Going on Vacation

two people on vacation
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 19, 2022 and last updated on May 8, 2023

At least once a year, you should take a vacation to keep your mind fresh and uncluttered. It provides you with the chance to unwind from the tension that comes with leading an active and hectic everyday life. Get some rest, and you’ll be ready to tackle any challenges you face with renewed vigour.

A vacation is a fantastic way to enhance your health. It might be challenging to find time for healthy food and exercise when you are always working. However, it is easier to eat healthily, keep active throughout the day, and unwind at night while you are on vacation.

Additionally, taking time off from work enables you to concentrate on other areas of your life outside work, such as spending time with friends and family or engaging in hobbies that you have put off because of the workload of full-time employment.

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

  • unwind (verb)
  • stressful (adjective)
  • relaxation (noun)
  • fresh (adjective)
  • destress (verb)
  • chill out (phrasal verb)
  • re-energize (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • How important is it to go on vacation at least once a year?
  • Do you try and take a vacation at least once a year?
  • How do you feel if you can't take a vacation once a year?
  • What type of places do you like to go on vacation?
  • Why do you like going on vacation?
  • What's the best vacation you've ever been on?
  • How do you feel when your vacation is over and you have to return to normality?
  • What time of year do you prefer to go on vacation?
  • What is stopping you from going on more vacations?
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.