We're going to talk about sports in some of my lessons this week, so what better tune to use than this one, which is often thought to be one of the most popular sports song. It can promote additional discussion on fame and fortune and there are plenty of past simple and present perfect examples, as well as the future … Continue reading We Are The Champions – Queen
The Oscars took place last night, which calls for a film-themed tune this week. I've chosen this beautiful track by The Kinks, an underrated rock band from North London formed in 1964 who were around about the same time as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. According to Genius.com, “Celluloid Heroes” examines the difference between Hollywood … Continue reading Celluloid Heros – The Kinks
I saw this brilliant band at the weekend and just had to post something about them! The XX are three old school friends from London who have released 3 albums to date whilst still only being about 25 years old. Romy and Oliver sing with deep, husky and haunting voices about love and relationships over great … Continue reading Dangerous – The XX
Especially for Valentine's Day! I'm going to use this as a warmer in my lessons tomorrow and go over some expressions like "to sweep someone off their feet" and "evergreen", but it could be stretched out for discussion and activities about love and dating. Speed dating is a great fluency activity where you could get … Continue reading Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
I love everything by David Bowie and Queen, and Freddie Mercury's voice is just fantastic, so here's a lesson with these legends. Good for phrasal verbs, prepositions or general discussion about the pressures facing us in our lives. + Lead-in: Show students a photo of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie to elicit prior knowledge and fill … Continue reading Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie
Expect to see more posts in the coming months featuring the likes of: New Order The Smiths Bloc Party Adele Blur Oasis Ash Kate Bush Coldplay David Bowie The Rolling Stones Joy Division Arctic Monkeys Queen The Clash Radiohead The Who Dire Straits The Stone Roses Manic Street Preachers Depeche Mode Birdy Duran Duran Pulp … Continue reading Stay tuned…
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