May 2015 – The 60th Eurovision Song Contest

SU_May2015Dear Teacher,

The 60th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna on the 23rd May – you can sing along with lyric videos to all entries on

May’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
One of the most played songs in recent months, this worksheet by Mena Bianco from Naples focuses on parts of the body.

Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair / Canticle
This worksheet looks at the virtues of different herbs as well as the impossible tasks set by the singer of this classic originating in medieval times. It was submitted by Marella Corbani from Magenta (MI).

OneRepublic – I Lived
May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month – the video for this song features a 15-year-old discussing his illness. This worksheet is by first-time contributor Rachel Collins from Arcore (MI).

Over 250 Downloadable worksheets now online

The Tune Into English Roadshow
In its final month the tour visits six regions of Italy. I look forward to meeting you and your students – you can follow the tour on Tune’s facebook page.
“The best ESL experience ever!” – Prof.ssa Antonella Porcu, Liceo Scientifico “G. Spano”, Sassari

Speak Up Explains
Our special Mother’s Day video will be published on the 7th May, with Scarborough Fair coming later in the month.  
See all videos

Also online
– Over 9,000 Karaoke songs
Summer schools in Ireland and Scotland
– Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up
Notes From An ELT Consultant – free to Supporters of the site!
Once – DVD and 48-page Worksheet
Team Up in English, the course for Scuola Media
The Tune Into English T-shirt
Tune Into English on facebook 

Finally, a new study shows that lyric videos help improve children’s reading skills

Have a great May holiday weekend, and keep singing! 

Best wishes,

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

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