Speaking - Holidays and Travel

Travel

  • Have you traveled anywhere else in Australia? Where? What would you still like to see?
  • A friend wants to get to know your country and is planning a tour. What advice would you give about places to visit and things to do?
  • What are the best places to visit in your country?
  • What is your favourite city outside your own country? Why?
  • What three countries would you most like to visit? Why?
  • How many countries have you visited? Which was your favourite? Why?
  • Which is your favourite place for beautiful scenery? Describe what there is to see.
  • If you had six months to explore one continent, which would you choose and why?
  • What country would you least like to visit? Why?
  • Do you like to try local food when you travel? What is the best thing you've tried? The strangest?
  • When you travel, do you book things in advance or do it as you go?
  • Describe the best trip you ever took. Where did you go? Who did you travel with?
  • Have you met someone on a holiday or trip that you still stay in touch with?
  • What is the most adventurous thing you've done on a holiday or on your travels?
  • Would you like to live permanently in another country? Why or why not?
  • Would you prefer to travel first class or backpack?
  • Who is the most interesting person you have met on your travels?
  • What is the funniest / most exciting / worst / strangest thing that has happened to you on your travels?
  • Do you prefer an active or a lazy holiday?
  • If you were rich, what would you do on holiday?
  • What would make you wiser - travelling around the world for 10 years or reading 10,000 books?
  • Have you ever hitchhiked ? If so, how was the experience?
  • Which is the longest road trip you've ever done? How did you travel? What happened along the way?
  • Do you suffer from travel sickness or anxiety in cars, boats or planes?
  • Have you ever got sick or injured on a trip? Have you ever had anything stolen?
  • Compare traveling alone to traveling with a companion.
  • Do you think tourism is good or bad for a country? Why? Has your country been improved or spoilt by tourism?
  • When you are traveling, do you try to speak the local language? How many languages can you say "hello" and "thank you" in?
  • What are the top three things you like to do when you visit a new city?
  • Do you buy souvenirs when you travel? What is the most precious (special) thing you have bought?
  • Do you keep a dairy when you travel?
  • Do you take photos when you are on holiday or travel? Describe a memorable photo you have taken.
  • Describe the worst trip you ever took. Where did you go? What made it a bad trip?
  • Do you consider yourself a "traveler" or a "tourist" when you go on a trip? What do you think is the difference?

Holidays

  • Which accommodation appeals to you most: five star hotel, bed and breakfast, youth hostel, forest cottage, caravan or tent?
  • What is the best holiday you ever had?
  • What was the worst holiday you ever had?
  • Do you ever camp when you go on holiday? Why? Why not?
  • Would you prefer to go on holiday to the mountains or the beach? Why?
  • Would you ever consider going on an ocean cruise? Why? Why not?
  • Do you prefer to book holidays through travel agents or to make your own arrangements?
  • When you were a child, where did your family go on holidays?
  • Where will you go on your next holiday?
  • Have you ever had a holiday romance? Where? How long did it last?
  • Where did you spend your last vacation? What did you do?
  • In your opinion, what are the five most essential items to pack on any holiday?
  • You win a two week holiday. Everything will be paid for. You can go anywhere and do anything you want. Where would you go? What would you do?
  • If you could go oh holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? What would you do?
  • Where are the best places to go on holiday in your country?
  • Which form of accommodation did you have on your last holiday? Were you satisfied with it?
  • Have you ever taken a package tour? If so, tell about this experience? Would you do it again?
  • Which of these forms of holiday have you been on? Which did you prefer: adventure holiday, package holiday, safari, beach holiday, sightseeing tour, ocean or river cruise, camping holiday, sailing holiday
  • Do you prefer holidays where you travel round and stay in different places or do you prefer staying in one place. Why?

Public Holidays

  • What public holiday is the most exciting in your country?
  • Do you celebrate Easter in your country? How do you celebrate Easter in your country?
  • Do you celebrate Christmas in your country? If so, how is it celebrated?
  • How many public holidays do you have in your country per year? What sort of things do these holidays celebrate? What do you do on these holidays?
  • What is your favourite national festival or celebration? When is it celebrated? Talk about food, clothes, music, parades, gifts, religious places, gifts etc.