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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September Topic: Autumn Equinox


It's that time of the year again when the hours of daylight become shorter if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. For those of you who enjoy cooler days and nights, the changing colour of leaves, and wearing warm fuzzy sweaters, you don't have long to wait.

This year, the Autumn Equinox is on September 23rd, or depending on where you live, September 24th. Many of us recognize this time to welcome the change of seasons with traditional celebrations, symbols and festivities. And with that, comes plenty of vocabulary words and activities you can do with your ESL students.


WARM UP CONVERSATION QUESTIONS BY ESL MADE EASY:
1. Does your country recognize the autumn or spring equinox at this time of the year?
2. What is your favourite season and why? Has your preference changed over the years?
3. Do you think people are affected emotionally, mentally, or physically by the change of seasons?
4. What are some things in people's lives that change with the change of seasons?


RECOMMENDED LINKS FOR ESL STUDENTS ON THE TOPIC OF AUTUMN:


Earth Sky: Everything you need to know about the September Equinox
StickyBall: "Fall" phrasal verbs - definitions and worksheet
ESL Printables: Autumn worksheets: *lesson sharing site
Bogglesworld ESL: Autumn words bingo cards
Bogglesworld ESL: Autumn worksheets and activities
EL Civics: Autumn powerpoint with picture vocabulary and sentences
English For Students: Fall and autumn vocabulary
ESOL Courses: Online quizzes, lessons and games about autumn
Live Science: 5 odd facts about autumn
Teach-Nology: Reading comprehension worksheet about the autumn season
Worksheet Library: Acrostic poem - FALL
Anglomaniacy: Autumn worksheets
DLTK-Holidays: Autumn puzzles
English Worksheets Land: Autumn worksheet - practice possessives
English for Everyone: Autumn worksheet
Educator Worksheets: Reading and comprehension worksheet on the autumn season
ESL Pod: Listening lesson - things associated with autumn
ESL Tower: Worksheets on the four seasons
ISL Collective: Autumn worksheet *Donation site
Can Teach: Fall poems