Importance of Going on Holiday

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on July 18, 2019 and last updated on August 7, 2023

Talking about the importance of going on holiday serves as an excellent conversation topic for English learners, offering numerous benefits for their language development. Engaging in discussions about vacations allows learners to practice various language skills, including vocabulary expansion, sentence construction and expressing opinions.

Additionally, exploring the importance of holidays in different cultures provides valuable insights into diverse perspectives and customs, fostering cultural awareness. Through these conversations, English learners can enhance their communication skills, fluency and overall confidence in speaking English while also gaining valuable knowledge about the world around them.

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.

About The Importance of Going on Holiday

Going on holiday holds great significance in our lives. It serves as a vital source of rejuvenation and relaxation. Escaping the routine grind allows us to recharge our minds, bodies and spirits. Vacations provide an opportunity to explore new places, cultures, and experiences, expanding our horizons and fostering personal growth. They strengthen relationships with loved ones, creating lasting memories and deepening bonds.

Additionally, holidays promote work-life balance, reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. By disconnecting from our daily responsibilities, we gain perspective and return with renewed motivation and productivity. Ultimately, prioritizing holidays is essential for maintaining a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Useful Vocabulary

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)

Conversation Questions

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  • How important is it to go on holiday at least once a year?
  • 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?
  • Is it more beneficial to go on a long vacation once a year or take multiple short vacations throughout the year?
  • Is it better to spend a holiday exploring a new destination or revisiting a familiar one?
  • Should holidays be a time for relaxation and leisure, or should they also include educational or skill-building activities?
  • Is it essential to disconnect from technology and social media while on holiday?
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.