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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 11:05 AM

Thank you for sharing.

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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How To Celebrate The Summer Solstice

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A multiple choice listening comprehension about the summer solstice for upper intermediate English language students and young learners. Part of a free series of online listening lessons for English students on a wide range of different topics. Suitable for self study or classroom use. Watch a short video about celebrating the summer solstice, and then complete an interactive multiple choice quiz. Browse our site for many more worksheets and quizzes, teaching resources and free English language lesson activities for learners at all levels of English.
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Edward Russell's curator insight, June 20, 5:11 AM
nice materials (free) from See Lyon-Jones on the topical / seasonal summer solstice theme
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, June 21, 3:28 AM
Thanks for sharing this, Ed! :-)
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Ramadan

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Online lessons and games for Ramadan. Resources include listening, reading, vocabulary, gap fills and printables. Learn English words related to Ramadan and practise your English with free online tests and activities.

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Gwyneth Pocock's curator insight, June 12, 2015 3:58 AM

Fab, I will take a look. X

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Learn English With Songs: Summertime

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Pre-Intermediate gap fill listening activity on the song Summertime. Listen to the song and complete in the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words.

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Black Music Month: Stevie Wonder

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Gap fill listening exercise on the song "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words.

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English Lessons and Quizzes About Tennis | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online

English Lessons and Quizzes About Tennis | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online games, quizzes and worksheets for English language learners about tennis and popular tennis tournaments and events.

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Bastille Day

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Free online English activities and printable worksheets about Bastille Day, France, French culture, festivals and celebrations, for English language learners and kids.

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Apollo 11

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A multiple choice  video listening activity for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students.

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August Birthdays: Whitney Houston

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English Listening comprehension exercise on the popular song "I Will Always Love You", by Whitney Houston, to practise using high frequency English verbs. Watch the video, and then use the words in the word box to complete the lyrics.

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August birthdays: Louis Armstrong

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(Level: Pre-Intermediate and upwards) Video gap fill on the song What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong, to practise listening skills and using English adjectives.

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The 2017 General Election

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Free online resources for teaching and learning about registering to vote, general elections and British Government and politics

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The London Marathon

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An online integrated skills lesson about the London Marathon, a popular road race which takes place in London every year. Watch a short video clip, review some useful vocabulary, and complete an online quiz to test how much you have understood. Browse our site for more ESOL resources for teaching and learning about life in the UK.

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The History of Easter

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An interactive video listening activity about the history of Easter, for adult ESL students and young learners. Watch a short video about the history of Easter and then complete a multiple choice quiz. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.
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April Fool's Day (April 1)

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A reading and vocabulary lesson about April Fool's Day, a light-hearted tradition which involves playing tricks on people. Read about April Fool's Day, learn the difference between the words fun and funny, and guess if some newspaper headlines about April Fool's pranks are true or false. Part of a free series of online lessons about British life and culture designed to help people practise their English and prepare for the Life in the UK Citizenship test.

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Rock Festivals

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An online word search puzzle about rock festivals. Find the words connected with music festivals in this word search for adults and young learners.  All the words are either across or down.

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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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Black Music Month: Aretha Franklin

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Practise English prepositions with this simple grammar gap fill quiz for English language students, featuring the popular song "Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves", by Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox.

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July Birthdays: Nelson Mandela

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Intermediate ESL video quiz about Nelson Mandela's life and achievements. Watch a short biographical video about Nelson Mandela, and then complete an online multiple choice test. (image credit: http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/ via Wikipedia)

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US Independence Day

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Activities and games about the Fourth of July, and other holidays and special days celebrated in the USA.

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The Tour De France

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Intermediate vocabulary and listening lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the Tour De France, the world's most famous cycling tournament.
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Naadam - The Mongolian Olympics

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English listening comprehension test and printable worksheets about the Mongolian Olympics, which take place every July. Learn English by watching this video about Naadam. More free English activities, exercises and games can be found by exploring the menus.
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Carnivals and Fiestas

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Online lessons and teaching materials for learning about carnivals and fiestas around the world, for English language students and young learners, including the Notting Hill Carnival in August and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in February.

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Aviation Day (Aug 19)

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An Intermediate listening quiz and follow on activities about the famous aviator Amelia Earhart and the mystery that surrounds her disappearance during her last flight: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/history/amelia-earhart/amelia-earhart-listening-quiz.html

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Voting in UK General Elections

Voting in UK General Elections | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Learn some useful English words to talk about voting in UK general elections and other aspects of British government and politics. A comprehensive word list with clear and simple definitions, for adult ESOL learners and general English students. Part of a comprehensive collection of free study materials for teaching and learning about various aspects of life in the UK
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How Does a General Election Work?

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An integrated skills lesson for adult English language students and young learners about general elections in the United Kingdom. Learn some useful vocabulary to talk about voting and elections, and practise your English reading and listening skills. Suitable for classroom use or self-study at home.
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The National Cherry Blossom Festival

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An online reading and vocabulary lesson about the Cherry Blossom Festival, for upper intermediate English students and IELTS learners. Learn about the history of the famous Washington D.C. cherry trees, practice and revise some useful vocabulary, and practise your reading skills.

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