May 2016 – You load sixteen tons, what do you get?


Dear Teacher,

May’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Purple Rain – Prince
The music world was once again shocked by the untimely death of one of its most innovative artists. This low level worksheet, based on Prince’s most successful single, focuses on pronunciation and was submitted by Laura Casolaro from Grumo Nevano (NA).

Hello – Adele
Based on the biggest selling single of recent times, this worksheet was prepared by first-time contributor Cira Liberti from Naples.

Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford
The month of May begins with Labour Day, and this song is about the working life. The worksheet looks at spelling and pronunciation.

Over 285 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 Tenth Anniversary Tour will visit seven regions of Italy in its final month – I look forward to meeting you and your students.

2015-2016 Comments
See videos from all ten years of the Roadshow
Ten Years of the Tune Into English Roadshow – the book

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

Speak Up Explains

The explanation video for Sixteen Tons was published last week, and the video for Adele’s Hello and Someone Like You is coming later this month – you can preview it here.
See all videos

Also online

– Over 10,000 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

Keep singing,

Best wishes,

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








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