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Firework, by Katy Perry

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Gap fill quiz featuring the song 'Firework', by Katy Perry. Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words. Use the words in the word box to help you if you get stuck.

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Happy New Year, By Abba

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Grammar gap fill activity for adult English language learners & kids on the song "Happy New Year" by Abba. Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing verbs.

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Black History Month: Rosa Parks

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an Intermediate English lesson about Rosa Parks and The Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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St Andrew's Day - November 30

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Reading and listening lesson about St Andrew's Day and the life of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. Browse the menu for more lesson activities about Scotland and other important Scottish festivals such as Hogmanay and Burns Night.

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In Poland, Andrzejki, or St. Andrew's Eve is observed on the night of November 29th (St. Andrew's Day is on the 30th of November). This tradition has its roots in the past and is focused on superstitions and fortune telling. Poles who take part in Andrzejki rituals do so for fun rather than to gain insight into their futures, but for those traveling to Poland or those who are interested in Polish culture, the traditions are worth knowing about.

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Giant List of Free Christmas Resources

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Links to free Christmas lesson plans for teaching adults and kids, online games and quizzes, reading and listening activities, printable Christmas worksheets, IWB resources, and more!

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Christmas - Past Tense Conversation Questions

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Interactive ESL conversation activity, for learners to practise using past tense forms by talking about what they did over the festive season last Christmas. Optimised for displaying on the IWB.

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Christmas Shopping - Conversation Questions

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Interactive ESL conversation questions about Christmas shopping for English language learners & kids. Optimised for displaying on the IWB. Click on the New Question button to load another random question.
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German Christmas Markets

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A lesson about Christmas Markets in Germany for Intermediate adult English students and young learners, featuring online reading, listening and vocabulary activities.

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Occupy Wall Street

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An integrated skills lesson about the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York, for Intermediate English language learners and above. Reading, writing, listening and vocabulary activities, with follow-on questions and suggestions for further tasks.

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Bonfire Night (November 5)

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Free lessons, online games and printable worksheets for adult learners and kids at all levels of English - vocabulary, reading, worksheets, spelling and grammar activities, word games and quizzes.

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Picture Vocabulary Matching Quizzes

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Free Picture vocabulary quizzes to learn and practise using simple, high frequency English words and words for talking about festivals and celebrations.

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Featured Festivals: Diwali

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English Lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets about the Hindu Festival of lights, Diwali, which begins on Sunday, November 3 this year.

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The History of Halloween

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Listening Comprehension exercise for ESL students and young learners about the history of Halloween. Watch a short video about the history of Halloween and then complete a multiple choice quiz.

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Celebrating The New Year

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English Lesson activities about New Year Celebrations around the World - lesson resources, online quizzes, word searches, crosswords, worksheets and more...

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White Christmas, by Lady Gaga

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 Going GaGa at Christmas! An easy English Gap fill quiz on the song White Christmas, by Lady Gaga. Listen to the song and use the words in the word box to complete the gaps in the lyrics.

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ESL Advent Calendar 2011

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Online Christmas quizzes, games and activities for adult English language learners and kids. Try a new English activity every day to practise your English during Advent, from December 1 to Christmas Eve.

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Christmas Shopping

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Free online lesson activities, worksheets, game templates and teaching resources, on the theme of Christmas shopping, for adult English language learners and kids.

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Winter Weather, Clothes, & Sports

Quizzes for English language learners about winter weather, clothes and activities - online reading, writing and listening exercises, puzzles, quizzes, printable worksheets and teaching resources.

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Green Christmas - Conversation Questions

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Interactive ESL conversation activity, to discuss issues connected with the environmental impact of  Christmas. Optimised for displaying on the IWB. Click on the "New Question" button to load another random question.

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Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie

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Upper Intermediate English listening exercise about making pumpkin pie, for adult ESL learners and children.

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Christmas - ELT Teaching Resources

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Free Christmas English Lesson activities and teaching resources for English language students and young learners at all levels of English - vocabulary, quizzes, songs and worksheets,  and classroom resources for ELT teachers.

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Featured Topics: The Berlin Wall

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The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery - intermediate lesson activities to mark the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

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Haunted Travel Destinations

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Intermediate English listening exercise for Halloween, about America's most haunted travel destinations. Suitable for adult ESL learners and kids.

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Firework Safety

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Free Online English lesson about firework safety and health and safety laws relating to the sale of fireworks, for intermediate level English language learners, IELTS students and young learners.
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Mexican Day Of The Dead

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English language lesson activities about El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, celebrated on 1 & 2 November.  resources include printable worksheets for vocabulary, reading and writing activities, and online games.

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