January 2018 – Human Monster

Dear Teacher,

Happy New Year!

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – this month’s new worksheets are from Naples based contributors, the city of Victor Frankenstein’s birth, and are appropriate for both the doctor and his creation… Don’t forget to also check out other important dates in January.


January’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Human – Rag n Bone Man
One of last year’s biggest selling singles and a favourite in this year’s Roadshow, this worksheet written by Roy Boardman looks at Phonetics.

Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Narrated by Doctor Frankenstein, this fun worksheet summited by regular contributor Mena Bianco looks at the Past Simple with a monster dance party.

Over 320 Downloadable worksheets now online.
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 Roadshow will visit seven regions of Italy in the coming weeks – thank you for the positive feedback so far. I look forward to meeting you and your students this academic year!

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 Videos – Extracts from the Roadshow

In theme with this month’s bicentenary January’s Speak Up video looks at pronunciation with ’s Eminem & Rihanna‘s Monster – you can preview it here.

– Extracts from the Tune Into English Roadshow (with downloadable lesson plans)
– See all 56 Speak Up Explains videos

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 10,500 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
Tune Into English on facebook
tuneintoenglish on Instagram

Finally, here’s a song I recorded on New Year’s Day with regular Tune collaborator Gary Friel

Once again, Happy New Year!

Keep singing and dancing!

Best wishes,

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

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