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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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Summertime

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Free Online English lessons about Summer Weather and Clothes, and Things to do in Summertime

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English Lessons and Quizzes About Tennis | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online

English Lessons and Quizzes About Tennis | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online | 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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World Oceans Day (June 8)

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An Intermediate English listening lesson about the Pacific Trash Vortex.

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Michele Lally's curator insight, June 8, 4:37 PM

What are the ways in which we can improve this major problem?

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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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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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Test your English listening skills with this multiple choice video activity for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students.

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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 Cherry Blossom Festival

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An Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary Lesson about The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., which takes place every spring

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Saint David's Day (March 1)

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Free English teaching materials, worksheets and online lessons for English language students about Saint David's Day, Wales's national day to celebrate the birth of Dewi Sant.

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Extreme Winter Weather

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Intermediate video listening exercise for English learners about extreme winter weather conditions causing chaos and disruption across the UK. Watch the video, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, January 20, 2013 7:28 PM

May be useful if you are planning to cover the 'snowpocalypse' in class!' :-)

 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 14, 2013 4:33 PM
Very useful for the class.
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, May 15, 2013 9:14 AM
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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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Back to College

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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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The Legend of The Xmas Spider

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Graded reading activity, for intermediate English learners and kids. Part of a free series of lessons for adult English language students and young learners.
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Autumn

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Free English quizzes and games about autumn weather, festivals, holidays, activities and events - online reading, writing and listening lessons, quizzes, puzzles, songs, printable worksheets and teaching resources.

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World Chocolate Day (July 7)

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

A mobile-friendly listening lesson about how chocolate is made, for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students. Useful for practising  general listening skills and decoding unfamiliar vocabulary in context.

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Independence Day | Reading and Vocabulary Lesson | Learn English | ESOL Courses

Independence Day | Reading and Vocabulary Lesson | Learn English | ESOL Courses | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A mobile-friendly Elementary English Lesson about Independence Day.

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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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How To Improve Your Study Habits

How To Improve Your Study Habits | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An integrated skills lesson for English language learners about how to make homework less work, and manage your time better.
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Activities to help learners manage their study skills effectively, and help them hit the ground running at the start of a new school year! Includes tutor notes and worksheets.

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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

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A Memorial Day reading lesson for adult esl students and young learners. Read a simple text about Memorial Day, complete a multiple choice quiz, and revise some useful vocabulary. Part of a free series of English lessons about people, places, festivals, and culture. Browse our site for many more free lesson materials, quizzes and games for English language students all levels. (image credit: whitehouse.gov)

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April Fool's Day (April 1)

April Fool's Day (April 1) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Read about April Fool's Day, a fun tradition which involves playing tricks on people, and learn the difference between 'fun' and 'funny', two words that English learners often find confusing.

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Winter

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Free English lessons about winter weather, clothes and sporting activities - online reading, writing and listening exercises, puzzles, quizzes, printables and other lesson resources.

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Chinese New Year 农历新年

Chinese New Year 农历新年 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Classroom resources and self-study lessons for learning about Chinese New Year and Spring Festival

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New Year Resolutions

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English Expressions: New Year Resolutions. A vocabulary lesson with a dictionary skills exercise plus worksheet, and a follow-on multiple choice listening quiz. http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/new-year/intermediate/new-year-resolutions.html

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English Expressions: Giving Up

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Integrated skills lesson about the benefits of quitting smoking, with a dictionary skills activity plus worksheet, and a gap fill reading and writing exercise.

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The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky

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A listening and reading activity, with a multiple choice quiz. Read the story behind the popular ballet by the Russian composer Tchaikovsky, a winter favourite and Christmas tradition for adults and children in the USA.

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