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Christmas Songs To Learn English - It Must Be Santa

Christmas Songs To Learn English - It Must Be Santa | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
“A Pre-Intermediate multiple choice quiz on the song It Must Be Santa, by Bob Dylan. Practise your English vocabulary and listening skills with our free quizzes featuring songs by popular bands and singers. Part of a free series of lessons for teaching and learning English by listening to popular songs. ”
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Learn English With Songs - All I Want For Christmas

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“An easy multiple choice listening quiz for elementary and pre-intermediate English learners on the popular song All I want for Christmas, by Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. Watch and listen to a video of the song, and then choose the answer you think is correct to complete the gaps in the lyrics. A more challenging gap fill on the song which uses a different set of words is also available for more advanced students.”
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Diwali - Free Teaching and Learning Resources

Diwali - Free Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Online English Lessons and resources for teaching about the Diwali Festival of Lights. Includes reading and writing exercises, vocabulary quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, gap fills and printable worksheets.
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Day Of The Dead

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English language lessons, quizzes and worksheets about El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead festival celebrated on November 1-2 every year in Mexico. Part of a free online series of English lessons about festivals around the world.

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Halloween Vocabulary Word List, With Definitions

Halloween Vocabulary Word List, With Definitions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Useful English vocabulary for talking about Halloween, for adult English language students, young learners and children. A comprehensive Halloween vocabulary word list, with clear and simple definitions explaining the meaning of nouns, verbs and adjectives connected with Halloween. Part of a free series of online English lessons about festivals and celebrations suiteable for self study, or for classroom use with tutor support. Click on the menu links for free Halloween exercises suitable for English learners at all levels, plus related quizzes.
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Learn English With Halloween Songs - The Monster Mash

Learn English With Halloween Songs - The Monster Mash | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A grammar and listening lesson on the popular Halloween song Monster Mash. Suitable for teaching adult ESL students and young learners. Video listening exercise on the song Monster Mash, by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers. Practise using past tense grammar forms. Listen to the song and fill in the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing verbs. Browse our site for more free songs, language lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets for adult English language students & young learners at all levels.
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Mexican Day of The Dead

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An English reading comprehension exercise about The Mexican Day of The Dead (El Día de Los Muertos) for pre-intermediate esl students. Part of a free online English lesson about this fun happy festival which includes a multiple choice quiz, mixed level practice activities, and word games.
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The Great North Run (September 9)

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An integrated skills lesson about the Great North Run, a popular UK road race which takes place every September http://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/newcastle/the-great-north-run.html

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Mexican Independence Day (September 16)

Mexican Independence Day (September 16) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Mexican Independence Day is Celebrated on September 16. Practise spelling English words connected with Mexican Independence Day, with this online word search puzzle.

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Autumn - TEFL Teaching and Learning Resources

Autumn - TEFL Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English quizzes and games about autumn weather, harvest festivals and holidays, activities and events - includes online reading, writing and listening lessons, quizzes, puzzles, songs, printable worksheets and teaching resources. Suitable for classroom use or self study.
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Intermediate English Listening - Michael Jackson

Intermediate English Listening - Michael Jackson | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An intermediate listening lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the famous singer Michael Jackson. Practise your listening skills by watching a video about Michael Jackson's life and music, and completing a multiple choice online quiz.
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Elementary English Reading - Bastille Day

Elementary English Reading - Bastille Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Learn about Bastille Day, France's national day celebrated on The 14th of July. Part of a free online lesson for English language learners about using the high frequency prepositions of time and place in, on and at.
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Upper Intermediate English - The Northern Lights

Upper Intermediate English - The Northern Lights | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
“A listening and vocabulary lesson about the northern lights for adult English language learners and IELTS students. Activities include speaking and listening practice, and a vocabulary and grammar review.”
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Listening For Information - Houseblinging

Listening For Information - Houseblinging | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
“A lesson about houseblinging (extreme Christmas lighting) for adult English language students and young learners, with related vocabulary, a dictionary skills activity, and a short video to illustrate ways of using the word in context. Browse our site for many more free online English word games, vocabulary quizzes, lesson activities and worksheets for learners at all levels of English, and free lesson resources for ELT and literacy tutors. ”
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English Vocabulary for Autumn

English Vocabulary for Autumn | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
British English vocabulary - a list of high frequency English words with pictures, to learn and practise vocabulary for talking about autumn.
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Elementary English - Bonfire Night

Elementary English - Bonfire Night | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An Elementary English lesson about Bonfire Night. Part of a free online series of English lessons for adult ESOL learners and children about life in the UK, and British cultural celebrations and festivals. Browse our site for many more free lesson materials and quizzes for English language students and young learners at all levels.
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Learn English With Songs - Boris The Spider, by The Who

Learn English With Songs - Boris The Spider, by The Who | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An easy English grammar gap fill quiz for elementary English language students and upwards, on the song Boris The Spider, by The Who. Watch this fun video and listen to the song. Use the words from the word box to complete the lyrics, by typing in the missing prepositions. Part of a free online series of listening lessons designed to learn and practise English by listening to popular songs.
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All About Pumpkins - ESL Factfile

All About Pumpkins - ESL Factfile | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A reading and listening exercise for adult English language students, young learners, and children. learn some interesting and unusual facts about pumpkins and practise your reading skills. Part of a free series of English lessons for adult ESL students and kids about celebrations, festivals, and holidays around the world. Learn about other cultures and improve your English with our fun online quizzes, lessons, and games.
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Halloween - ESL Word Search Puzzle

Halloween - ESL Word Search Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Free online word games for teaching and learning English. Updated weekly.
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Reading for Information - Thanksgiving

Reading for Information - Thanksgiving | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An Elementary English lesson about Thanksgiving for adult EFL students and young learners. Read a simple graded text and complete a multiple choice quiz. Includes audio and follow-on activities.

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Thanksgiving Lesson Resources

Thanksgiving Lesson Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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

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 Skyscraper Day (September 3)

 Skyscraper Day (September 3) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A visual English lesson about skyscrapers, for adult English language learners and general English students. Features a multiple choice grammar quiz with an answers and feedback. Suitable for use in a flipped or conventional classroom awtting.
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Pre-Intermediate English - September Festivals, Anniversaries and Events

Pre-Intermediate English - September Festivals, Anniversaries and Events | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An intergrated skills lesson about the month of September for adult English language students and young learners, with vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing activities and conversation questions. Practise using prepositions of time, including in/on/at, to talk about things that happen in the month of September.
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The Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A reading and vocabulary lesson for English language students about The Notting Hill Carnival, a popular London event which is held in the United Kingdom every year over the August bank holiday weekend. Learn about London's famous multicultural Notting Hill Carnival and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of online lessons for English students about Life in the UK and British people, places and events.
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