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Celebrations

A series of resources all about celebrations and special events in the year such as Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, St Patrick’s Day, etc. Each lesson plan contains printable worksheets and teacher’s notes to guide you through the lesson.

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    Celebrations: Easter

    Author: Karen Richardson Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students will read, discuss and respond to facts about Easter eggs and Easter bunnies.

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    Celebrations: Mother's Day and Father's Day

    Author: Karen Richardson Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students read texts about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day around the world, discuss celebrations and tell anecdotes about their families.

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    Celebrations: Canada Day

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students do a quiz about Canada Day (July 1), read about Canadian English and prepare a dialogue in Canadian English.

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    Celebrations: Special occasions

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan

    Students read about a selection of special occasions such as New Year’s Eve, Ramadan, Earth Day, etc as well as asking each other questions about their special day: their birthdays!

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    Celebrations: Predict the future

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students will play a dice game and make predictions about the year ahead.

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    Celebrations: The four seasons

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Type: General lesson plan

    Students draw and describe a picture and talk about the four seasons.

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    Celebrations: The four seasons 2

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students talk about the seasons and do a pizza crossword puzzle.

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    Celebrations: Chinese New Year

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students read about Chinese New Year and discover their animal sign.

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    Celebrations: Valentine’s Day

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students do a quiz about love and a picture dictation.

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    Celebrations: St Patrick's Day

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students learn vocabulary connected with Ireland.

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    Celebrations: April Fool's Day: Mystery Island

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students read about a little-known holiday destination, learn geographical language and do a true/false activity.

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    Celebrations: Earth Day

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students do a quiz about ‘green’ issues.

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    Celebrations: St George’s Day

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students do a quiz about England for St George’s Day, debate national days and write a quiz about their own country or national day.

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    Celebrations: Halloween

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students do a Halloween word puzzle and read and write a horror story.

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    Celebrations: St Andrew's Day

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students learn about St Andrew’s Day (November 30) and write a radio advert.

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    Celebrations: The Christmas Cracker Quiz

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students will brainstorm Christmas vocabulary and do Christmas quiz.

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    Celebrations: Christmas shopping

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students learn about attitudes towards buying Christmas presents.

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    Celebrations: New Year's Eve

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students read about New Year’s Eve in Scotland and make New Year’s resolutions.

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    Celebrations: Review of the year

    Level: Elementary Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students talk about the global events from the past year.

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    Celebrations: Firsts

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students do a quiz and talk about personal firsts.

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    Celebrations: Weddings

    Author: Karen Richardson Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students will talk about wedding customs in different cultures and tell a story using a timeline.

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    Celebrations: It’s my party

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students play a party game and create party invitations.

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    Celebrations: Independence Day

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students do a quiz about the US using the alphabet.

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    Celebrations: Happy Birthday

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson, students learn the lyrics to Happy Birthday and research their birthday year.

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    Celebrations: Carnival

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students identify types of mask, read about masks and design a carnival mask. 

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    Celebrations: Wild Australia:

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In preparation for Australia Day, students do a quiz and discuss whether they would like to visit Australia.

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    Celebrations: Let's dance

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    In this lesson students will read about popular dances and learn to follow instructions.

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    Celebrations: Cards for every occasion

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Students talk about sending and receiving cards for special occasions and design their own.

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