June 2016 – Euro 2016 / Musings on Music


Dear Teacher,

UEFA Euro 2016 National Anthems

The 2016 UEFA Euro Championships are taking place in France this month. Can you match the participating countries with the English translation of their national anthems? See the answers here.
Tune Into English is, of course, supporting Ireland, and will be at all of their games!

Musings In Music

Gary Friel, university teacher, materials writer and lifelong music fan, muses on music in a new occasional column.

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The Tune Into English Roadshow Tenth Anniversary Tour has now concluded, with 104 performances in 63 schools and institutes in 49 towns and cities in Italy and Spain.
Thank you to all who hosted the Roadshow this year – I look forward to seeing you and your students again next year!

2015-2016 Comments
Videos from the Tenth Anniversary Tour
2015-2016 Comments
See videos from all Roadshow tours
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book

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

June’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
The first of two worksheets concluding the celebration of the Roadshow’s 10th anniversary, this song appeared in 2014-2015 (and again this year). The low level worksheet features an ordering activity.

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
This opened the 2013-2014 tour, and the worksheet reviews the Past Simple.

Toes – Zac Brown Band
It is almost the Summer and this worksheet is ideal for this time of year. Submitted by Maria Gulczynska from Ancona, the song’s theme is holidays.

Over 290 Downloadable worksheets now online
Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

Speak Up Explains

The explanation video for Portuguese soccer star Ronaldo’s favourite song If I Catch You, as well as Let’s Twist Again, will be published this month. Wrecking Ballwas published in 2014.
See all videos

Also online

– Over 10,000 Karaoke songs
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

Keep singing,

Best wishes,

Fergal Kavanagh

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



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