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Bonfire Night (November 5)

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Free lessons, online games and printable worksheets for adult learners and kids at all levels of English - vocabulary, reading, worksheets, spelling and grammar activities, word games and quizzes.

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International Day of Space Flight

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(April 12, 2014) Test your English listening skills with this video listening comprehension lesson for Intermediate English learners and IELTS Stud ents. 

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March Birthdays - Lady Gaga

March Birthdays - Lady Gaga | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Springtime

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

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Saint George's Day

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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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Ireland Inspires!

Ireland Inspires! | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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)

Saint Patrick's Day (March 17) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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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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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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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Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras in New Orleans | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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English In The News: Film Awards

English In The News: Film Awards | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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 BAFTA Awards

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Intermediate English Reading Comprehension Exercise about the British Film and Television Awards, which took place on Sunday, February 16, 2014. A free online English reading activity for English language learners and IELTS students. Practise scanning for information by reading a text about the BAFTAS. Image credit: acme on flickr (cc-by-2.0)

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English Tourism Week - Madame Tussauds

English Tourism Week - Madame Tussauds | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An intermediate online English lesson about Madam Tussauds, London's famous Waxworks Museum. Watch a video about this popular London tourist attraction, learn some useful new vocabulary, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. 

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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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Easter

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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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Anzac Day (April 25) - Word Search

Anzac Day (April 25) - Word Search | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A Medium difficulty online word search puzzle about Anzac Day (April 25) a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during the First World War.

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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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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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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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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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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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Pancake Tuesday (March 4)

Pancake Tuesday (March 4) | 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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International Women's Day (March 8)

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A lesson about International Women's Day for Intermediate English students.

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Black History Month

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Free online English activities and printable worksheets about famous people who have played an important role in Black History, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jnr., Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama.

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