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English Conversation Topic 55
Talking about holidays in English

Conversation Starters
Let's talk about a fun topic holidays! Start interesting English conversations using the holiday-related questions below. If you do not have a conversation partner, try to answer each question yourself, using complete English sentences.
1. What is the biggest holiday of the year in your country?

2. Do you have a favorite holiday? What is it?

3. Does your country have an autumn "harvest festival" of some kind?

4. Does your country have any holidays related to lovers, like Valentine's Day?

5. Does your country have any funny holidays like April Fool's Day?

6. Are there any special foods connected with holidays in your country?

7. Are holidays approved by the government in your country or are they based on traditions?

8. Who do you like to spend holidays with? What do you do together?

Discussion Questions
Now try to have longer conversations about holidays using the open-ended questions below. If you do not have a conversation partner, think of your own answers in English, using complete sentences.
1. What is the main purpose of holidays? (Try to think of general reasons as well as specific reasons.)

2. What are your favorite things to do during holidays and why do you enjoy doing them?

3. Are there any special things we can do for poor people, or for those who are less fortunate than us, during the holidays?

4. Can you describe some gift-giving rituals in your country? Who gives gifts to whom? Why?

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