The Ideal Holiday

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 21, 2019 and last updated on May 23, 2023

The discussion topic of the ideal holiday is a great conversation topic for beginner level English learners as it allows them to practice basic vocabulary and sentence structures related to travel and leisure. Discussing their ideal holiday destinations, activities, and preferences can help learners expand their vocabulary and learn new words related to travel and leisure.

Additionally, this topic encourages learners to express their opinions and preferences, allowing them to improve their speaking and listening skills. It also provides an opportunity for learners to practice asking and answering questions, further enhancing their communication abilities.

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.

The Ideal Holiday for Different People

People have different ideas about their perfect holiday. Some like relaxing on a beautiful beach, feeling the warm sand and listening to the ocean. Others prefer exploring busy cities, trying new foods and learning about different cultures.

Some people enjoy exciting activities like hiking in mountains or swimming in clear water. And some like peaceful vacations in nature. Generally, the ideal holiday is something that gives people a break from everyday life, making happy memories.

Use Vocabulary About Holidays

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

  • holiday (noun)
  • vacation (noun)
  • break (noun)
  • relax (verb)
  • ideal (adjective)
  • get away (phrasal verb)

Questions About The Ideal Holiday

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  • Where would you most like to go on holiday?
  • What would be your ideal weather on holiday?
  • What do activities do you like doing on holiday?
  • What would you like to do during the evening on your ideal holiday?
  • Who would you like to go on your dream holiday with?
  • Where would you like to stay on your ideal holiday?
  • Is your ideal holiday more for relaxing or adventure?
  • What would be your worst type of holiday?
  • What kind of food would you like to eat on your ideal holiday?
  • Take me through a perfect day on your ideal 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.