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Notting Hill Carnival (Aug 25-26)

Notting Hill Carnival (Aug 25-26) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

 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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Giant Summer Crossword Puzzle

Giant Summer Crossword Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

(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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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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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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Green Tourism in London

Green Tourism in London | 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, 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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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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Useful reading practice, as we approach the end of the academic year and head into exam season!

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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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International Women's Day (March 8)

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A lesson about International Women's Day for Intermediate English students.

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Black History Month: Martin Luther King Jnr.

Black History Month: Martin Luther King Jnr. | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Online activities and quizzes about the African American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.

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In The News: The Beatles

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Intermediate listening lesson for English students and young learners about the British pop group The Beatles, one of the most famous bands in the world.
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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, and The Beatles' historic trip to the USA.

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Songs To Learn English: Endless Summer

Songs To Learn English: Endless Summer | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

Giant Summer Word Search | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

(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

Ramadan | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

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The World's Greatest Superfan?

The World's Greatest Superfan? | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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 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 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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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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Consumer Rights Day (March 15)

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Know your consumer rights - buying online.  An online multiple choice test, to help English language students learn about UK consumer law and improve their listening skills.

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Black History Month

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Free online English activities and printable worksheets about famous people who have played an important role in Black History, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jnr., Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama.

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The History of Valentine's Day

The History of Valentine's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Watch a short video about the history of Valentine's Day and then complete a multiple choice listening quiz. 

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