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St Andrew's Day - November 30

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Reading and listening lesson about St Andrew's Day and the life of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. Browse the menu for more lesson activities about Scotland and other important Scottish festivals such as Hogmanay and Burns Night.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, November 28, 2013 8:05 AM

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In Poland, Andrzejki, or St. Andrew's Eve is observed on the night of November 29th (St. Andrew's Day is on the 30th of November). This tradition has its roots in the past and is focused on superstitions and fortune telling. Poles who take part in Andrzejki rituals do so for fun rather than to gain insight into their futures, but for those traveling to Poland or those who are interested in Polish culture, the traditions are worth knowing about.

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Summertime

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English quizzes and games about summer weather, holidays, clothing and activities - online reading, writing and listening exercises, puzzles, quizzes, printable worksheets and teaching resources. Suitable for classroom use or self study. 

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This Month in History: Apollo 11

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(July 20, 1969) Test your English listening skills with this video listening comprehension lesson for Intermediate English learners and IELTS Students. 

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Giant Summer Crossword Puzzle

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(All Levels) Online crossword puzzle about summer weather, sports and activities for English language learners and kids . Use the clues listed below the crossword puzzle to help you with the answers.

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Fourth of July Fireworks

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An intermediate English listening lesson about the American Independence Day tradition of holding firework displays.

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Tsisana Palmer 's curator insight, July 8, 8:13 AM

A great video to share with the students at this time of the year:)

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Football

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English lessons about football - learn English words for talking about soccer and popular football tournaments such as the UEFA Championship and The World Cup. Suitable for use in the classroom or self study. 

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 Not long to go now till the World Cup kicks off! Learn and practise football vocabulary with our free collection of lessons and games :-)
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Edinburgh Tourism

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The City of Edinburgh - a video listening comprehension exercise for English language learners. Watch a short video about tourism in Edinburgh, and complete a multiple choice quiz.

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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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World Environment Day (June 5)

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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, review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. 

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Tour De France

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Multiple choice reading comprehension activity, for Intermediate English language learners and IELTS students.

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Notting Hill Carnival (Aug 25-26)

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 The Notting Hill Carnival is a very famous London event, which takes place every August. The biggest street party in Europe... (Level: Pre-Intermediate and upwards)

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Memorial Day

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Free English lessons about Memorial Day - games, quizzes, exercises and printable worksheets for English language students at all levels of English.
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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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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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Useful reading practice, as we approach the end of the academic year and head into exam season!

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The Commonwealth Games

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A collection of interactive vocabulary activities to learn and practise English words for competitive sports that feature in the Commonwealth Games, for adult English beginners, elementary learners and kids.

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Songs To Learn English: Endless Summer

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Easy gap fill quiz on the song "Endless Summer" by Oceana, to learn and practise high frequency English vocabulary. 

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Giant Summer Word Search

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(All Levels) Find the the 40 words connected with summer in this fun Word search. All words go either across or down...

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Ramadan

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Online English lessons and games for learning about Ramadan. Learn English words related to Ramadan and practise your English.

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Tsisana Palmer 's curator insight, July 8, 8:17 AM

A great lesson to teach about Ramadan; includes handouts, spelling activities, quizzes, vocabulary list, and more. Share this cultural tradition and engage your students!

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The World's Greatest Superfan?

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A fun integrated skills lesson about a Brazilian football fan who is passionate about his country and his national team. Learn some useful new vocabulary, and then test what you have learnt with a gap fill quiz. Part of a free series of online lessons about football and other sporting activities.

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Canada Day (July 1)

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a medium difficulty online word search activity about Canada Day, for adult English language students and young learners. Can you find the twenty hidden words about Canada Day in this word search puzzle?
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See here for more free online quizzes about Canada for English language learners and kids: http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/canada.html

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World Oceans Day (June 8)

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A free online quiz for IELTS learners and advanced English students about sustainable fishing in Bali. Watch a short video and then complete an interactive listening comprehension exercise. Part of a free series of lessons on environmental issues for adult English language students and young learners.

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Friday The Thirteenth

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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.
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The Notting Hill Carnival

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Video listening activity for English language learners. Watch a short video about the Notting Hill Carnival, and complete a multiple choice quiz. (Level: Intermediate)

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The Edinburgh Festival

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English Listening Comprehension Exercise for Intermediate level English learners, about the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which takes place in August every year. Watch a video about the festival and then complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood.

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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 Mount St Helens Eruption

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This month in history - The Mount St Helen's volcano Eruption, on May 18, 1980. A listening activity for Intermediate English language learners and IELTS Students. Watch a short video about how the eruption affected the town of Spokane, and then complete an online listening quiz.

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