March 2020 – March newsletter

Dear Teacher,

We are living in uncertain times and our thoughts are with those affected by the coronavirus.


The 23rd March marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the film Pretty Woman. The worksheet for Roy Orbison’s theme song and lyric videos to the soundtrack of the film are now on

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The feedback for the 2019-2020 Tune Into English Roadshow has been very positive, and the presentation (and Irish song!) given by the students at the Scuola Media “Lozer”, Pordenone, was very special. Thank you also for you Whatsapp comments! The tour is scheduled to continue in four regions of Italy this month but, with some of these already cancelled, our fingers are crossed.

See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Primary Show

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

Tune Into The Beatles

The full one-hour video using the music of the Fab Four is now online, as presented in Cordenons (PN) on the 8th November. You can also see last year’s Tune Into Queen show here.

March’s New Downloadable Worksheet

Just Because I’m A Woman – Dolly Parton
The 8th March is International Woman’s Day. This worksheet, submitted by Maria Gulczynska, Ancona, looks at female empowerment and gender equality.

Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?
– Over 355 Downloadable worksheets now online
– A selection of Irish worksheets for Saint Patrick’s Day
– Download complete list of online worksheets
– See important dates in March for more resources.

Teacher Training

Following the Trinity College sessions in Udine and Trieste last month, Tune is scheduled to present Using pop songs in the English language classroom at the British Council in Milan on the 14th March. This of course depends on developments in the next few days.

– Over 12,500 Karaoke songs (including Irish 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
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book
Tune Into English on facebook
–  tuneintoenglish on Instagram

Finally, I had the recent pleasure of being interviewed by Spazi Esclusi – you can read the transcript here.

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

Keep singing!

Best wishes,

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

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