Nice and Tidy

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 22, 2021 and last updated on July 21, 2023

The topic of “Nice and Tidy” is particularly beneficial for English learners as it offers valuable language practice opportunities and practical insights. Exploring the concept in English enhances learners’ vocabulary related to cleanliness, organisation and time management.

By engaging in conversations and exercises centred around “Nice and Tidy,” English learners can develop fluency, expand their linguistic capabilities and gain valuable cultural knowledge, enabling them to navigate real-life situations with confidence and proficiency.

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.

Nice and Tidy

The topic of being tidy holds significant relevance as it delves into the profound impact of an organised and clean lifestyle on our overall well-being. Understanding the benefits of maintaining tidy living spaces and routines can lead to increased productivity, reduced stress and improved mental clarity.

This exploration provides valuable insights into effective decluttering methods, time management skills and practical tips for creating a harmonious environment. By embracing the concept of “nice and tidy,” individuals can enhance their quality of life and foster a positive and balanced mindset.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • tidiness (noun)
  • tidy up (phrasal verb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • benefit (verb)
  • importance (noun)
  • definitely (adverb)

Conversation Questions

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  • How important is it for you to have a tidy living space? Why?
  • Would you consider yourself a tidy person?
  • Do you find it easier to concentrate and be productive in a neat workspace or a cluttered one? Why?
  • How do you feel when your living space is messy and disorganised?
  • Is it possible to be too tidy?
  • Do you know anyone who is obsessively tidy?
  • What is the biggest benefit of being tidy?
  • What are some of the negative effects of being very tidy?
  • What are some practical tips you use to keep your living space nice and tidy?
  • How do you involve your family or roommates in keeping your shared living spaces clean and organised?
  • Should people prioritise spending time on tidying and organising over other leisure or social activities?
  • Is it essential for everyone to maintain a tidy living space, or is it a matter of personal preference?
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.