ‘This Land Is Your Land’ at the ceremony, omitting the two original verses.

370 Downloadable worksheets now online
Valentine’s Day 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 Tune Into English Game Show

This is the ideal motivator for your students in these difficult times – you can watch video extracts from the show here, and see students’ comments here. I look forward to meeting you and your students virtually this year!

The Tune Into English Interactive Online Game Show
See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Three Roadshows available online

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

The Tune Into English Diaries

I made this video to celebrate being on the back cover of January’s Speak Up, and this one for the 65th anniversary of the recording of ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.
The 2021 Tune Diaries, which include QueenThe Beatles, John Lennon, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, 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 13,500 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
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book
Tune Into English on YouTube
Tune Into English on facebook
tuneintoenglish on Instagram

Thank you to those who have signed up for Tune Into English’s exclusive content, I appreciate your support.

Keep singing!

Best wishes, stay safe,

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

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