The Perfect Holiday

group of people playing on beach
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on February 11, 2022 and last updated on February 4, 2023

People love going on holiday, and people also love talking about holidays, whether it be holidays they have been on in the past or future holidays they are looking forward to. Although everyone enjoys going on holiday, not everybody likes to do the same thing or go to the same places.

In fact, what many people consider a great holiday, others would consider it a nightmare! For example what a group of youngsters going on holiday without their parents for the first time want is likely to be very different to what a family with young children are looking for in a perfect holiday destination.

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

  • can’t stand (somebody/something) (phrase)
  • Importance (noun)
  • make the most of (phrase)
  • When it comes to (phrase)

Conversation Questions

  • What has been your favourite holiday?
  • Tell me about an enjoyable holiday you had when you were a child.
  • Where do people usually go on holiday in your country?
  • Where did you last go on holiday?
  • Do you prefer to go on holiday with friends or family?
  • Would you rather go on holiday on your own country or abroad?
  • What would be your ideal holiday destination?
  • What has been your worst holiday? Why?
  • Is there a particular part of the world you would like to visit?
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.