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Halloween Worksheets

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Free British English and American English worksheets for teaching about Halloween. 

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The Lunar New Year

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A challenging graded reading text about The Chinese New Year, for advanced level English learners and academic English students. Learn about the Chinese New Year, and how people in the USA celebrate it.
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Mardi Gras and New Orleans

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A graded reader for English language students. Learn about Mardi Gras, a joyful and lively celebration which is held annually in New Orleans, USA. Part of a free online series of lessons for English language learners about world festivals and cultures. Browse our site menus for hundreds more free teaching resources and games and activities for english students.
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Mardi Gras (February 9)

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A video listening activity for intermediate and advanced English learners. Watch a short video clip about preparing for Mardi Gras, and then complete a multiple choice quiz. 

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English In The News: Film Awards

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Film and Cinema - Quizzes, Games and Activities for adult English learners and kids about movies, film awards and visits to the cinema.

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The Oscars

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Practise spelling English words for film and cinema award ceremonies with this medium difficulty word search puzzle. Find the 20 words connected with international film award ceremonies in the puzzle.
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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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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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Consumer Rights Day (March 15)

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Learn about your rights when buying electrical goods in the UK, and practise your English listening skills with this online multiple choice quiz.

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Ireland Inspires!

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A reading and writing lesson for English language learners about Irish life and culture, and things that make Ireland a great destination to visit. Watch a short infographic video to find some facts and figures about Ireland, and then convert fractions to percentages to complete some simple sentences.

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Topical for St Patrick's Day, but also useful for practising reading skills & numeracy at other times of year :-)

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Springtime

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Free English lessons , online activities and printable worksheets about spring weather, festivals and events.

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March Birthdays - Lady Gaga

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This online English lesson for adult learners and older teens and will help you prepare for the listening part of the IELTS exam, and practise your general English. Watch a short biographical video about Lady Gaga, learn and revise some useful vocabulary, and complete a multiple choice quiz to text your understanding.

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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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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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Valentine's Day

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An advanced English graded reading text about Valentine's Day, for English language learners and academic English students. Learn about the history of Valentine's Day, and how people around the world celebrate it.

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The Venice Carnival (Carnevale)

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A C1/C2 reading text about the Venice Carnival (Carnivale), for Upper Intermediate and Advanced English learners. Part of a free online collection of articles and short stories for English language students.

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Pancake Tuesday (February 9)

Pancake Tuesday (February 9) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An easy picture matching quiz for beginners and Elementary level English learners, to practise recognising some simple English words for talking about Pancake Day. Match the pancake related words to the pictures. A picture vocabulary word list to accompany the activity is also available here: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/pancaketuesday/pancake-vocabulary.html

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Pancake Tuesday

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English language quizzes and games for learning about Shrove Tuesday for adult ESL students and kids. Activities include printable worksheets, reading activities, online quizzes and word search puzzles.

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The BAFTA Awards

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Intermediate English Reading Comprehension Exercise about the British Film and Television Awards. Practise scanning for information by reading a text about the BAFTAS. Image credit: acme on flickr (cc-by-2.0)

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Valentine's Day (Feb 14)

Valentine's Day (Feb 14) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Lessons and activities about Valentine's Day for English language students and kids - printable and online word searches, crosswords, vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening activities, song quizzes, games and other lesson resources.

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Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is celebrated in March in the UK and May in the USA, Canada and Australia. Learn about how people around the world celebrate the day with this simple reading activity. Part of a series of free online lessons about festivals, holidays and special days.

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Saint Patrick's Day (March 17)

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Reading and Listening activity about St Patrick's Day for Upper Elementary English learners. Learn about how Irish people celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Browse our site for many more quizzes and activities on festivals and celebrations, teaching resources and free English language courses.
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Saint Patrick's Day

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Free online quizzes and worksheets about Saint Patrick's Day history and modern day celebrations, for adult English language students and young learners.

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Easter (March 27)

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Free online Easter quizzes, crosswords, activities, handouts and printable worksheets, for adult English learners and kids. Practise your English skills with our free reading and listening activities, grammar and vocabulary exercises and games.

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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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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
Thank you!