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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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Intermediate English Listening - Diwali

Intermediate English Listening - Diwali | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A listening and vocabulary lesson for Intermediate English students, to learn about the Diwali Festival, practise general listening skills, and build vocabulary for talking about culture and personal experiences. Part of a free series of lessons about world festivals and celebrations for teaching and learning English..
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Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival of Lights | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An easy English graded reader about the Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali. Read about the Diwali festival and complete a series of activities. Part of a free collection of puzzles, quizzes and printable worksheets about the Diwali festival for adult English learners and children. Suitable for classroom use or self-study. Free printable worksheets are also available.
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Autumn Festivals and Celebrations

Autumn Festivals and Celebrations | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Autumn Festivals - teaching and learning resources about cultural and religious festivals and celebrations that take place in the autumn - includes word lists, quizzes, mobile friendly games and self-study lessons, plus free classroom resources for English language teachers. Part of a free series of lessons about cultural celebrations, festivals, holidays and other festive events celebrated around the world.

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Autumn - Teaching and Learning Resources

Autumn - Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English quizzes and games about autumn weather, harvest festivals and holidays, activities and events - online reading, writing and listening lessons, quizzes, puzzles, songs, printable worksheets and teaching resources. Suitable for classroom use or self study. Browse the menus for many more free English lessons online for English language students, young learners & kids.
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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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World Vegetarian Day (Oct 1) - How To Make Veg Curry

World Vegetarian Day (Oct 1) - How To Make Veg Curry | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An integrated skills lesson for Intermediate English language learners and IELTS students. Watch a short video about how to make Kadhai Paneer vegetable curry, a popular Indian vegetarian dish, and then complete a listening comprehension quiz and a vocabulary activity to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of English listening lessons for Intermediate English learners and IELTS students.

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The Northern Lights

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A listening and vocabulary lesson about the northern lights for adult English language learners, IELTS students, and teens. Activities include speaking and listening practice, and a vocabulary and grammar review.

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May be useful if you are looking for topical ideas to use in class.

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The Great North Run (September 9)

The Great North Run (September 9) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A reading skills activity for English language students about The Great North Run Marathon road race. Skim read and scan a short factual text for specific information and complete some follow-on activities to test how much you have understood. Part of a free online series of lessons for English language learners about life in the UK, British culture, festivals and popular UK Sporting events.
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Intermediate English - Hurricanes

Intermediate English - Hurricanes | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A listening and vocabulary lesson about hurricanes for English language learners, with example sentences and a listening and writing activity to illustrate how to use 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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August birthdays: Alfred Hitchcock

August birthdays: Alfred Hitchcock | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English listening comprehension exercise about the famous British film director Alfred Hitchcock, to practise your English listening skills. Watch a short video about Hitchcock and the restoration of some of his silent movies, and then complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of online lessons for English language students about famous people and events.
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In The News: The World Dog Surfing Championships

In The News: The World Dog Surfing Championships | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A fun online English listening lesson about a dog surfing contest. Watch a short video clip about surfing dogs, review some useful vocabulary, and complete an quiz with built in feedback. Browse our site for more free TEFL resources for teaching English students at all levels.
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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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Wimbledon Tennis

Wimbledon Tennis | 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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Halloween Teaching and Learning Resources

Halloween Teaching and Learning Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free online Halloween teaching and learning resources. Activities include picture vocabulary word banks and word lists with definitions, reading, listening, spelling and matching exercises, crossword puzzles, gap fill quizzes, word games,  and printable worksheets.  British English and American English versions of beginner level activities are provided.

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The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Listening Comprehension exercise for adult 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. A free printable worksheet to accompany this quiz is also available.

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Learn English With Songs - Superstition, by Stevie Wonder

Learn English With Songs - Superstition, by Stevie Wonder | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
ESL gap fill exercise on the song Superstition by Stevie Wonder, to help adult English learners and kids practise their English listening skills. Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words. Browse our site for more free song quizzes, free English lessons, and games for esl students at all levels of English, plus free printables and lesson ideas for English language teachers.
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Pre-Intermediate English - American Superstitions

Pre-Intermediate English - American Superstitions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A mobile friendly mini English listening lesson about popular American superstitions, for pre-intermediate adult English students and young learners. Listen to the story, read the transcript, and complete a self-marking multiple choice test. Suitable for use in class or self-study between lessons.
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The Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A mobile friendly English listening lesson about the Harvest Moon, for pre-intermediate adult English students and young learners. Listen and read the transcript, and then complete a self-marking online quiz with feedback. Suitable for classroom use or self-access between lessons.

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World Tourism Day (Sept 27)

World Tourism Day (Sept 27) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
This free interactive lesson about environmentally friendly ways to explore England's capital city is designed to help advanced English learners improve their vocabulary, practise their listening skills, and prepare for the Life in The UK Citizenship Test. Watch a short video about green tourism in London, learn and review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. Practise your English with our free series of mobile friendly online lessons about British life, history, places and people.
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As this year's theme for World Tourism Day is sustainable tourism, I thought this lesson about environmentally friendly city breaks in London might come in useful! 

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September Festivals and Events

September Festivals and Events | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An intergrated skills lesson about the month of September for English language learners, with vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing activities, and conversation questions. practise using prepositions of time, including in/on/at, to talk about festivals and events that happen in the month of September.
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September birthdays: Beyonce (Sept 4)

September birthdays: Beyonce (Sept 4) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An English listening comprehension exercise about the popular African American R & B singer Beyonce, to practise general English listening skills and predicting words from context. Watch a music video, and then complete a multiple choice listening quiz. Part of a free series of online listening activities designed to learn and practise English by listening to short video clips about famous people and pop culture. Browse our site for hundreds of free English language lessons, games, and teaching materials for ELT and literacy teachers.
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Elvis Presley - Intermediate English Listening

Elvis Presley - Intermediate English Listening | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate listening lesson for adult English students and young learners about the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Watch a short biographical video about Elvis, and then complete an online quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a comprehensive collection of online resources for teaching and learning English.
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Elvis Week (11 - 18 August)

Elvis Week (11 - 18 August) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An English reading lesson about Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll, for adult English students and teens. Part of a free online integrated skills lesson for English learners about the world's first rock star. Suitable for classroom use or self study. Browse our site menus for hundreds more free English exercises, games, and quizzes for learning English, and free ELT teaching resources materials for TEFL tutors.
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Predicting British Summer Weather

Predicting British Summer Weather | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
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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Summertime

Summertime | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free English teaching and learning resources about summer weather and clothes, and things to do in summertime.

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