Why were the Beatles great English language teachers?
The Beatles did not set out to teach English - but they have been brilliant ambassadors for the language. Abbey Road, for example, contains over 90% of the 2000 words 'considered to be of the greatest 'general service' to learners of English'.
Why were The Beatles so effective in communicating the language?
Their early experience of teaching in a foreign language environment (Hamburg) may have played a role. But I think that age and cultural attitude were the crucial elements. The Beatles spoke to and for the younger generation. And for the first time that younger generation was shaping popular culture.
Four young men change the world
English Language Level: Intermediate+ CER: B1/B2/C1
Exams: First Certificate, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced
Sample: Penny Lane Powerpoint Lesson
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