man at festival
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 14, 2022 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Festivals are a time for people to come together and celebrate their community. They’re also a time for people to express themselves through art, music, comedy or dance. This can be anything from a parade through the town to a music festival where revellers will camp out in tents to see their favourite singers and bands.

Festivals are popular because they allow people to connect with each other in a way they might not normally do. The festival environment encourages people to talk to strangers, make new friends and forget about the worries of everyday life.

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.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • attend (verb)
  • crowd (noun)
  • noisy (adjective)
  • celebration (noun)
  • drunk (noun)
  • enjoyable (adjective)
  • celebrate (verb)
  • audience (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • Have you ever been to any kind of festival?
  • Do they celebrate any festival where you live?
  • What kind of festivals have you attended?
  • What kind of things do you enjoy of festivals?
  • Why do you think some people don't enjoy festivals?
  • What was the most remarkable festival you attended to or you'd like to attend?
  • Which kind of festival do you think are the most popular?
  • Do you think it's better to attend a music festival on your own or with friends?
  • Do you know a festival with a very unusual theme?
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.