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Predicting British Summer Weather

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A listening comprehension activity for adult English language students and young learners on the topic of weather predictions. Watch a short video clip about weather predictions for England in the summer, and then complete an online listening comprehension test. Part of a free series of mobile friendly online listening activities that are suitable for classroom use or self-study.
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Extreme Winter Weather

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Intermediate video listening exercise for English learners about extreme winter weather conditions causing chaos and disruption across the UK. Watch the video, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, January 20, 2013 7:28 PM

May be useful if you are planning to cover the 'snowpocalypse' in class!' :-)

 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 14, 2013 4:33 PM
Very useful for the class.
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, May 15, 2013 9:14 AM
Thank you!
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Happy New Year, By Abba

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Grammar gap fill activity for adult English language learners & kids on the song "Happy New Year" by Abba. Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing verbs.

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Black History Month: Rosa Parks

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an Intermediate English lesson about Rosa Parks and The Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Christmas Shopping

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Free online lesson activities, worksheets, game templates and teaching resources, on the theme of Christmas shopping, for adult English language learners and kids.

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Winter Weather, Clothes, & Sports

Quizzes for English language learners about winter weather, clothes and activities - online reading, writing and listening exercises, puzzles, quizzes, printable worksheets and teaching resources.

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Christmas Plans - Conversation Questions

Christmas Plans - Conversation Questions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Interactive ESL conversation activity for English language learners & kids. Optimised for displaying on the IWB. Practise using future tenses by talking about plans for over the festive season.
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Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie

Holiday History - Pumpkin Pie | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Upper Intermediate English listening exercise about making pumpkin pie, for adult ESL learners and children.

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How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

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An Intermediate video listening quiz, for ESL students. Watch a short instructional video about how to cook the perfect turkey, and then complete a multiple choice listening comprehension test.

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Featured Topics: The Berlin Wall

Featured Topics: The Berlin Wall | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery - intermediate lesson activities to mark the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

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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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Vegetarian Awareness Month

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

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An online reading and vocabulary lesson about the Cherry Blossom Festival, for upper intermediate English students and IELTS learners. Learn about the history of the famous Washington D.C. cherry trees, practice and revise some useful vocabulary, and practise your reading skills.

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Celebrating The New Year

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English Lesson activities about New Year Celebrations around the World - lesson resources, online quizzes, word searches, crosswords, worksheets and more...

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White Christmas, by Lady Gaga

White Christmas, by Lady Gaga | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

 Going GaGa at Christmas! An easy English Gap fill quiz on the song White Christmas, by Lady Gaga. Listen to the song and use the words in the word box to complete the gaps in the lyrics.

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St Andrew's Day - November 30

St Andrew's Day - November 30 | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Reading and listening lesson about St Andrew's Day and the life of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. Browse the menu for more lesson activities about Scotland and other important Scottish festivals such as Hogmanay and Burns Night.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:05 AM

Thank you for sharing.

In Poland, Andrzejki, or St. Andrew's Eve is observed on the night of November 29th (St. Andrew's Day is on the 30th of November). This tradition has its roots in the past and is focused on superstitions and fortune telling. Poles who take part in Andrzejki rituals do so for fun rather than to gain insight into their futures, but for those traveling to Poland or those who are interested in Polish culture, the traditions are worth knowing about.

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Giant List of Free Christmas Resources

Giant List of Free Christmas Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Links to free Christmas lesson plans for teaching adults and kids, online games and quizzes, reading and listening activities, printable Christmas worksheets, IWB resources, and more!

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Christmas - Past Tense Conversation Questions

Christmas - Past Tense Conversation Questions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Interactive ESL conversation activity, for learners to practise using past tense forms by talking about what they did over the festive season last Christmas. Optimised for displaying on the IWB.

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Christmas Shopping - Conversation Questions

Christmas Shopping - Conversation Questions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Interactive ESL conversation questions about Christmas shopping for English language learners & kids. Optimised for displaying on the IWB. Click on the New Question button to load another random question.
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Christmas - ELT Teaching Resources

Christmas - ELT Teaching Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free Christmas English Lesson activities and teaching resources for English language students and young learners at all levels of English - vocabulary, quizzes, songs and worksheets,  and classroom resources for ELT teachers.

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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An integrated skills lesson about the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York, for Intermediate English language learners and above. Reading, writing, listening and vocabulary activities, with follow-on questions and suggestions for further tasks.

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Bonfire Night (November 5)

Bonfire Night (November 5) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free lessons, online games and printable worksheets for adult learners and kids at all levels of English - vocabulary, reading, worksheets, spelling and grammar activities, word games and quizzes.

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Protests Against Big Business Spread in US

Protests Against Big Business Spread in US | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

The movement began last month with the launch of Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York | IN THE NEWS....

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