Spending Time With Family or Friends

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 30, 2019 and last updated on May 28, 2023

The topic of spending time with family or friends offers English learners an enriching conversation topic to enhance their language skills and foster meaningful connections. Discussing this subject allows learners to expand their vocabulary related to relationships, emotions, and leisure activities. It provides an opportunity to share personal experiences, cultural practices, and traditions, promoting cultural understanding.

Engaging in conversations about spending time with loved ones encourages the use of various language functions such as storytelling, expressing opinions, and giving advice while fostering listening and speaking skills in a warm and relatable context.

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 Spending Time With Family or Friends

Spending time with family or friends is important. It brings happiness and creates lasting memories. We laugh, talk, and do fun things together. Being with loved ones makes us feel supported and loved. It’s a special part of our lives that makes us happy and fulfilled. Family and friends are precious, and the moments we share with them are priceless.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • friend (noun)
  • family (noun)
  • like (verb)
  • dislike (verb)
  • difficult (adjective)
  • awkward (adjective)
  • enjoyable (adjective)
  • gathering (noun)
  • relax (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you prefer spending time with family or friends?
  • How often do you spend time with your family or friends?
  • What do you like to do when spending time with friends?
  • What do you like to do when you meet your family?
  • What are some benefits of spending quality time with family?
  • How about spending time with friends?
  • Who is your favourite family member or friend to spend time with, and why?
  • How do you typically celebrate special occasions with your loved ones?
  • How do you communicate with your family or friends when you are apart?
  • Can you tell a funny story about a time you spent with your family or friends?
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.