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.
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.
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?
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:
- Build speaking skills and confidence with our Open Mind Discussion Game.
- 'Hello – and goodbye!' Help new students introduce themselves and build everyday language skills with this lesson from our Macmillan Dictionary Pragmatics series.
- Get young learners to work together and think creatively with these life skills lesson plans from Happy Campers and Story Central.
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:
- Motivate young learners and get them moving with Mark Ormerod's video on armchair aerobics and our Happy Campers course song!
- Which life skills do you need on the beach? Take our Life Skills Summer Quiz and discuss!
- Play Shakespeare charades! Watch these videos and guess the play with your class, then make up your own!