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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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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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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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March Birthdays - Einstein

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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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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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Anzac Day (April 25) - Word Search

Anzac Day (April 25) - Word Search | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A Medium difficulty online word search puzzle about Anzac Day (April 25) a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during the First World War.

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The Beltane Fire Festival

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Springtime

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Free English lessons , online activities and printable worksheets about spring weather, festivals and events.

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Saint George's Day

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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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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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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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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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