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
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 everyone! I'm back and I hope you all had a lovely Easter. This week, I'd like to tell you about how you can use one of Coldplay's fantastic earlier tunes, and the opener to one of the greatest albums ever made, "Parachutes". Most of my students like their new stuff more, but I'll always prefer the old … Continue reading Don’t Panic – Coldplay
A terrific tune from English/Tamil rapper M.I.A. to discuss the refugee crisis and immigration in the ELT classroom. M.I.A. (a play on her own name and reference to the acronym "Missing In Action") and her family had to flee conflict in Jaffna during the Sri Lankan Civil War and go into hiding from the Sri … Continue reading Paper Planes – M.I.A.
Another Kinks tune in this special post paying tribute to London. It essentially talks about isolation, but there are some positive aspects to the track, and it is simply sublime. Dirty old river, must you keep rolling Flowing into the night People so busy, makes me feel dizzy Taxi light shines so bright But I … Continue reading Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks