London

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Quia - What's happening in London?

Quia – What’s happening in London?https://www.quia.com/jw/478354.html
An ’emaze’ presentation with pictures, sounds and short texts to whet your appetite for London (and a comprehension “game” of Jumbled Words) (yr 5-9)

 

Songs

Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner.m4v - YouTube

A simple version to sing to with lyrics on screen (any age)

 

The Muppet Show: Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner - YouTube

The Muppet Show: Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner – YouTube (1:59)https://youtu.be/84o_b6-RLhUMaybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, performed by the Muppets. (yr 3-4)

 

Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner lyrics - Piano Singalong on Lucky Voice Online Karaoke

Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner lyrics – Piano Singalong on Lucky Voice Online Karaokehttps://www.luckyvoicekaraoke.com/sing/songs/10800-piano-singalong/maybe-its-because-im-a-londoner-karaokeSing now on Lucky Voice – the ultimate online karaoke experience!

 

London Bridge Is Falling Down | Full Nursery Rhyme With Lyrics | Classic English Rhymes For Kids - YouTube

London Bridge Is Falling Down | Full Nursery Rhyme With Lyrics | Classic English Rhymes For Kids – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/oGIyASpYQ4gWatch ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ and sing along with the help of lyrics (yr 3-4)  a game to play

 

London song Big Ben rap | Song about London for kids | Learning English | English Through Music - YouTube

London song Big Ben rap | Song about London for kids | Learning English | English Through Music – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/XJrE9Ko-82kLYRICS: Big Ben is not a person Big Ben is not a clock Big Ben is not a tower It’s a bell: ding dong… A rap about the sights (yr 3-5)

 

Ralph McTell Streets of London - YouTube

Ralph McTell Streets of London – YouTube (7:06)https://youtu.be/DiWomXklfv8The best version of Ralph McTell singing The Streets of London through the years. lyrics here (yr 6-9)

 

The Lambeth Walk - YouTube

The Lambeth Walk – YouTube (4:16) https://youtu.be/wkS0lIysivQ
(yr 7-9)                                                                                                                                               …

 

Worksheets

50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/search_result?Vocabulary_Focus=LondonSeveral worksheets to choose from, free registering required (any age)

 

English Exercises: London monuments and places

English Exercises: London monuments and placeshttp://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=8188#aOnline worksheets with interactive exercises, sounds, video and self-correction. (yr 4-6)

 

London Puzzles

London Puzzleshttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/london-puzzlesHere’s a brand new collection of printable word search puzzles, mazes and word scrambles for kids, all on a London theme (yr 3-7)

 

Search » BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

Search » BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachershttp://busyteacher.org/search.html?q=LondonLoads of Worksheets about London (yr 4-9)

 

Lesson Plans

A Virtual Trip to London - A student activity

A Virtual Trip to London – A student activityhttp://www.projectbritain.com/activities/index.htmShops and Markets in London Find the nearest underground station and take The Tube to one of the famous shopping districts in London. A page to plan your trip to London (yr 5-7)

 

London - DreamreaderDreamreader

London – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/london/ London is a big city in the South-East of England, on the River Thames.
Reading, Quiz, Vocabulary and Audio (yr 6-7)

 

Inside Out

Inside Outhttp://www.insideout.net/blog/elessons/video-lesson-15-londons-west-endThis video lesson could be used as an extension to the reading text in Unit 3 of the New Inside Out Advanced Student’s Book on page 30. A video and downloadable worksheets (yr 7-9)

 

Let's Learn About London - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Let’s Learn About London – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0http://community.eflclassroom.com/forum2/topics/let-s-learn-about-londonHere’s a nice series of worksheets for exploring London and a video-based listening activity about a tour of London.

 

Life in the UK - Learn about British Life and Culture - Learn English Online

Life in the UK – Learn about British Life and Culture – Learn English Onlinehttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/life-in-the-uk.htmlSelf-Study Lessons Several reading/listening lesson plans about London and the Sights

 

Reading

Big Ben Facts: 14 Facts about The Big Ben ←FACTSlides→
Big Ben Facts: 14 Facts about The Big Ben ←FACTSlides→http://www.factslides.com/s-Big-BenDid you know that… London

Facts and information about London

Facts and information about Londonhttp://www.projectbritain.com/london/Click on the square for various topics (yr 6-8)                                      …

 

London Sightseeing - Elementary ESL Reading Comprehension

London Sightseeing – Elementary ESL Reading Comprehensionhttp://www.esolcourses.com/uk-english/beginners-grammar/modals/lesson-6/reading-skills.htmlFelipe and his friends are planning a trip to London. Reading Comprehension text (yr 6-8)

