The Beach

three women sitting on beach
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 28, 2022 and last updated on July 25, 2023

The topic of The Beach is a delightful and enriching subject for English learners as it immerses them in a world of language and cultural experiences. Exploring this topic introduces learners to an array of vivid vocabulary related to coastal landscapes, water activities and natural wonders.

Engaging in discussions about beach vacations, favourite beach activities and environmental conservation nurtures conversational fluency and cultural awareness.

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 The Beach

The beach is a place that people like to go to so they can relax and enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

Some people like the beach because they can go swimming, surfing or bodyboarding. Others like it because they can just sit in their beach chairs and listen to the waves crashing against the shore.

Children like going to the beach so they can splash in the sea and build sand castles.

Some people also like going to the beach to look for different types of shells which they can take home and collect.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • sunshine (noun)
  • relax (verb)
  • sand (noun)
  • wave (noun)
  • popular (adjective)
  • prefer (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Have you ever been to the beach?
  • Do you like going to the beach?
  • What time of the year do you prefer to go to the beach?
  • When was the last time you went to the beach?
  • Why do you think the beach is so popular?
  • Are you going to go to the beach this year?
  • Do you like going to the beach during the winter?
  • Do you like collecting seashells at the beach?
  • Do you use sunscreen when you go to the beach?
  • Is the beach the best place for a vacation?
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.