November 2016 – Tell me what you want, what you really really want!

Dear Teacher,

The Tune Into English Roadshow

The tour visited Sicily in October, with its first ever performance in the province of Ragusa – thank you to the teachers and students there for your enthusiasm. You can see a delightful interview with the students of Istituto Comprensivo “Gesualdo Bufalino”, Pedalino here, and the first comments here. I would of course be delighted to visit your school.

See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Ten Years of The Tune Into English Roadshow – the book
Primary show

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

November’s New Downloadable Worksheets


Wannabe – Spice Girls
In 1996, twenty years ago, The Spice Girls were the world’s biggest selling pop group. Their first single, Wannabe, was about the importance of friendship, and regular contributor Mena Bianco from Naples has prepared an opposites activity based on this.

Good Grief – Bastille
A current radio favourite, and included in this year’s Tune Into English Roadshow, this worksheet features a categorising activity based on emotions. It was submitted by Rachel Collins from Arcore (MI).

There are also six worksheets by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan online.

Over 295 Downloadable worksheets now online (including November Rain by Guns N’ Roses)
Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it

Speak Up Videos – Extracts from the Roadshow

This month’s addition to the series of Speak Up videos based on the Roadshow looks at the word ‘let’ – you can preview it here.

Extracts from the Tune Into English Roadshow (with downloadable lesson plans)
See all 56 Speak Up Explains videos

New publication

Melodies, Rhythm and Cognition in Foreign Language Learning

– published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
– featuring “A-B-C, it’s easy as Do-Re-Mi! Notes from the Tune Into English Roadshow, a Touring Didactic Sing-along Show”, by Fergal Kavanagh

All Tune publications

Also online

– Over 10,000 Karaoke songs
– Sing along with this week’s UK Top 10 on Speak Up
Musings In Music – reflections from Gary Friel
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

Peace and love to Paola Acampa

Keep singing,

Best wishes,

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

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