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World Oceans Day (June 8)

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English Listening Comprehension activity about sustainable fishing projects in Bali, for IELTS learners and Advanced English students.

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World Oceans Day (June 8): Water Economics

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

A multiple choice reading comprehension, for Upper Intermediate English language learners and IELTS students about water economics.

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World Environment Day (June 5)

World Environment Day  (June 5) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An online word search activity to learn and practise words for talking about Environmental concerns, for adult English language learners and kids.

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Skyfall

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A gap listening fill quiz for English language students on the theme tune to the New James Bond Film Skyfall, to learn and practise using simple, high frequency English words.

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English Lessons and Quizzes About Tennis | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online

English Lessons and Quizzes About Tennis | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online games, quizzes and worksheets for English language learners about tennis and popular tennis tournaments and events.

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UK Local Government Elections

UK Local Government Elections | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free English quizzes and games about UK Elections and British Government and politics.

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Boeing Dreamliners Grounded

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Boeing Dreamliner. Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - 

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January Birthdays: Buzz Aldrin

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Online Reading Comprehension Quiz for Intermediate adult English language students and young learners on the Apollo 11 Mission.

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ESL Lesson on Whitney Houston

Breaking News English: News English Lessons: Free 13-Page ESL lesson plan on Whitney Houston - Handouts, online activity, mp3

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The EFL SMARTblog: New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan

The EFL SMARTblog: New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on 2013

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on 2013 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - 2013 - Handouts, online activity, mp3... current events.


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Leoxicon: Traditional end-of-year news quiz 2012

Leoxicon: Traditional end-of-year news quiz 2012 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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Upper-intermediate/advanced and lower intermediate lesson activities about 2012 events plus teacher's notes and ideas for using the quiz in class, by Leo Selivan.

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Celebrating Britpop!

Celebrating Britpop! | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Multiple choice quizzes and gap fills on a selection of well-known songs by popular British artists featured in the Olympic Games opening and closing Cermonies.

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World Environment Day - Recycling

World Environment Day - Recycling | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An ESL Word Search Quiz about Recycling. Practise your English vocabulary and spelling with this online wordsearch puzzle for English language students and young learners.

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Father's Day (June 16)

Father's Day (June 16) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free resources for teaching and learning about Father's Day. Activities include crosswords, word searches, reading and listening activities, and printable worksheets for adult English students and young learners.

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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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Martin Luther King

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Free online English activities about the African American civil rights leader, For Martin Luther King Day on January 21, 2013.

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Mardi Gras

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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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President's Day (Feb 18)

President's Day (Feb 18) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online lessons and printable worksheets about Barack Obama for elementary and intermediate level learners.

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Monthly topical news lessons

Monthly topical news lessons | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Onestopenglish | Topical news items with worksheets. Each worksheet contains vocabulary, speaking and grammar work as well as reading practice.

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Breaking News English

Breaking News English | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Topical lesson plans for teaching about current events, by Sean Banville - activities, podcasts and printables.

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Short Films on Topical Issues

Short Films on Topical Issues | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Schools World Service from the BBC and British Council | British Council Schools Online. These short films for both primary and secondary schools are designed to raise students' awareness of topical international stories and their effects on the lives of children. (with thanks to Graeme Hodgson for sharing)

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ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Mardi Gras

ESL Holiday Lesson plan on Mardi Gras. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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Happy New Year!- Read, listen and learn a little English!

Happy New Year!- Read, listen and learn a little English! | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Around the world, people celebrate the new year in some strange ways.  In Scotland, the first person to visit your home after the midnight bells is called the first foot.  If it’s a tall, dark man,...

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Online listening exercise about how to make and keep to New Year's resolutions, for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students.

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