January 2016 – The Speak Up Video Interview

Dear Teacher,

A very Happy New Year!

The Tune Into English Roadshow

– In December Speak Up published a video interview about the Roadshow’s Tenth Anniversary.
– This year’s tour is about to recommence – I look forward to meeting you and your students in 2016!

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

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


January’s New Downloadable Worksheets

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
This worksheet attempts to analyse the lyrics of this classic, which spent nine weeks at Number One in the UK in December 1975 and January 1976, despite guitarist Brian May’s assertion that it is “beyond analysis”.

Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
To celebrate the Roadshow’s 10th anniversary, each month we are publishing a worksheet for one song from each tour. This song was in the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 shows, and the worksheet focuses on opposites.

The Golden Dustman
A true Cockney is born within the sound of the East End of London’s Bow Bells, just like the author of this worksheet. ELT guru Roy Boardman wrote these activities which look at the local rhyming slang.

Over 275 Downloadable worksheets now online
Most of the worksheets have been written by your colleagues – perhaps you have prepared one and want to share it?

Speak Up Explains

The explanation video for Bohemian Rhapsody will be published on the 7th January, but you can see a preview of it here. Hot N Cold is coming on the 21st.
See all videos

Also online

– Over 9,500 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
Tune Into English on facebook

I wish you and your families a very Happy New Year.

Keep singing,

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