Holidays – IELTS Speaking Part 1 & Sample Answers

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Holidays

What do you do in your holidays?

Who do you usually spend holiday with?

Do you prefer travelling alone or in a group?

Why are holidays and important to you?

If you could take a holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

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Samples Answers :

What do you do in your holidays?

Sometimes I travel to broaden my horizons, to admire the beauty of nature and to plunge myself into the picturesque landscape in other regions in my country. Every now and then, I just stay at home with my family and have a little get-together to celebrate the holidays.

Vocabulary

Broaden/widen/expand one’s horizon (phrase) to make you see a wider range of opportunities and choices | Expand one’s range of interests, activities, and knowledge

Plunge oneself into something (phrase) to suddenly start doing something with energy and enthusiasm, but sometimes without thinking about it first

Every now and then (idiom) sometimes

Get-together (noun) a small informal meeting or social gathering

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Who do you usually spend holiday with?

It depends on what kind of holiday it is. If it’s Christmas vacation, I prefer hang out with my friends here and there and have a chit-chat. If it’s New Year holiday, I just want to celebrate the holiday with my family and relatives in a cozy ambiance.

Vocabulary

Here and there (idiom) in various places

Chit chat (noun) inconsequential conversation; gossip

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Do you prefer travelling alone or in a group?

I would say that I’m kind of an introvert so I would rather travel alone to some tranquil and peaceful beauty spots than travel with a group of people during the holiday.

Kind of (phrase) used when you are talking about someone or something in a general way without being very exact or definite

Introvert (noun) someone who tends to concentrate on their own thoughts and feelings rather than communicating with other people

Why are holidays and important to you?

Holiday is a perfect time for recharging my batteries after a year full of challenges and obstacles, having some me time and planning ahead for the upcoming year.

Vocabulary

Recharge my batteries (phrase) regain one’s strength and energy by resting and relaxing for a time

Me time (noun) Time spent relaxing on one’s own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy

Plan ahead (phrase) to think carefully about a series of actions that you need to take in order to achieve something

If you could take a holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

If the choice is in my hands, I’m yearning for travelling to […..] on Christmas vacation when the weather is neither too cold or too hot. There I can contemplate the picturesque scenery.

Vocabulary

In my hands (idiom) In one’s responsibility, charge, or care

Yearn for doing something (phrase) to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have

Contemplate (verb) to look at something or someone for a long time | admire

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