Visiting Different Countries

people travelling towards two pyramids
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 23, 2020 and last updated on July 18, 2023

This captivating topic allows English learners to embark on a language and cultural adventure. Through discussions about diverse countries, customs and traditions, learners broaden their vocabulary, enhance conversational skills and develop cultural awareness.

Sharing travel experiences nurtures descriptive language abilities, while comparing and contrasting destinations fosters critical thinking. Embracing this subject not only ignites wanderlust but also empowers learners to confidently communicate about global experiences, making English learning a rewarding journey of discovery.

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 Visiting Different Countries

Travelling is something that nearly everyone loves to do. Some people like to travel to relax, some like to travel to have fun and others like to travel to experience different cultures.

Most people have a favourite place they would like to visit. It could be the bright lights of Las Vegas or the experience of a safari in Africa, but everyone has a place that they would like to visit at least once in their life.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • travel (verb)
  • trip (noun)
  • culture (noun)
  • lifetime (noun)
  • visit (verb)
  • relax (verb)
  • really (adverb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Have you been to a different country? Which one? Did you like it?
  • What country would you most like to visit?
  • What other countries or places would you like to visit?
  • Why would you like to visit these places?
  • Do you think you will actually visit these places in your lifetime?
  • Are there any places in the world that you would not like to visit?
  • What's a famous place in your country that tourists should see?
  • What food from your country would you recommend to visitors?
  • How can traveling to other countries help you learn about cultures?
  • Do you prefer staying in a hotel or with friends when you travel?
  • How does visiting other countries improve your language skills?
  • Is it good to learn some phrases in the local language when traveling?
  • Is it better to travel with a guide or on your own?
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.