Discussion Topic - Holidays

Discussion Topic - Holidays.

Part 1 - Introduction & Interview:

Q. 1. What do you do when you have a holiday?
Answer: When I have a holiday, I try to stay at home as much as possible, watching some interesting TV programmes or helping my mother to cook some new and delicious food items (yes, I love foods that much). Sometimes, I go out in order to hang out with my friends or watch a movie at a nearby theatre. If it's a long holiday, I plan to visit a tourist attraction in a faraway city with my family or friends.

Q. 2. Whom do you usually spend your holidays with?
Answer: I usually try to spend my holidays with my family member as much as possible, watching movies at home or visiting a good restaurant or café in order to enjoy a lovely afternoon. Sometimes, I try to join my friends also to play some soccer game or billiards.

Q. 3. Why are holidays and important to you?
Answer: Holidays are important to me because it allows me to enjoy some quality times with my family members after a long and tiring work schedule. Besides, holidays also gives us the opportunity to refresh ourselves so that we can be ready again for the tough and hectic work schedules that are ahead of us.

Q. 4. What do people usually do during the holidays in your town/village?
Answer: People in my hometown usually hang out with their friends and families and relax. Sometimes, they go to watch a movie at a local theatre while some other times they enjoy some games. Sometimes, some of them even go to visit some distant places in order to either see their relatives or see some interesting places.

Part 3 - Details Discussion:

Q. 1. What kinds of activities do people in your country like to do for the holidays?
Answer: People, in my country, get involved in different kinds of activities depending on the seasons and the duration of the holidays. However, generally speaking, people usually like to visit their families and friends in order to spend some quality time with them. Some people also like to just stay home and watch some movies while also enjoying some good foods. Then, there are many others who like to travel to popular tourist destinations with their families or friends to make their holidays even more memorable.

Q. 2. Why do some people prefer to stay at home during the holidays?
Answer: People may prefer to stay at home during the holidays for various reasons. Firstly, they don’t really want to deal with the extra hassle of planning the tour to visit some places. They may choose to spend their holidays at home also because of time and money issues. After all, not everybody among us always has the time or money (or both) to plan for a trip outside of their home or city.  Finally, some people prefer to enjoy their holidays at home in their own privacy because they just don’t enjoy the attention of other people.

Q. 3. How do people choose their destinations when they plan to travel during the holidays?
Answer: People may choose their holiday destination based on a number of factors. But, out of those factors, I would consider four as the most important ones. The first one is the cost of travelling and living there. The lesser is the cost, the better it is. The second factor is how comfortable the weather really is in that place. The third factor is what kinds of things or activities one can really enjoy in that holiday destination. Lastly, but certainly not the least, how safe and secured that place really is for staying with family.

Q. 4. How holidays are important for people?
Answer: We all need to take a break every once in a while from our day to day life and from our works. And I don’t think that there are any better ways to do it than enjoying some “holidays”. After all, holidays don’t only help reduce our stress and increase our concentration but also offer us some invaluable family time and increased job satisfaction. Besides, it improves our overall health by reducing the chance of a heart attack (as many research suggest) by 32% by reducing chronic depression.

Q. 5. What types of holidays are more widely celebrated in your country? Why?
Answer: We have many different kinds of holidays that people in my country celebrate. But, among those holidays, mostly religious holidays are widely celebrated in my country, mainly because of the length of these holidays as well as their spiritual appeals among many. These religious holidays are widely celebrated also because almost all of the working citizens of my country receive a good amount of monetary allowances and bonuses during these holidays specifically to celebrate with their families and friends.

Q. 6. What is your idea of a perfect holiday?
Answer: Well, different people have different ideas about a perfect holiday. But, as far I am concerned, my perfect holiday would include spending a day or two at a campsite, away from the crowd and in some secluded parks or gardens, where I will be able to enjoy reading a good book while listening to the chirping sound of birds around me. Of course, while enjoying such a perfect holiday, I also want to make sure that I am completely cut off from civilization, meaning no mobile phone, radio or television.

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