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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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This Month's Birthdays: Barack Obama (Aug 4)

This Month's Birthdays: Barack Obama (Aug 4) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English reading comprehension exercise on President Barack Obama for intermediate level students. Read a text about President Obama's life and achievements, and complete a multiple choice quiz.
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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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World Hunger Day (May 28)

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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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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, 7:33 AM

Interesting topic.

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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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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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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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Film Awards and The Oscars

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A lesson about film awards and the Oscars for adult English language students and young learners, with related vocabulary, a dictionary skills activity, a speaking and a listening exercise. Part of a free series of online lessons for ESL learners about film and 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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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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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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Listening activity for adult students
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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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Muhammad Ali

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Online tasks menu for a lesson about the African American boxer Muhammad Ali. Part of a free series of English lessons for adult English language learners and teenagers about black history and African American culture. Suitable for self-study or for use in the classroom.

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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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Summertime

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

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World Environment Day (June 5)

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An interactive listening and vocabulary lesson about air pollution in England's capital city. Watch a short video about air pollution in London, learn and practise some challenging vocabulary, and complete a gap fill quiz. 

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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

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

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

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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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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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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. Practise scanning for information by reading a text about the BAFTAS. Image credit: acme on flickr (cc-by-2.0)

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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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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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