Many people around the world will be celebrating the life of the Scottish poet Robert Burns tonight and throughout January, so here are some lesson ideas for how to use this well-loved Scottish tune and teach your students about bonnie Scotland! I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers (video here) When I wake up, … Continue reading Burns Night Special – The Proclaimers -I’m Gonna Be (500 Hundred Miles)
Hello and Happy New Year! For those of you who celebrated it, I hope you had plenty of festive fun over the Christmas period and everyone had a good start to 2018! This week it's all about the news, which calls for a tune from The Jam. Let's have a look at the lyrics. If … Continue reading The Jam – News of the World
Ok, hands up who thought they were Irish? ME, TOO! Well, it turns out they’re also British, which means I get to feature them on the the blog. Hurrah! Only a few moments before writing did I find out that the Celtic punk folk band responsible for making the best Christmas tune ever met in King’s … Continue reading The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
2017 is soon drawing to a close so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have paid a visit to my site so far! I started it as a way to share the ideas I have for using British music in the ELT classroom and I didn’t think anyone would … Continue reading Thank you! Danke! Merci! Graçias! Obrigada!
Hello and welcome another ELTune! I went to see this Leicester-based band a few weeks ago and they really were on fire! I’m a huge fan of their self-titled first album and some tracks off the second, then I didn’t really follow them for a few years. Their gig has changed that and I’d like … Continue reading Kasabian – Fire
Hello and thanks for stopping by! On the blog this week: The amazing Adele and her brilliant but scathing hit Rolling in the Deep, with a bit of background to it and ideas for how to use it in class. Background: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in 1988 in Tottenham, London, UK. Released in … Continue reading Rolling in the Deep – Adele
A bit of ska this week, for Intermediate learners and above, with great little tune by Coventry-based ska revival band The Specials. This could be used for the end of the year to talk about future plans, when lessons are coming to a close and your students are moving on to bigger and brighter things, … Continue reading A Message to You Rudy – The Specials