A Relaxing Weekend

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 12, 2020 and last updated on July 17, 2023

The topic of a relaxing weekend holds significance for English learners as it promotes language improvement while fostering well-being. Exploring this topic allows learners to expand their vocabulary related to leisure activities, relaxation techniques and self-care practices. Discussing the benefits of a relaxing weekend encourages learners to express their preferences, share personal experiences and engage in conversations about work-life balance.

Additionally, exploring this topic enhances their ability to describe feelings, express desires and discuss the importance of self-care in maintaining mental and physical health.

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 A Relaxing Weekend

A relaxing weekend is a time when we can rest and enjoy ourselves after a busy week. It’s a chance to do activities that make us feel calm and happy. Some people like to stay at home and watch movies or read books. Others prefer to go outside and take a walk in nature.

Having a relaxing weekend helps us feel refreshed and ready for the new week. It’s important to take time for ourselves and do things we love during our free time.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • weekend (noun)
  • football (noun)
  • play (verb)
  • exercise (verb)
  • watch (verb)
  • prefer (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you like weekends? Why?
  • Do you like to relax during the weekend? Why?
  • What do you do to relax on weekends?
  • What did you do last weekend to relax?
  • What will you do this weekend to relax?
  • How does a relaxing weekend make you feel?
  • What are the worst things you can do during the weekend if you want to relax?
  • Is it better to have a busy weekend or a relaxing weekend?
  • Do you think it's important to take time to relax and rest? Why?
  • Are relaxing weekends more enjoyable when spent alone or with friends?
  • Do you prefer indoor or outdoor activities for a relaxing weekend?
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.