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How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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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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Extreme Winter Weather

Extreme Winter Weather | 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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Burns Night (January 25)

Burns Night (January 25) | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
Reading text, for an ESL lesson about Burns Night, the Scottish festival that celebrates the birth of poet Robert Burns, adult Pre-Intermediate English language students and above. Suitable for classroom use or self study at home.
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Read about the Scottish poet Robert Burns & then click on the link below to to practise some simple vocabulary from the article: http://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/scotland/burns-night/gap-fill.html

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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Online English language activities about the African American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Free resources include teaching materials, reading and listening quizzes, matching exercises and printable worksheets for teaching adult ESL students and young learners.

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How To Improve Your Study Habits

How To Improve Your Study Habits | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An integrated skills lesson for English language learners about how to make homework less work, and manage your time better.
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Activities to help learners manage their study skills effectively, and help them hit the ground running at the start of a new school year! Includes tutor notes and worksheets.

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Back to School: Health and Safety

Back to School: Health and Safety | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Essential word lists and safety drills relating to health and safety in college, the workplace, and everyday life. Vocabulary lists and quizzes for English language learners from beginner level upwards, and printable worksheets and other lesson resources for teachers. Includes materials on firework safety.

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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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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

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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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English Words for Talking About Illness and Health Related Conditions

English Words for Talking About Illness and Health Related Conditions | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
English vocabulary list of useful words and phrases to talk about diseases, sickness, illness and feeling unwell, with example sentences and clear explanations to help put words and phrases into context.
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As it's colds and flu season in many countries, this vocabulary lesson for talking about sickness and feeling unwell may come in useful.

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As it's colds and flu season in many countries, this vocabulary lesson for talking about sickness and feeling unwell may come in useful.

 

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The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

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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This Month's Birthdays: Elvis Presley (Jan 8)

This Month's Birthdays: Elvis Presley (Jan 8) | 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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Songs For Learning English - A Winter's Tale

Songs For Learning English - A Winter's Tale | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it
An online Gap Fill for English language learners on the song Winter's Tale by David Essex. Watch the video and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing nouns. Part of a comprehensive collection of mobile friendly song lessons, featuring songs sung in English by popular artists and bands.
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Featured Lessons - Hogmanay

Featured Lessons - Hogmanay | Topical English Activities | Scoop.it

Free topic based worksheets, games and lesson activities for adult English language learners and kids about Scottish New Year customs and traditions.

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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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