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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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The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Tournament

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Tournament | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Free online games, quizzes and printables for adult English language learners and kids about tennis and popular tennis tournaments and events such as the French Open and the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. Browse our site for many more free quizzes and activities for English learners at all levels.
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World Cup Countries - Word Search Puzzle

World Cup Countries - Word Search Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An online word search puzzle to learn and practise spelling English words for countries competing in the World Cup tournament. Choose a level and find the hidden words connected with World Cup teams in the puzzle grid.
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Learn English With Football Songs - Wavin' Flag By K'naan

Learn English With Football Songs - Wavin' Flag By K'naan | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An online English quiz on the World Cup theme tune Wavin' Flag, by K'naan. Practise your listening skills with this free online English quiz. Listen to the song and fill in the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words. Part of a free series of English lessons designed to help teach and learn English through listening to songs.
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The World Cup - ESL Crossword Puzzle

The World Cup - ESL Crossword Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A simple crossword puzzle activity for adult esl students and young learners about football and the FIFA World Cup. Use the clues to solve the crossword puzzle, and type in the words to complete the crossword. Browse the menus on our website for literacy and numeracy quizzes on the World Cup and football and thousands of other free online lessons on a wide range of topics.

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How to Celebrate The Summer Solstice

How to Celebrate The Summer Solstice | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A multiple choice listening comprehension about the summer solstice, for upper intermediate English language students and young learners. Part of a free series of online listening lessons for English students on a wide range of different topics. Suitable for self study or classroom use. Watch a short video about celebrating the summer solstice, and then complete an interactive multiple choice quiz.
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Ramadan - English Teaching and Learning Resources

Ramadan - English Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Online lessons and games for Ramadan - listening, reading, vocabulary, gap fills and printables. Learn English words related to Ramadan and practise your English with free online tests and activities. Browse our site for 100's more free English exercises for English learners at all levels and lesson resources for ELT.
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Intermediate English Reading - The BAFTA Awards

Intermediate English Reading - The BAFTA Awards | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate English Reading Comprehension Exercise about the British Film and Television Awards, which take place in February each year. A free online English reading activity for English language learners and IELTS students. Practise scanning for information by reading a text about the BAFTA awards.
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St George and The Dragon - Elementary Graded Reader

St George and The Dragon - Elementary Graded Reader | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A simple English reading activity for adult English students and young learners. Read an easy version of the story of St George and The Dragon. Browse our site for many more quizzes and activities on festivals and celebrations, free teaching resources and free online English courses for classroom use or self-study.
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Learn About Life in The UK - April Fool's Day

Learn About Life in The UK - April Fool's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A reading and vocabulary lesson about April Fool's Day, a light-hearted tradition which involves playing tricks on people. Read about April Fool's Day, learn the difference between the words fun and funny, and guess if some newspaper headlines about April Fool's pranks are true or false. Part of a free series of online lessons about British life and culture designed to help people practise their English and prepare for the Life in the UK Citizenship test.
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Mother's Day - ELT Teaching and Learning Resources

Mother's Day - ELT Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English exercises about Mother's Day, for adult English students and young learners at all levels of English. Activities include crosswords, word search puzzles, vocabulary activities, and printables. Suitable for classroom use or self-study at home. Browse our site menus for many more free online activities for English students and time saving classroom resources for busy teachers.
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Reading for Information - St David's Day

Reading for Information - St David's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An easy English graded reader about Saint David's Day, for adult ESOL students and elementary English learners. Browse our site for many more quizzes and activities on festivals and celebrations, teaching resources, and free English language courses.
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Elementary English Reading - Pancake Tuesday

Elementary English Reading - Pancake Tuesday | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A simple English reading activity about Pancake Tuesday for adult EFL students and young learners. Browse our site for many more quizzes and activities on festivals and celebrations, teaching resources, and free English language courses.
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Intermediate English - Friday The Thirteenth

Intermediate English - Friday The Thirteenth | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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. 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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Summer - ESL Teaching and Learning Resources

Summer - ESL Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English quizzes and games about summer weather, holidays, clothing and activities. Includes online reading, writing and listening exercises, word games and puzzles, vocabulary lessons and quizzes, and printable worksheets. Suitable for classroom use or self study. Part of a comprehensive free collection of resources designed for teaching and learning English at all levels.
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The World Cup - ESL Crossword Puzzle

The World Cup - ESL Crossword Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A simple crossword puzzle activity for adult esl students and young learners about football and the FIFA World Cup. Use the clues to solve the crossword puzzle, and type in the words to complete the crossword. Browse the menus on our website for literacy and numeracy quizzes on the World Cup and football and thousands of other free online lessons on a wide range of topics.

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Intermediate English - The History of the World Cup

Intermediate English - The History of the World Cup | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An integrated skills lesson about the growth and history of the World Cup football tournament. Learn some new words, watch a short video clip and complete a multiple choice quiz. Part of a free series of lessons for English learners about sport. Browse our site for many more free English teaching and learning resources, self-study lessons, and games.
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Advanced English Listening  - London History Day

Advanced English Listening  - London History Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An Upper Intermediate English listening quiz about the history of the City of London. Watch a short video, and then complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Suitable for classroom use or self-study. Learn about life in the UK and improve your English with free lessons about life in the United Kingdom.
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Elementary English Reading - Ramadan

Elementary English Reading - Ramadan | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Read about the Muslim festival of Ramadan. A simple online reading activity, for adult English language students and young learners. Part of a free series of online English lessons about world culture, festivals, and celebrations. Browse the menus on our site for for more English quizzes and hundreds of other free online activities, quizzes and games, worksheets, and TEFL teaching resources.
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Today in History: Michael Jackson (RIP 25 6 2009)

Today in History: Michael Jackson (RIP 25 6 2009) | 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 - Mother's Day

Elementary English Reading - Mother's Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A very simple English reading activity about Mothering Sunday for adult English students and young learners. Read a short text and complete a follow-on quiz. Includes audio. Part of a series of free online lessons for teaching and learning about festivals, holidays and special days.
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Friday The Thirteenth Superstitions

Friday The Thirteenth Superstitions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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. 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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Word Water Day (March 22)

Word Water Day (March 22) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A multiple choice reading skills test about water economics for Upper Intermediate and advanced English language learners and IELTS students. Scan an infographic to find the answers to a series of challenging questions. Part of a comprehensive collection of quizzes and activities for IELTS students and other English learners at all levels of English.
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Saint Patrick's Day - Elementary English Reading Lesson

Saint Patrick's Day - Elementary English Reading Lesson | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An easy English graded reader about Saint Patrick's Day, for adult ESOL learners and elementary English students. Practise your reading skills, and learn about how Irish people celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in different countries around the world.
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Extreme Winter Weather - Britain's Big Freeze

Extreme Winter Weather - Britain's Big Freeze | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate ESL video listening exercise about extreme winter weather conditions causing chaos and disruption across the UK. Watch the video, and then do a multiple choice quiz. Browse our site for many more free English language lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets for English language students and young learners.
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