October 2016 – The Tune Into English Roadshow – now on tour!

Dear Teacher,

I hope you have eased gently into the new school year.


The Tune Into English Roadshow

The Tune Into English Roadshow began its tour on the 27th of September to celebrate the Giornata delle Lingue – thank you to all in Pagani for the wonderful reception the new show received. The tour’s Autumn schedule is filling up, and I would be delighted to visit your school.

See videos from all Roadshow tours, from 2005
Letter to schools
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

October’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Cheap Thrills – Sia
One of this year’s biggest hits and included in this year’s Roadshow, this worksheet was written by regular contributor Mena Bianco.

Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) – Pink Floyd
A reflection on education, written by ELT guru Roy Boardman. Roy has just become Creative Director for St. Peter’s Language Center in Naples – thanks for mentioning me in the paper, Roy!

Over 295 Downloadable worksheets now online (including October by U2)
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

The first of a new series of Speak Up videos based on the Roadshow was published this week, with a look at languages. An explanation of The Beatles’ name will be published later this month – you can preview it here.

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


Musings In Music
Gary Friel, university teacher, materials writer and lifelong music fan, muses on music in an occasional column.

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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