Importance of Going on Holiday


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Taking a holiday is something most of us look forward to. It is a time when we can step away from our day-to-day lives to enjoy a different environment.

Some people go on holiday once a year, others go multiple times per year and others don’t at all, usually not through choice but circumstances. Although holidays are great for the period that you are away it is said that they also have other benefits including reducing stress. This gives us the question, how important is it to go on holiday at least once a year?


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • holiday (noun)
  • vacation (noun)
  • time off (noun)
  • relax (verb)
  • de-stress (verb)
  • unwind (verb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • go on (phrasal verb)
  • break (noun)
  • (adjective)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
How important is it to go on holiday at least once a year?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Importance of Going on Holiday
  • How many times did you go on holiday last year?
  • How many times do you usually go on holiday?
  • How important is it for you to go on holiday?
  • Ideally, how many times would you like to go on holiday in a year?
  • Why do you think people like going on holiday?
  • What reasons do people have for not going on holiday at least once a year?
  • What benefits does going on holiday give you?

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