Topic 62  14 December 2018  Holidays

[ PICNIC ** The Box Factory will be closed for Christmas from 14 December until 11 January 2019. IF IT DOESN’T RAIN, on Saturday 29 December 2018 at 12:30pm we will have a picnic in Rymill Park, East Terrace, next to the lake. A kiosk there sells food & drinks, or you can bring your own. See the meetup page for more information. You can put comments about this picnic on the meetup Facebook page at ]

1. What will you do during this Christmas holiday period in Adelaide?

2. How do you like to spend your holidays? Why? How much planning do you do?

3. Some people just like to stay at home in holidays. Why do you think they would prefer that?

4. Compare going on a packaged tour with backpacking. How will the experience of each be different?

5. Which countries have the most real holidays, and which have the least? [hint: America has far fewer holidays than many countries. Why?]

6. For holidays, what is the difference between having a permanent job, a temporary job, and being a student?

7. When most people still lived on small farms, only a few privileged people had 'holidays'. Why do you think this was so?

8. In group holidays, or on cruise ships, many people choose their holiday by their age group. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

9. There is gift giving on some special holidays or during festivals. What is your opinion about giving and receiving gifts like this?

10. When do you aim to retire? Do you think retirement is a "permanent holiday"? What will you do during those years?

62. Holidays  ©Thor May 2018