 

Tim's box LONDON MAP Landmarks ESL english - ThingLink

Tim’s box LONDON MAP Landmarks ESL english – ThingLinkhttps://www.thinglink.com/scene/357176935547142146TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink information about the sights (yr 8-9)

 

Listening

ESLvideo.com :: TOP 10 TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS IN LONDON (11160)

ESLvideo.com :: TOP 10 TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS IN LONDON (1:41)http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_low_intermediate.php?id=11160(ESL Category: listening) Quiz based on a video by GeoBeats about main London attractions London, attractions, with comprehension questions (yr 6-7)

Great Vacations Gap Fill Quiz

Great Vacations Gap Fill Quiz (2:50 + 2:50) http://esl.about.com/library/listening/bllis_trip_to_London.htmTest your knowledge of English vocabulary related to travel with this gap fill exercise including definitions of related terms. (yr 6-8)

 

Tour of London | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council

Tour of London | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council (2:30) http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice/tour-londonAn audio of a tour on an open-top bus with worksheets (yr 6-8)

 

A ghost's guide to London: Episode 1: Camden | Onestopenglish

A ghost’s guide to London: Episode 1: Camden | Onestopenglish (7:35)http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/listening/cinematic-listening/a-ghosts-guide-to-london-episode-1-camden/551984.articleLord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London, takes students on a thrilling audio tour of Camden.
3 Audio files (7:35, 2:17, 1:09) and a downloadable lesson plan (yr 6-8)

 

London - Things you need to know

London – Things you need to knowhttp://learningapps.org/20595Watch and listen to the video and answer the questions that appear below (yr 7-9)

 

Life in the UK - The London Underground

Life in the UK – The London Undergroundhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/london/the-tube/london-underground-intermediate-listening.html The oldest sections run just below street level, with the newer sections running twenty metres or so below the surface. With a quiz below (yr 7-9)

 

The tube (learn English with pie) - YouTube

The tube (learn English with pie) – YouTube (4:06) https://youtu.be/qUGB0R7smQQThe London Underground is 150 years old. This video is from podcastsinenglish.com, (yr 7-9)

 

Top London Attractions | London Tours & Attractions | LondonTown.com

Top London Attractions | London Tours & Attractions | LondonTown.comhttp://www.londontown.com/London/Top_London_AttractionsLondon is one of the culture capitals of the world and is brimming with exciting things to see and do. A short text with advanced language of the main attractions (yr 8-9)

 

Life in the United Kingdom - London Tourist Attractions

Life in the United Kingdom – London Tourist Attractions (2:57) http://www.esolcourses.com/content/lifeintheuk/london/videoquiz.htmlLondon is the capital city of England. This video quiz about London tourist attractions will help you to practise your listening skills.  (yr 8-9)

 

ESLvideo.com :: London

ESLvideo.com :: London (6:13)http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_new.php?id=28831(ESL Category: listening) The capital of the United Kingdom with comprehension questions (yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

VisitLondon virtual tour

VisitLondon virtual tourhttp://360.visitlondon.com/#Interactive page with virtual tours to several London sights                                          …

EF - Live The Language - London on Vimeo

EF – Live The Language – London on Vimeo (1:52) https://vimeo.com/18967093Commercial for EF International Language Centers. Video with some easy vocabulary (yr 3-4)

 

London (for beginners) - YouTube

London (for beginners) – YouTube  (1:22) https://youtu.be/piIXzRnJ8PMWith slow, simple commentary (yr 3-4)                                                                          …

 

Miles Around London Children's book - YouTube

Miles Around London Children’s book – YouTube  (8:42) https://youtu.be/ZknELYHOXfQ‘Miles Around London’ is a children’s picture book idea by Caroline Harris and Douglas Pledger. (yr 4-5)

 

ESLvideo.com :: This is London (23187)

ESLvideo.com :: This is London (9:13) http://www.eslvideo.com/eslvideo_quiz_lowint.php?id=23187(ESL Category: listening) Video about London london, UK, ESL Video Quiz (yr 4-5)

 

Visiting London - Video for English Classroom - YouTube

Visiting London – Video for English Classroom – YouTube (3:11) https://youtu.be/dWJiuV5T5VQVideo for English Classroom (yr 5-7) To see the script of this video, visit: http://teachinglearningenglishmedia.blogspot.com/2013/01/visiting-london.html

 

