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Free Lesson Resources for Teaching & Learning English
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The History of Halloween

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Listening Comprehension exercise for ESL students and young learners about the history of Halloween. Watch a short video about the history of Halloween and then complete a multiple choice quiz.

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Mexican Day Of The Dead

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English language lesson activities about El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, celebrated on 1 & 2 November.  resources include printable worksheets for vocabulary, reading and writing activities, and online games.

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European Day Of Languages

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Countries, nationalities and languages - English vocabulary word lists, online quizzes and lessons,  and free downloadable ESL worksheets.

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ESOL Courses Newsletter, Aug 2013

ESOL Courses Newsletter, Aug 2013 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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Free topical English teaching resources, and online English quizzes and games for self-study.  Click on the text and image hyperlinks within the newsletter to visit our website and browse the lessons.

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August Birthdays: Barack Obama

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Free Lesson activities about President Barack Obama  for English language learners - reading comprehension quiz, gap fill exercise and printable worksheets...

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August Events: R.I.P. Marilyn Monroe

August Events: R.I.P. Marilyn Monroe | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

(Level: Intermediate and upwards) Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was a famous Hollywood actor, singer and model...

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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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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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Learn English With Songs: Summertime

Learn English With Songs: Summertime | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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Happy birthday to Nelson Mandela, who turns 95 on July 18, 2013!

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ESOL Courses Newsletter, July 2013

ESOL Courses Newsletter, July 2013 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Featured lessons on esolcourses.com for July 2013 - includes quizzes on Canada Day, American Independence Day, Wimbledon, Ramadan and the Mongolian Olympics.

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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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Halloween (October 31)

Halloween (October 31) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online lessons about Halloween, and Halloween exercises for adult English language learners, elementary ESL students and kids - resources include picture vocabulary word banks and word lists with definitions, reading, listening, and spelling

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Vegetarian Awareness Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

How to Make Kadhai Paneer, a traditional Indian vegetarian dish. Listening lesson for Intermediate and Advanced English language learners.

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World Food Day (Oct 16)

World Food Day (Oct 16) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English lessons about food and drink - learn English words for food and drink and try our free online word games and matching quizzes.
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The New British Royal Baby

The New British Royal Baby | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An easy vocabulary and reading lesson for English language learners and kids about the birth of Britain's new royal baby. Read a simple text about the baby son of British Prince William and his wife Kate, and complete a follow-on multple choice quiz.

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Muslim Festivals - Eid

Muslim Festivals - Eid | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Online lessons and teaching materials for English language students and young learners. Learn English words related to The Muslim Festival of Eid, and practise your English with free online tests and activities.

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Elvis Week (Aug 10-17)

Elvis Week (Aug 10-17) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An English reading activity about Elvis Presley, (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)  for adult learners and teens.

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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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August birthdays: Louis Armstrong

August birthdays: Louis Armstrong | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

(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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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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Learning English - Words in the News - Turkey protests

Learning English - Words in the News - Turkey protests | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Protesters and police clash in Turkey overnight as anti-government protests continue into their fourth day. Words in the News: 3 June 2013 (RT @efladvanced: Protesters and police clash in Turkey overnight as anti-government protests continue...
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World Environment Day: Earth Song

World Environment Day: Earth Song | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

 Learn and practise vocabulary for talking about green issues and the environment, with this online gap fill quiz on the song "Earth Song", By Michael Jackson.

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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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