English Practice

Conversation Questions: TRAVEL and HOLIDAYS

I put together these conversation questions for both English teachers and students. They can be used in class, or with a study buddy, or with somebody you do a language exchange with.

TIPS for Learners

🔹 In those in-between times when you can’t find somebody to practise with I recommending trying to write down your answers, or even talking out loud to yourself!

🔹 Ensure you make notes of useful words and phrases that you either couldn’t remember or didn’t know when you were trying to explain something. This will really help you to move forward with your English.

🔹 I also highly recommend going through the questions a second or third time at a later date with somebody else, as a way of revision, and you are sure to notice that you are able to explain things faster and more effectively.

🔹 Where possible, expand on your answers, give more details. If you don’t know the vocabulary you need, look it up!

🔹 If you’re asking the questions, remember to use follow-up questions too. If the conversation goes off on a tangent that’s totally fine – as long as you’re practising, you’re learning!


1. Why do people travel?
2. Which countries have you been to?
3. Which is the most interesting city you have ever been to?
4. What’s the best holiday you’ve ever had (home or abroad)?
5. Which places in your country would you recommend people visit and why?
6. Do you like to just relax on holiday or do you prefer to be quite active?
7. Do you buy postcards or souvenirs when you are on holiday?
8. Do you always try the local cuisine when you travel?
9. Which countries’ cultures do you find the most appealing and why?
10. Do you think it is important to learn some of the local language before you go?
11. What different kinds of holidays are there?
12. Should people spend more time visiting their own countries?
13. What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by plane?
14. When it is hot would you rather spend time by the sea or up in the mountains?
15. What’s the most interesting museum or art gallery that you’ve visited?
16. What’s the strangest museum you’ve ever visited?
17. What’s your favourite memory from a trip or holiday?
18. Where did you see the best scenery?
19. Where were people the most welcoming?
20. What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you while travelling?
21. What positive things does travel bring people?
22. How can we more mindful about the environment when we travel?
23. What advantages and disadvantages does tourism bring?
24. What’s the best book about travel that you have read?
25. If money were no object, where would you like to live for month?
26. Which country or city would you recommend to someone who loves
….animals and nature
….the mountains
….sport and being outdoors
… art
….culture in general

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Grammar Exercises

Adjective or Adverb? (1)

Complete the sentences using the adjective or adverb in brackets.

  1. “Shall we meet outside the cinema at seven?” – “Yes, ____!”    (perfect/perfectly)
  2. Why don’t you have a break? You’ve been working very ____.    (hard/hardly)
  3. It’s ____ cold today so make sure you wear your winter coat.  (terrible/terribly)
  4. The milk smells really ____. Don’t drink it!  (bad/badly)
  5. Ewan is very tired as he ____ slept last night.  (hard/hardly)
  6. He asked ____ for another glass of water.  (polite/politely)
  7. You’re very ____ today. Is something wrong?   (quiet/quietly)
  8. You look ____. Why don’t you sit down?   (tired/tiredly)
  9. The weather can change very ____ here.   (sudden/suddenly)
  10. Please close the door ____.   (quiet/quietly)
  11. I couldn’t finish the stew. It tasted ____ . (awful/awfully)
  12. Jack seems very ____ . (nice/nicely)


    1. perfect
    2. hard
    3. terribly
    4. bad
    5. hardly
    6. politely
    7. quiet
    8. tired
    9. suddenly
    10. quietly
    11. awful
    12. nice

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Grammar Exercises

HAVE something DONE (1)

Structure: HAVE + something + PAST PARTICIPLE 

We use HAVE SOMETHING DONE/MADE/FIXED etc when we want to say that we ask or pay somebody to do something for us. They perform this action on our behalf, often because we don’t possess the necessary skills.

Add the correct form of have + the past participle of the verb in brackets.

  1. I need to _____ a spare house key _____ for my sister.  (make)
  2. “Where’s Antonia?” – “She’s _____ her hair _____.”  (do)
  3. “Are you sure you can see properly? Maybe you should _____ your eyes _____.” (check)
  4. They are going to ____ a burglar alarm _____ tomorrow.  (install)
  5. We didn’t feel like cooking so we _____ a pizza _____. (deliver)
  6. We’re _____ our roof _____ at the moment. (repair)
  7. When was the last time you _____ your car _____? (service)
  8. Billy _____ his tonsils _____ out last Thursday. (take out)
  9. Joanna’s mother says that she can _____ her ears _____ but she absolutely can not _____ a tattoo _____! (pierce; do)
  10. Bryan  _____ his appendix _____ when he was ten. (remove)
  11. Jeff can afford to  _____ all his shirts _____ every week.  (iron)
  12. Rachel is not looking forward to _____ her legs _____ tomorrow. (wax)


1. have…made
2. having…done
3. have…checked
4. have…installed
5. had…delivered
6. having…repaired
7. had…serviced
8. had…taken out
9. have…pierced; have…done
10. had…removed
11. to have…ironed
12. having…waxed