Glamping Vs Camping

woman sitting on chair near tent
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 22, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Glamping is a relatively new activity and its name comes from the word “glam” meaning posh and “camping”. Basically, it is camping without the need to actually buy any equipment. You still sleep in tents (although often very high-quality tents), but you don’t have to worry about putting the tent up or bringing all the other bits of equipment needed for a camping trip. It is a great option for first-time campers who want to experience camping without spending a fortune on equipment, not to mention the time it saves not having to set everything up.

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

  • tent (noun)
  • camp (verb)
  • equipment (noun)
  • experience (noun)
  • posh (adjective)
  • set up (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

  • Is glamping better than camping?
  • Have you ever been glamping or camping?
  • What are some of the advantages of glamping?
  • What are some of the downsides of glamping?
  • What type of person do you think is better suited to glamping?
  • What would you prefer to do?
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.