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Happy New Year!- Read, listen and learn a little English!

Happy New Year!- Read, listen and learn a little English! | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Around the world, people celebrate the new year in some strange ways.  In Scotland, the first person to visit your home after the midnight bells is called the first foot.  If it’s a tall, dark man,...

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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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Happy New Year Bute!!

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Black History Month: Rosa Parks

Black History Month: Rosa Parks | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

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St Andrew's Day - November 30

St Andrew's Day - November 30 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:05 AM

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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

Giant List of Free Christmas Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

Christmas - Past Tense Conversation Questions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

Christmas Shopping - Conversation Questions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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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How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An Intermediate video listening quiz, for ESL students. Watch a short instructional video about how to cook the perfect turkey, and then complete a multiple choice listening comprehension test.

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Featured Topics: The Berlin Wall

Featured Topics: The Berlin Wall | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

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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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Protests Against Big Business Spread in US

Protests Against Big Business Spread in US | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

The movement began last month with the launch of Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York | IN THE NEWS....

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Firework, by Katy Perry

Firework, by Katy Perry | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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

ESL Advent Calendar 2011 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

Christmas Shopping | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Christmas Plans - Conversation Questions

Christmas Plans - Conversation Questions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Interactive ESL conversation activity for English language learners & kids. Optimised for displaying on the IWB. Practise using future tenses by talking about plans for over the festive season.
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Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie

Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

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Christmas - ELT Teaching Resources

Christmas - ELT Teaching Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Haunted Travel Destinations

Haunted Travel Destinations | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

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The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Vegetarian Awareness Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

How to Make Kadhai Paneer, a traditional Indian vegetarian dish. Listening lesson for Intermediate and Advanced English language learners.

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