May 2021 – Online Game Show

Dear Teacher,

As the end of this difficult school year approaches The Tune Into English Online Game Show is an ideal activity for your students – you can watch video extracts from the show and see students’ comments here.

It has been one year since the launch of The Tune Into English subscription plans, and thank you to all who have signed up for the weekly email with exclusive content and access to three full Roadshows. The website is free and always will be, but if you have enjoyed using its resources over the last sixteen years (and indeed over the next sixteen 😉 ), perhaps you might consider buying us a coffee? With touring income completely eliminated in the last 14 months, your support is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

The Song on Speak Up

In the May issue of Speak Up, to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, Tune’s monthly column looks at the story behind and the language used in Blowing In The Wind. You can read April’s look at Adele’s Someone Like You, as well as nine other songs from the previous series, here

The Tune Into English Bob Dylan short course

May’s New Downloadable Worksheet

I’m Good? – Hilltop Hoods

This Australian hip hop group wrote this fun, quirky song in lockdown, donating all proceeds to a fund to help unemployed music workers. First-time contributor Barbara Eckert-Wagner from Germany has prepared a worksheet which encourages students to discuss their feelings during lockdown.

– Over 375 Downloadable worksheets now online
– Download complete list of online worksheets

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

The Tune Into English Diaries

The 2021-2022 Tune School Diaries, which include QueenThe Beatles, John Lennon, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, are now available on Amazon, with a fact for every day and full discography and touring history, as well as the pocket editions. There is also a Bob Dylan edition currently in production. These can be purchased with the Carta del Docente.

Also online:

– Over 13,500 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
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book
Tune Into English on YouTube
Tune Into English on facebook
tuneintoenglish on Instagram

Keep singing!

Best wishes, stay safe,

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

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