The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

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

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

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

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

This post is a tribute to those affected by the Manchester attack at the Ariane Grande concert last week, now an anthem from one of the biggest bands to come from this fantastic city. Use it for its range of vocabulary, mixed grammar structures and pronunciation practice as you see fit and follow it up with a … Continue reading Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Fire (Under My Feet) – Leona Lewis

Tune #2! This is a catchy one by the 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis from Islington, London. I used this as a musical lead-in to a lesson about the body with a class of intermediate 15 year olds, creating a gap fill and lyrics mix-up for them to do, followed by a brief discussion about their opinion … Continue reading Fire (Under My Feet) – Leona Lewis