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July Birthdays: Nelson Mandela

July Birthdays: Nelson Mandela | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Intermediate ESL video quiz about Nelson Mandela's life and achievements. Watch a short biographical video about Nelson Mandela, and then complete an online multiple choice test. (image credit: http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/ via Wikipedia)

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Elvis Presley - Intermediate English Listening

Elvis Presley - Intermediate English Listening | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate listening lesson for adult English students and young learners about the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Watch a short biographical video about Elvis, and then complete an online quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a comprehensive collection of online resources for teaching and learning English.
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Elvis Week (11 - 18 August)

Elvis Week (11 - 18 August) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An English reading lesson about Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll, for adult English students and teens. Part of a free online integrated skills lesson for English learners about the world's first rock star. Suitable for classroom use or self study. Browse our site menus for hundreds more free English exercises, games, and quizzes for learning English, and free ELT teaching resources materials for TEFL tutors.
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Predicting British Summer Weather

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A listening comprehension activity for adult English language students and young learners on the topic of weather predictions. Watch a short video clip about weather predictions for England in the summer, and then complete an online listening comprehension test. Part of a free series of mobile friendly online listening activities that are suitable for classroom use or self-study.
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Summertime

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Free English teaching and learning resources about summer weather and clothes, and things to do in summertime.

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Bastille Day - Prepositions Gap Fill

Bastille Day - Prepositions Gap Fill | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A gap fill grammar and writing exercise for Elementary English language learners. Choose the correct preposition of time to complete some simple sentences about the French national holiday, Bastille Day. Part of a free online lesson about Bastille Day and US Independence Day celebrations. Suitable for self study or classroom use.

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July Crossword Puzzle

July Crossword Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A crossword puzzle about the month of July for elementary students, adult English beginners, and young learners. Test how many English words you know for July festivals and events. Part of a free series of online lessons and games for students at all levels of English.
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Learn English With Songs - Firework

Learn English With Songs - Firework | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate English gap fill listening activity on the song Firework, by Katy Perry. Listen to the song and complete in the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words. Browse our site for many more free English language lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets for esl learners at all levels.
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Intermediate English Listening - The Tour De France

Intermediate English Listening - The Tour De France | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A vocabulary and listening lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the Tour De France, the world's most famous cycling tournament. Watch a short video clip about the Tour De France, and complete a follow-on online quiz. Suitable for classroom use or independent study.

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Edward Russell's curator insight, July 4, 6:29 AM
Current affairs: nice lesson plan
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July Birthdays: Nelson Mandela

July Birthdays: Nelson Mandela | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Intermediate ESL video quiz about Nelson Mandela's life and achievements. Watch a short biographical video about Nelson Mandela, and then complete an online multiple choice test. (image credit: http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/ via Wikipedia)

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Black Music Month: Aretha Franklin

Black Music Month: Aretha Franklin | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Practise English prepositions with this simple grammar gap fill quiz for English language students, featuring the popular song "Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves", by Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox.

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Ramadan

Ramadan | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Online lessons and games for Ramadan. Resources include listening, reading, vocabulary, gap fills and printables. Learn English words related to Ramadan and practise your English with free online tests and activities.

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Gwyneth Pocock's curator insight, June 12, 2015 3:58 AM

Fab, I will take a look. X

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Apollo 11

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A multiple choice  video listening activity for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students.

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August Birthdays: Whitney Houston

August Birthdays: Whitney Houston | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

English Listening comprehension exercise on the popular song "I Will Always Love You", by Whitney Houston, to practise using high frequency English verbs. Watch the video, and then use the words in the word box to complete the lyrics.

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August birthdays: Alfred Hitchcock

August birthdays: Alfred Hitchcock | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English listening comprehension exercise about the famous British film director Alfred Hitchcock, to practise your English listening skills. Watch a short video about Hitchcock and the restoration of some of his silent movies, and then complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of online lessons for English language students about famous people and events.
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In The News: The World Dog Surfing Championships

In The News: The World Dog Surfing Championships | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A fun online English listening lesson about a dog surfing contest. Watch a short video clip about surfing dogs, review some useful vocabulary, and complete an quiz with built in feedback. Browse our site for more free TEFL resources for teaching English students at all levels.
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Learn English With Songs: Summertime

Learn English With Songs: Summertime | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Pre-Intermediate gap fill listening activity on the song Summertime. Listen to the song and complete in the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words.

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Wimbledon Tennis

Wimbledon Tennis | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online games, quizzes and worksheets for English language learners about tennis and popular tennis tournaments and events.

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Rock Festivals

Rock Festivals | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An online word search puzzle about rock festivals. Find the words connected with music festivals in this word search for adults and young learners.  All the words are either across or down.

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online English activities and printable worksheets about Bastille Day, France, French culture, festivals and celebrations, for English language learners and kids.

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4th July Fireworks

4th July Fireworks | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A listening comprehension activity for adult English language students and young learners about Independence Day, celebrated in the United States on the Fourth of July. Watch a short video clip about the part that fireworks play in the celebrations, and then complete an online quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a quality collection of online resources about US people, places, history, and culture written by ELT professionals. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.
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World Chocolate Day (July 7)

World Chocolate Day (July 7) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An English listening comprehension exercise about how chocolate is made, for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students. Practise your general listening skills and decoding unfamiliar vocabulary in context. Watch a short video about how chocolate is made, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of mobile-friendly listening lessons for English learners and IELTS students.

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How To Celebrate The Summer Solstice

How To Celebrate The Summer Solstice | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A multiple choice listening comprehension about the summer solstice for upper intermediate English language students and young learners. Part of a free series of online listening lessons for English students on a wide range of different topics. Suitable for self study or classroom use. Watch a short video about celebrating the summer solstice, and then complete an interactive multiple choice quiz. Browse our site for many more worksheets and quizzes, teaching resources and free English language lesson activities for learners at all levels of English.
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Edward Russell's curator insight, June 20, 5:11 AM
nice materials (free) from See Lyon-Jones on the topical / seasonal summer solstice theme
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, June 21, 3:28 AM
Thanks for sharing this, Ed! :-)
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Black Music Month: Stevie Wonder

Black Music Month: Stevie Wonder | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Gap fill listening exercise on the song "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words.

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US Independence Day

US Independence Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Activities and games about the Fourth of July, and other holidays and special days celebrated in the USA.

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Naadam - The Mongolian Olympics

Naadam - The Mongolian Olympics | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English listening comprehension test and printable worksheets about the Mongolian Olympics, which take place every July. Learn English by watching this video about Naadam. More free English activities, exercises and games can be found by exploring the menus.
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