About London (8_8 ESL video) - YouTube

About London (8_8 ESL video) – YouTube  (5:49) https://youtu.be/d6rPNBtMiJALearning English Online at Introduction to London (yr 5-7)                  …

 

English - London sightseeing (A1-A2 - with subtitles) - YouTube

English – London sightseeing (A1-A2 – with subtitles) – YouTube  (2:53) https://youtu.be/WFRR0zC70-0London Eye, the Big Ben, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, the British Museum, Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace: with subtitles (yr 6-9)

 

London -10 Things You Need To Know - Hostelworld Video - YouTube

London -10 Things You Need To Know – Hostelworld Video – YouTube (8:30) https://youtu.be/16ztSXkbquo“Find out how to get around, save money and see all the best attractions.” Introduction to London (yr 6-9)

 

The City of London | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council

The City of London | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council (2:09) http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/video-uk/city-londonThis video is part of our Word on the Street series. With comprehension tasks and transcript (yr 6-9)

 

LearnEnglish | British Council | Transport and Travel Scene 1

LearnEnglish | British Council | Transport and Travel Scene 1 (4:35) http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/word-street/transport-and-travel-scene-1Stephen’s friend comes to London and Ashlie and Stephen show him around. And Scene 2 (2:28)

 

London Walk, St Paul's To London Bridge - YouTube

London Walk, St Paul’s To London Bridge – YouTube (5:18)https://youtu.be/7AjhPM6zbSMA short walk from St Paul’s Tube Station to London Bridge, Taking in St Paul’s Cathedral, The London Millennium Footbridge, Tate Modern, The Globe Theatre,…

 

Lesson 10 Cultural Tour of London (Hsing Wu University) - YouTube

Lesson 10 Cultural Tour of London (Hsing Wu University) – YouTube  (16:45) https://youtu.be/97vjCKOvvLMAn American school group visiting London (yr 7-9)

 

London in 1927 & 2013 on Vimeo

London in 1927 & 2013 on Vimeo (6:01)https://vimeo.com/81368735During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. A “silent film” showing the change in London in 84 years (yr 8)

 

London (United Kingdom) Vacation Travel Video Guide - YouTube

London (United Kingdom) Vacation Travel Video Guide – YouTube  (25:34) https://youtu.be/lF8byCyRJ2g Travel video about destination London in England. (yr 8-9)

 

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - YouTube

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner – YouTube (2:56) https://youtu.be/5FMVSnaGupwDid you know that only six people died in the great fire of London, I know I didn’t. I have put together a video of interesting facts about this great capital (yr 8-9)

 

Watch 40,000 Years of London's History In Under 3 Minutes | Mental Floss

Watch 40,000 Years of London’s History In Under 3 Minutes | Mental Floss (2:54) http://mentalfloss.com/article/74349/watch-40000-years-londons-history-under-3-minutesArchaeologists have found everything from Roman frescos to medieval ice skates.  (yr 8-9)

 

Quia - The Tower of London

Quia – The Tower of Londonhttps://www.quia.com/cb/858981.html
An intriguing presentation with pics and clips about the Tower and a “game” of comprehension questions (yr 8-9)

 

Speaking

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: London

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Londonhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/l/london.htmlDOWNLOADS: WORD | PDF STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS to use in class, in pairs or small groups (yr 7-9)

 

ESL Song Lesson Streets of London (homelessness discussion lesson) - Song lessons - Lesson Plans - RAY English

ESL Song Lesson Streets of London (homelessness discussion lesson) – Song lessons – Lesson Plans – RAY Englishhttp://www.rayenglish.com/lesson-plans/lesson-plans/song-lessons/esl-song-lesson-streets-of-london-homelessness-discussion-lessonESL Song Lesson Streets of London (homelessness discussion lesson) (yr 8-9)

 

Let's Talk about London worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Let’s Talk about London worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_london/questions-london-lets/2560This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and a matching exercise. Free registration required

 

More Materials

Quia - A trip to London

Quia – A trip to Londonhttps://www.quia.com/jg/849259.html
A game with the sights of London                                                          …

 

visitlondon.com Your Official London City Guide

visitlondon.com Your Official London City Guidehttp://www.visitlondon.com/Plan and book your trip to London with the official London city guide. Discover things to do, what

 

Londontopia - The Website for People Who Love London

Londontopia – The Website for People Who Love Londonhttp://londontopia.net/Watch it burn: Commemorate the Great Fire of London By Watching a Wood Model of London Burn – 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – Full Video

 

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