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Spending Time Outside


Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

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?


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)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
How important is it to spend time outside?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Spending 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?

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