Summer of Culture

Summer of Culture 2015

What are you up to this summer? Whether you’re teaching at a summer school or want to improve your English during your travels, here are some fun activities to help you stay active in the holiday season.

culturalreaders120x120Learn about a new country

Immerse yourself in culture and learn more about the world around us by reading one of our Cultural Readers. They come with extra support material for the reader and are available in print (with CD), as eBook or audio download. You can download free samples, as well as an instalment of onestopenglish’s A Time to Travel audio series.


Alice120x120Enter our writing competition

Be creative and enter the Wonderland Writing Competition! We’re giving away lots of prizes and the best entries will also appear in a short story collection. Enter today!


bookclub120x120Start a Book Club

Start a book club with these handy starter guides. This activity is perfect for group work and encourages critical thinking. There’s a role for every participant: will you be the chair, plotter or character artist? Each month, we’ll also highlight a Book of the Month with a downloadable reading record and discussion questions.


LukeVyner-Storytelling120x120Watch storytelling videos and play charades
Over on our YouTube channel, watch Luke Vyner read out The Mysterious Card and The Norwood Builder, two mystery stories that keep you on the edge of your seat! You can also watch the winners of last year’s writing competition or play film charades with your friends.


verbwheel120x120Play a game or two

Want more fun? The Macmillan Dictionary language games are for English language learners, or native speakers who are addicted to word games! There are four interactive games as well as downloadable language puzzles.


osesummerschool120x120Check out the onestopenglish summer school

For more learning activities this summer, check out the onestopenglish summer school resources including Grammarman, A ghost’s guide to London and the ELT survival guide.


summerreads120x120Download one of our Top 10 Summer Reads

Why carry heavy books to the beach when you could read an eBook or listen to the latest audio book? Have a look at these recommended titles on the eBook store. Alternatively, have a look at these Perfect Summer Reads available via Macmillan English.

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