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What's Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign?

What's Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign? | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A fun interactive online game about the Chinese New Year. Chinese people all around the world celebrate their new year in January or February. There are twelve years in the Chinese zodiac, and each one is named after a different animal. The Twelve Animals of the Chinese zodiac are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (or goat), monkey, rooster, dog and pig (or boar). Use our Chinese zodiac calculator to find out your Chinese horoscope sign and read about typical personality traits for your Chinese zodiac animal.
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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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The Winter Olympic Games - ESL Flashcards

The Winter Olympic Games - ESL Flashcards | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

ESL flashcards to learn and practice the English names for sporting events in Winter Olympic Games. Listen to a British English speaker pronounce words for Winter Olympic sporting events, say the words, and then flip each card to check your pronunciation and learn how to spell them. Suitable for all ages. Includes picture cues and phonetic transcription. Part of a free series of resources for teaching and learning about the Olympic Games.

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Valentine's Day - Free Classroom Resources

Valentine's Day - Free Classroom Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Games and activities about Valentine's Day for English language students and kids - printable and online word searches, crosswords, vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening activities, song quizzes, games and other lesson resources. Browse our site for hundreds more free English language printables and quizzes for English students and young learners.
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Winter - online teaching and learning resources

Winter - online teaching and learning resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English Language exercises about winter weather, clothes and activities - online reading, writing and listening exercises, puzzles, quizzes, printable worksheets and teaching resources. Browse the menus for many more free English lessons online for adult English language students, young learners & kids.
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Pre-Intermediate English - Burns Night

Pre-Intermediate English - Burns Night | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A free online English lesson about Burns Night, a Scottish winter festival celebrated on January 25 to mark the birth of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. Suitable for self-study at home or use in the classroom.

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International Beatles Day (January 16)

International Beatles Day (January 16) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

An intermediate listening lesson for English students and young learners about the British pop group The Beatles, one of the most famous bands in the world. Watch a short video clip about the story of the Beatles, and complete an online quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a free series of online lessons about Life in The UK and British people, places, history and culture.

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Free Online English Lessons About New Year Celebrations

Free Online English Lessons About New Year Celebrations | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

English Lesson activities about New Year Celebrations in China, Iran, Vietnam, The UK, The USA, and Spring Festivals and Lunar Festivals around the World - lesson materials, word searches, crosswords, worksheets and many more free exercises and activities for English language learners.

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Winter

Winter | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free English lessons about winter weather, clothes and sporting activities - online reading, writing and listening exercises, puzzles, quizzes, printables and other lesson resources.

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Learn English With Songs - Firework

Learn English With Songs - Firework | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Intermediate English gap fill listening activity on the song Firework, by Katy Perry. Listen to the song and complete in the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing words. Browse our site for many more free English language lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets for esl learners at all levels.
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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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Carnivals and Fiestas - Free Classroom Resources

Carnivals and Fiestas - Free Classroom Resources | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Online lessons and teaching materials for learning about carnivals and fiestas around the world, for English language students and young learners. Practise your English and learn about different cultures with free online quizzes, games and activities. Browse our site for more free English exercises for English learners at all levels and lesson resources for English language teachers.
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Listening For Information - Mardi Gras

Listening For Information - Mardi Gras | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

A Pre-Intermediate listening activity for English language learners about Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana, New Orleans. Part of a free online series of mobile friendly lesson activities for English language students about cultural and religious festivals and celebrations.

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Upper Intermediate Listening - Groundhog Day (Feb 2)

Upper Intermediate Listening - Groundhog Day (Feb 2) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English video listening comprehension on Groundhog Day, for IELTS students and advanced English language learners. Watch a short video clip about the history of Groundhog Day, and complete a multiple choice listening test.
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Australia Day - Online Crossword Puzzle

Australia Day - Online Crossword Puzzle | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A medium difficulty crossword puzzle about Australia for adult English students and young learners. Part of an extensive collection of TEFL teaching materials with mobile friendly online activities. Suitable for flipped classroom use or homework between lessons.
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The History of The Olympics - ESL Fact File

The History of The Olympics - ESL Fact File | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Fact File for Intermediate English students and young learners, about the history of the Olympic Games, from ancient Greece to the modern day events. Part of a free series of online activities for English learners about the Summer Olympic games and other popular sporting events. Browse our site for many more free lesson materials, quizzes and games for English language students and young learners at all levels.
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With the Winter Olympics coming up next month, this may come in handy if you are looking for topical lesson ideas :-)

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Intermediate Reading Comprehension - The BAFTA Awards

Intermediate Reading Comprehension - 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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Back to College

Back to College | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

English vocabulary for learning words for classroom things and classroom instructions, and other useful high frequency words to help you find your way around college and settle in.

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
A topic based lesson plan for teaching about New Year's resolutions for Upper Intermediate English students working at B2 level or higher.Students talk about plans for the coming year, and review conditionals. A communicative skills lesson, with unplugged type activities and mobile friendly online exercises suitable for flipped classroom use.
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