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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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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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Friday The 13th Superstitions

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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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Extreme Winter Weather

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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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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 School: Health and Safety

Back to School: Health and Safety | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Essential word lists and safety drills relating to health and safety in college, the workplace, and everyday life. Vocabulary lists and quizzes for English language learners from beginner level upwards, and printable worksheets and other lesson resources for teachers. Includes materials on firework safety.

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Featured Lessons - Hogmanay

Featured Lessons - Hogmanay | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free topic based worksheets, games and lesson activities for adult English language learners and kids about Scottish New Year customs and traditions.

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English Words for Talking About Illness and Health Related Conditions

English Words for Talking About Illness and Health Related Conditions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English vocabulary list of useful words and phrases to talk about diseases, sickness, illness and feeling unwell, with example sentences and clear explanations to help put words and phrases into context.
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As it's colds and flu season in many countries, this vocabulary lesson for talking about sickness and feeling unwell may come in useful.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:45 AM

As it's colds and flu season in many countries, this vocabulary lesson for talking about sickness and feeling unwell may come in useful.

 

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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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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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Valentine's Day (Feb 14)

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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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Advanced text about Valentines Day
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Pancake Tuesday (February 28)

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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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St David's Day

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An easy English graded reader about Saint David's Day, for adult ESOL students and elementary English learners. Browse our site for many more quizzes and activities on festivals and celebrations, teaching resources, and free English language courses.
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Mardi Gras and New Orleans

Mardi Gras and New Orleans | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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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Martin Luther King Day

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Online English language activities about the African American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Free resources include teaching materials, reading and listening quizzes, matching exercises and printable worksheets for teaching adult ESL students and young learners.

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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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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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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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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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Advanced English Listening - Leap Year and Leap Day

Advanced English Listening - Leap Year and Leap Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A listening and matching activity for IELTS students and advanced English learners about leap year and leap day. Learn about why we have leap years, and complete an IELTS style matching test.
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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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Burns Night (January 25)

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Reading text, for an ESL lesson about Burns Night, the Scottish festival that celebrates the birth of poet Robert Burns, adult Pre-Intermediate English language students and above. Suitable for classroom use or self study at home.
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Read about the Scottish poet Robert Burns & then click on the link below to to practise some simple vocabulary from the article: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/scotland/burns-night/gap-fill.html

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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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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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Saint David's Day (March 1)

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

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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Women in Technology - A Listening Lesson for International Women's Day

Women in Technology - A Listening Lesson for International Women's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An advanced English language listening exercise about female entrerpreneurs in Silicon Valley, for upper intermediate learners and IELTS students. Watch a news report about breaking down the barriers for women working in the technology industry, and answer a series of challenging listening comprehension questions. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.

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WeTeachKorea's curator insight, March 18, 2016 7:33 AM

Interesting topic.