We Are The Champions – Queen

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

Celluloid Heros – The Kinks

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

Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie

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