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ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Guy Fawkes Night

ESL Holiday Lesson plan on Guy Fawkes Night. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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Webquest: Halloween

Webquest: Halloween | British life and culture | Scoop.it
This spookily-themed webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Halloween, popular traditions, global celebrations and terrifying tales. It is free to all onestopenglish users.
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Quia - Guy Fawkes

Quia - Guy Fawkes | British life and culture | Scoop.it

A video and a hangman game.


Via Renee Maufroid, David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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Learning English - The Teacher - Halloween: idioms of fear

Learning English - The Teacher - Halloween: idioms of fear | British life and culture | Scoop.it
The Teacher presents the idioms "shaking like a leaf", "scared stiff" and "it sent shivers up and down my spine".

Via Esther, Renee Maufroid, IdiomOfTheWeek, David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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History of Halloween and more.

History of Halloween and more. | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Firstly, why do we call it Halloween? What is the etymology of the name?
Secondly, has it always been such a family friendly holiday?
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30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

30 of your Britishisms used by Americans | British life and culture | Scoop.it
The Magazine's recent article about the Britishisation of American English prompted readers to respond with examples of their own.

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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Halloween resources

Halloween resources | British life and culture | Scoop.it
It’s the scariest time of the year – and we know our teachers love to celebrate it! To help you teach your students all about Halloween, we’ve brought together a wide range of resources, including worksheets, lesson plans and interactive materials.
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The Royal Family

The Royal Family | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Comprehension activity based on passage about the Royal Family. Use with Intermediate students to support their understanding of British history and comprehension skills.
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Scotland's Pandas (The LanguagePoint)

Scotland's Pandas (The LanguagePoint) | British life and culture | Scoop.it
English language learning resources based on a news story about Pandas arriving at a zoo in Scotland.  Activities include gap fill, phrase matching and suggested discussion or role play topics. Resources available: Overview Full text sheet Gap ..
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King Rat | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

From the British Council:

What better way to work on vocabulary than through a good story?
– King Rat is the latest in our BritLit packs of class materials based on the best of UK literature.
It tells the fascinating story of an ambitious rat setting off on a mission...
– The pack includes audio, transcript, teacher’s notes and student worksheets and is adaptable for different levels of language ability.

 

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Food Vocabulary: British Grub - The English Blog

Food Vocabulary: British Grub - The English Blog | British life and culture | Scoop.it
British recipes and lots of food vocabulary explained in glossary table. This is good for your brain and your stomach! Images to help with vocabulary and recipes to help you in the kitchen.
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10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean | Mind The Gap

10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean | Mind The Gap | British life and culture | Scoop.it
This is a pretty bird but "fit bird" has an entirely different meaning. (Photo/AP) We may have invented the English language but that doesn?
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The 50 Best British Artists of All Time :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

The 50 Best British Artists of All Time :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste | British life and culture | Scoop.it
While all eyes are on the throne, we pay tribute to our 50 favorite British artists—a rock 'n roll royal family of sorts.
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