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Skyfall

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A gap listening fill quiz for English language students on the theme tune to the New James Bond Film Skyfall, to learn and practise using simple, high frequency English words.

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The 2017 General Election

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Free online resources for teaching and learning about registering to vote, general elections and British Government and politics

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The History of Easter

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An interactive video listening activity about the history of Easter, for adult ESL students and young learners. Watch a short video about the history of Easter and then complete a multiple choice quiz. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.
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April Fool's Day (April 1)

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A reading and vocabulary lesson about April Fool's Day, a light-hearted tradition which involves playing tricks on people. Read about April Fool's Day, learn the difference between the words fun and funny, and guess if some newspaper headlines about April Fool's pranks are true or false. Part of a free series of online lessons about British life and culture designed to help people practise their English and prepare for the Life in the UK Citizenship test.

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Spring - Picture Vocabulary

Spring - Picture Vocabulary | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

English words for talking about Spring - a simple vocabulary list with pictures for ESL beginners and kids. Part of a free series of English lessons about seasons and weather.

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Earth Day - Green Tourism

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This free interactive lesson about environmentally friendly ways to explore England's capital city is designed to help advanced English learners improve their vocabulary, practise their listening skills, and prepare for the Life in The UK Citizenship Test. Watch a short video about green tourism in London, learn and review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. Practise your English with our free series of online lessons about British life, history, places and people.
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Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets

Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free ESL teaching materials and lesson activities for English language learners about the legend of St George, and St George's Day. 

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The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Intermediate online lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the Cannes film festival. Practise scanning for information by reading a text about the Cannes Festival, and complete an interactive multiple choice quiz.

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World Hunger Day (May 28)

World Hunger Day (May 28) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate listening lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the World Hunger Project. Practise your listening skills by watching a video about the project and the work they do, and completing a multiple choice online quiz.
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Noelia Torres's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:50 PM

Very interesting!

EnglishWizards's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:26 PM

Fantastic ! More useful listening activities for students.

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The Northern Lights

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A listening and vocabulary lesson about the northern lights for adult English language learners and IELTS students. Activities include speaking and listening practice, and a vocabulary and grammar review.
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Consumer Rights Day (March 15)

Consumer Rights Day (March 15) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Know your consumer rights - buying online.  An online multiple choice test, to help English language students learn about UK consumer law and improve their listening skills.

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A topic based lesson plan for teaching about New Year's resolutions for Upper Intermediate English students working at B2 level or higher.Students talk about plans for the coming year, and review conditionals. A communicative skills lesson, with unplugged type activities and mobile friendly online exercises suitable for flipped classroom use.
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Back to College

Back to College | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

English vocabulary for learning words for classroom things and classroom instructions, and other useful high frequency words to help you find your way around college and settle in.

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Songs For Learning English - A Winter's Tale

Songs For Learning English - A Winter's Tale | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An online Gap Fill for English language learners on the song Winter's Tale by David Essex. Watch the video and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing nouns. Part of a comprehensive collection of mobile friendly song lessons, featuring songs sung in English by popular artists and bands.
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The London Marathon

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An online integrated skills lesson about the London Marathon, a popular road race which takes place in London every year. Watch a short video clip, review some useful vocabulary, and complete an online quiz to test how much you have understood. Browse our site for more ESOL resources for teaching and learning about life in the UK.

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An online reading and vocabulary lesson about the Cherry Blossom Festival, for upper intermediate English students and IELTS learners. Learn about the history of the famous Washington D.C. cherry trees, practice and revise some useful vocabulary, and practise your reading skills.

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Saint George's Day

Saint George's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online exercises and printable worksheets about Saint George's Day, for adult English learners and kids. Activities include vocabulary, spelling, word games, listening, and an easy reader on the story of St George and The Dragon.

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The Beltane Fire Festival

The Beltane Fire Festival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

esolcourses.com - Free English quizzes and printable lesson materials about the Beltane Fire Festival, which takes place in Edinburgh, and other May Day celebrations. Suitable for self-study or classroom use.

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March Birthdays - Einstein

March Birthdays - Einstein | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A listening and vocabulary lesson about Albert Einstein (Born March 14, 1879), for adult English language students and young learners.

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Useful for IELTS general listening practice.

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Spring and May Day

Spring and May Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free English lessons and activities about spring weather, festivals and events. Includes vocabulary and grammar quizzes, word lists, online quizzes, games, free printable worksheets for adult English students & young learners at all levels, and free lesson materials for English language tutors and literacy teachers.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Free English lessons about Memorial Day - games, quizzes, exercises and printable worksheets for English language students at all levels of English.
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The Cannes Film Festival

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Intermediate online lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the Cannes film festival. Practise scanning for information by reading a text about the Cannes Festival, and complete an interactive multiple choice quiz.

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Useful reading practice, as we approach the end of the academic year and head into exam season!

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Saint David's Day (March 1)

Saint David's Day (March 1) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online activities and printable worksheets for English language learners and kids.

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Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free English online and lessons colour printable worksheets for learning about Saint Patrick's day history and modern day celebrations, for adult English learners and kids.

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Extreme Winter Weather

Extreme Winter Weather | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate ESL video listening exercise about extreme winter weather conditions causing chaos and disruption across the UK. Watch the video, and then do a multiple choice quiz. Browse our site for many more free English language lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets for English language students and young learners.
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Friday The 13th Superstitions

Friday The 13th Superstitions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A lesson about Friday the 13th superstitions for English language learners, with example sentences, reading, listening and writing activities, and a follow-up quiz on the song Superstition, by Stevie Wonder. Browse our site for many more free online English word games, vocabulary quizzes, lesson activities and worksheets for learners at all levels of English, and free lesson resources for ELT and literacy tutors.
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