Summer resources

Whether you’re reaching the end of term or teaching in summer schools, we’ve got a sizzling selection of sunny ideas and resources for you to enjoy. Try our selection of recommended resources - ideal for filling 15 or 50 minutes of your lesson.

And if you've got holidays on the mind, then why not give your classroom a cultural boost with our Cultural Readers, or whisk your students away with our latest infographic and collection of travel resources over on onestopenglish.

 

Word Origins Quiz  Travel Infographic  Macmillan Readers  Onestopenglish  Lessons, Warmers and Coolers

Quiz: Where in the world?

Can you identify the international origins of these commonly used English words? Take our quiz and test your knowledge of where in the world our vocabulary comes from!


Infographic: 10 Travel-inspired idioms

It's time to push the boat out as we sail through our list of ten travel-inspired idioms to get your class talking. Read our infographic and see if your students can think of any more idioms related to their travels.

Download our travel idioms infographic (PDF)

travel idioms infographic
                                                                                    

Macmillan Readers

Learn and teach all about the world around us with the Macmillan Cultural Readers series. Over on our Readers site you'll find a wide range of activities to celebrate the summer of culture, from our short story writing competition to our latest book club.

And if you're off on your travels, then why not download one of our perfect summer reads for some on-the-go learning?

Macmillan Readers summer resources


Onestopenglish

Travel the world with onestopenglish as we bring brand-new collection of travel resources this summmer, including the blockbuster Cultural Reader series: A Time to Travel.

From Carol Read's Amazing world of animals to the latest from Beyond, you'll find plenty more resources to bring a bit of summer sunshine into your classroom over on onestopenglish.

onestopenglish summer school resources


Lesson Plans

Looking for teaching ideas to fill a lesson? From teaching young children to business English professionals, explore a selection of classroom resources to cover up to 50 minutes in class:


Warmers and Coolers

After a quick dose of fun for your classroom? Try some of our recommended fillers to top up 15 minutes at the start or end of a lesson: