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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic : Holidays

Topic: Holidays

  1. What do you do in your holidays?
  2. Who do you usually spend the holidays with?
  3. Do you prefer travelling alone or in a group?
  4. Why are holidays important to you?
  5. If you could take a holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

Samples Answers :

1. 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.

  • 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

2. Who do you usually spend the holiday with?

It depends on what kind of holiday it is. If it’s Christmas vacation, I prefer to 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 ambience.

  • Here and there (idiom) in various places
  • Chit chat (noun) inconsequential conversation; gossip

3. 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.

4. Why are holidays  important to you?

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


  • 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 to achieve something

5. 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 nor too hot. There I can contemplate the picturesque scenery.

  • In my hands (idiom) In one’s the 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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