Tune into English
The web’s largest free resource for learning English through pop music!
Pop Music Chart Day
The 4th January is Pop Music Chart Day. Tune Into English has published the UK Top 10 on Speak Up since 2010, and all Top 40 hits since then are on the Karaoke page. You can see this week’s charts here, and the link on Tune’s homepage (as well as on www.speakuponline.it) is updated weekly.
January’s new downloadable worksheets
The King of Rock 'n' Roll is also the King of Number 1s - Elvis Presley (who would be 84 on the 8th of this month) has had 21 chart-topping singles in the UK chart, compared to The Beatles’ 17.
All Shook Up: this was Elvis’s first UK Number 1, in 1957, remaining on top for 7 weeks. Regular contributor Mena Bianco’s worksheet features a vocabulary activity for parts of the body.
Hound Dog: this only made Number 2 in the UK, in 1956, but Elvis’s version is considered one of the greatest recordings of all time. This low level worksheet has a crossword using images.
Tune Into Queen
A 20 minute video of this show, presented in November, is now online.
Read November’s Speak Up article about Freddie Mercury here.
Cultural Integration, Research and Workplace Programmes in Ireland
Carlow International English Language School offers exclusive tailored Cultural Integration, Research and Workplace Programmes throughout the school year, with focus also on sport and music. You can read further details here.
Please check the Methodology and Language for Secondary course at Pilgrims website.
Please check the Teaching Advanced Students course at Pilgrims website.
Please check the CLIL for Primary course at Pilgrims website.
Please check the CLIL for Secondary course at Pilgrims website.
The Strategy Factor in Successful Language Learning: The Tornado Effect (second edition)
Adem Soruç, UK
Sezgi Yalin, Cyprus and US
Alan Maley’s 50 Creative Activities
Mario Rinvolucri, UK
ELT Lesson Observation & Feedback Handbook
Jeanette Barsdell, UK
Tune into English
Fergal Kavanagh, Italy