Spending Time Outside

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on May 19, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

As modern technology and the use of computers, tablets and virtual reality devices increases, many people are spending more and more time inside. Most people would agree that spending time outside to exercise is beneficial to our health, but are there any other benefits to spending time outside?

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

  • society (noun)
  • spend (verb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • benefit (noun)
  • effect (noun)
  • health (noun)
  • healthy (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • How important is it to spend time outside?
  • How much time do you spend outside?
  • Why do you spend time outside?
  • Do you enjoy spending time outside?
  • Do you prefer to be outside or inside?
  • What are the benefits of spending time outside?
  • What are the negative effects of spending too much time outside?
  • Do you think society, in general, should spend more time outside?
  • What are the benefits of spending time outside for children, young people and old people?
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.