March 2016 – The Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising

SU_Mar_16Dear Teacher,

March’s New Downloadable Worksheets

The Foggy Dew
On Easter Monday 1916, Irish rebels occupied Dublin’s General Post Office in the defining moment of the struggle for Irish independence. The centenary of this rebellion is being commemorated throughout 2016 in Ireland, and this worksheet uses The Foggy Dew to recount those events 100 years ago.

What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
By far the biggest cheer in this year’s Roadshow is for this song – this worksheet by Mena Bianco focuses on Present Simple vs Present Continuous and stative verbs vs dynamic verbs.

We Are Young – fun.
To celebrate the Roadshow’s 10th anniversary, each month we are publishing a worksheet for one song from each tour. This song first appeared in 2012-2013, and has featured in every show since.

Over 280 Downloadable worksheets now online (including a selection of Irish worksheets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, on the 17th March).
Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

The print edition of Ten Years of the Tune Into English Roadshow is now available, featuring the scripts of the first decade of the Roadshow.

The Tune Into English Roadshow
The tenth anniversary tour continues in March, you can follow it through the photos on Tune’s facebook page (thank you to all involved!). I look forward to meeting you and your students in the coming months.

2015-2016 Comments
Italia Due, 4th February 2016 – video
See videos from all ten years of the Roadshow
Speak Up video interview

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

Speak Up Explains

On St. Patrick’s Day U2’s The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) will be published – you can preview it here. We Are Young is coming later in the month, and can be previewed here.
See all videos

Also online

– Over 10,000 Karaoke songs (with a selection in the Irish language here, as well as Easter 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
Tune Into English on facebook

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig, a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and, indeed, a very Happy Easter!

Keep singing,

Best wishes,
Fergal Kavanagh
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