As I'm sure you're already aware, the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Stockholm are almost upon us, and millions across the continent will be glued to their TV sets, wrapped up in patriotic musical fervour. Here in the UK, it's fair to say that we don't take it as seriously as others do, possibly courtesy of the lately departed Terry Wogan and his endless mockery of our European partners, but we still think that Eurovision is great, and something that should be loudly celebrated.
This week's lesson is all about the United Kingdom's Eurovision entries. Students will read a Guardian article about how we choose our songs, practise the language of kitsch, and produce their own, possibly humorous, rules for a successful Eurovision entry. This will be followed by a discussion of the merits of the contest, and whether it benefits Sweden to act as hosts.
Good luck to Frans! Anyone who can correctly use the second conditional in a song title will get our vote! Might it be a good idea to point to his use of this grammatical form if you do choose to talk about Eurovision??
The EF Class Team