Some conversation questions on the topic of holidays, useful vocabulary is highlighted!
- Do you like to go on holiday?
- Do you prefer to go to sunny places? city breaks? adventure holidays? hiking?
- Do you prefer to go abroad, or stay in your own country?
- How do you usually travel?
- Have you ever been on a roadtrip?
- Do you like flying?
- Do you know anybody that doesn’t like flying?
- What’s your favourite part of a holiday?
- Do you like to discover new places?
- Do you have favourite places that you always return to?
- Do you prefer travelling alone, with friends, with family?
- What’s the best holiday you’ve ever been on?
- Why was it so good?
- The worst holiday you’ve ever been on?
- Why was it so bad?
- What places would you like to go to?
- Is there a place that you would never go back to?
- Do you try the local food when you travel?
- What foods have you really liked? What foods have you not liked?
- Do you like to meet people when you travel? What kind of people have you met?
- Where do you like to stay when you travel?
- What was your first holiday?
- What was your most recent holiday?
- Have you ever been to a local festival or celebration? Did you enjoy it?
- Do you like to go ‘off the beaten track’?
- Do you like to go on guided tours?
- Do you like to go to museums and cultural places of interest?
- Have you ever had problems on your journey? Missed flight, lost baggage, etc….
- Have you ever got lost while on holiday?
- Do you try to learn a few words of the language when you travel?
- Have you ever had big problem with the language barrier?
Teaching Tip – Vocabulary Errors
Students often get confused between the words ‘Travel’, ‘Trip’, ‘Journey’ and ‘Way’.
Travel – Is the verb. It should be used to describe the action of going to another place. If used as a noun which is sometimes possible, it must be uncountable and is usually preceded by an adjective that states the intent of the travel. For example;
Trip – Is the idea of going somewhere for a time, and then returning. It is the closest synonym to holiday. However, it doesn’t have to be a holiday that they are describing. For example;
A business Trip
A shopping trip
A weekend trip
Journey – Is used to describe the moving from A to B. Everything that is involved in getting from one place to another is the journey. If somebody asks a student “How was your journey?” They are asking about the method of travelling rather than the trip or holiday as a whole.
Way – Refers to the direction of travel. Can sometimes be used in place of journey. For example;
Do you know the way to the hotel?
The way to the mountaintop village is dangerous
Do you have questions that I could add? Let me know in the comments!