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Free Lesson Resources for Teaching & Learning English
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Black Music Month: Aretha Franklin

Black Music Month: Aretha Franklin | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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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)

April Fool's Day (April 1) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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Earth Day - Green Tourism

Earth Day - Green Tourism | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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, learn and review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. Practise your English with our free series of online lessons about British life, history, places and people.
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Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets

Saint George's Day - Lesson Activities, Quizzes and Worksheets | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free ESL teaching materials and lesson activities for English language learners about the legend of St George, and St George's Day. 

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The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Black Music Month: Stevie Wonder

Black Music Month: Stevie Wonder | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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Naadam - The Mongolian Olympics

Naadam - The Mongolian Olympics | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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

Carnivals and Fiestas | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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?

How Does a General Election Work? | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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

The National Cherry Blossom Festival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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Saint George's Day

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

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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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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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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Spring and May Day

Spring and May Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free English lessons and activities about spring weather, festivals and events. Includes vocabulary and grammar quizzes, word lists, online quizzes, games, free printable worksheets for adult English students & young learners at all levels, and free lesson materials for English language tutors and literacy teachers.

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