Bath vs Shower

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 12, 2022 and last updated on July 24, 2023

The topic of Bath vs Shower offers English learners an engaging platform to improve their language skills. Through discussions on personal preferences, advantages and disadvantages, learners can enhance vocabulary related to daily routines, hygiene and well-being.

Exploring the cultural and practical aspects of each bathing method fosters fluency in expressing opinions and comparing alternatives. Moreover, this topic encourages critical thinking and decision-making while considering factors like water usage, comfort, and relaxation.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Bath vs Shower Review

The debate between taking a bath or a shower is a common topic that many people discuss. When you take a bath, you sit in a tub filled with water, which can be relaxing. On the other hand, a shower is when you stand under running water, which is quick and convenient. Some people enjoy the calming experience of a bath, while others prefer the efficiency of a shower. Both have their benefits, and it’s essential to consider personal preferences and time limitations when choosing which one to use.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • relax (verb)
  • personally (adverb)
  • it depends (phrase)
  • refresh (verb)
  • hygienic (adjective)
  • convenient (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you prefer to take a bath or a shower?
  • What do you like about baths?
  • What do you like about showers?
  • What time of the day do you prefer to take a bath or shower?
  • Do you enjoy taking a bath or shower?
  • How often do you take a bath or shower?
  • How important is it to take bath or shower regularly?
  • What is the longest time you have gone without having a bath or shower?
  • How much water do you think is used during a bath compared to a shower?
  • Do you think baths are better during cold weather, and showers are better during hot weather?
  • Have you ever tried taking a bubble bath or using bath salts?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.