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Featured Lessons - Hogmanay

Featured Lessons - Hogmanay | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free topic based worksheets, games and lesson activities for adult English language learners and kids about Scottish New Year customs and traditions.

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Burns Night (January 25)

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Reading text, for an ESL lesson about Burns Night, the Scottish festival that celebrates the birth of poet Robert Burns, adult Pre-Intermediate English language students and above. Suitable for classroom use or self study at home.
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Read about the Scottish poet Robert Burns & then click on the link below to to practise some simple vocabulary from the article: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/scotland/burns-night/gap-fill.html

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Thanksgiving Lesson Resources

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Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, and Intermediate English lessons and games - vocabulary, quizzes and worksheets for adult English language learners and kids.

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Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie

Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Upper Intermediate English listening exercise about making pumpkin pie, for adult ESL learners and children.

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Independence Day | Reading and Vocabulary Lesson | Learn English | ESOL Courses

Independence Day | Reading and Vocabulary Lesson | Learn English | ESOL Courses | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A mobile-friendly Elementary English Lesson about Independence 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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How To Improve Your Study Habits

How To Improve Your Study Habits | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An integrated skills lesson for English language learners about how to make homework less work, and manage your time better.
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Activities to help learners manage their study skills effectively, and help them hit the ground running at the start of a new school year! Includes tutor notes and worksheets.

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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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Memorial Day

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A Memorial Day reading lesson for adult esl students and young learners. Read a simple text about Memorial Day, complete a multiple choice quiz, and revise some useful vocabulary. Part of a free series of English lessons about people, places, festivals, and culture. Browse our site for many more free lesson materials, quizzes and games for English language students all levels. (image credit: whitehouse.gov)

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Countdown To Christmas

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Count down the days to Christmas with our fun, free online calendar. Check back every day for a new free English activity in the days leading up to Christmas. Part of a free collection of Christmas themed lessons, games and quizzes for English language students.

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Autumn Festivals and Holidays

Autumn Festivals and Holidays | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online quizzes games and worksheets for teaching about Autumn Festivals and Holidays. Suitable for adult learners and kids at all levels of English.

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Black History Month: Rosa Parks

Black History Month: Rosa Parks | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

an Intermediate English lesson about Rosa Parks and The Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Back to School: Health and Safety

Back to School: Health and Safety | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Essential word lists and safety drills relating to health and safety in college, the workplace, and everyday life. Vocabulary lists and quizzes for English language learners from beginner level upwards, and printable worksheets and other lesson resources for teachers. Includes materials on firework safety.

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English Expressions: Giving Up

English Expressions: Giving Up | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Integrated skills lesson about the benefits of quitting smoking, with a dictionary skills activity plus worksheet, and a gap fill reading and writing exercise.

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All About Pumpkins!

All About Pumpkins! | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Reading and listening exercise for adult English language students, young learners, and children. Watch a fun video, and read and learn some interesting and unusual facts about pumpkins.

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Volunteer Day (Dec 3)

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History of The Peace Corps. Online writing activity, for Pre-Intermediate English language students and above about the history of the Peace Corps. Complete an online gap fill to practise using words for talking about jobs and voluntary work experience.

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World Oceans Day (June 8)

World Oceans Day (June 8) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An Intermediate English listening lesson about the Pacific Trash Vortex.

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What are the ways in which we can improve this major problem?

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Landon Conner's curator insight, December 3, 2015 10:05 AM

The trash vortex is a major issue on our planet. Not only to the animals getting caught and dying in this trash but for the people that make this trash. If trash like this continues to grow, pollution will increase more and more! Our society needs to to abide by the 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). And by this, we can get our planet back into the right shape! LDC

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Back to College

Back to College | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Test your English listening skills with this multiple choice video activity for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students.

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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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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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The UK General Election

The UK General Election | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
ESL reading comprehension quiz for intermediate level English learners - read a text about General Elections in the United Kingdom, and then test how much you have understood by completing a multiple choice online quiz. Part of a free series of lessons about life in the UK for ESOL learners and other English language students. Browse the menus on our site for many more activities, games, quizzes for adult learners and kids, and free printable worksheets and lesson materials for English language teachers.
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November Birthdays: Jimi Hendrix

November Birthdays: Jimi Hendrix | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Intermediate listening comprehension for English language students about the iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix (27/11/1942- 18/9/1970).

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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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