Thứ Tư, 26 tháng 4, 2023

Talking about Outdoor activities!


Hiking (n) /ˈhaɪkɪŋ/

Let's go hiking this weekend to explore the mountains.

Camping (n) /ˈkæmpɪŋ/ **

We enjoyed camping under the stars last night.

Fishing (n) /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/

My father loves fishing by the river.

Swimming (n) /ˈswɪmɪŋ/

The children go swimming in the ocean.

Sunbathing (n) /ˈsʌnˌbeɪðɪŋ/

They spend the afternoon sunbathing on the beach.

Sailing (n) /ˈseɪlɪŋ/

We learn how to sailing on the lake.

Cycling (n) /ˈsaɪklɪŋ/

Cycling is a great way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

Rock climbing (n) /ˈrɒk ˌklaɪmɪŋ/

She's an experienced rock climber and loves the challenge.

Birdwatching (n) /ˈbɜːdˌwɒtʃɪŋ/

They go birdwatching in the forest and see many different species.

Stargazing (n) /ˈstɑːrˌɡeɪzɪŋ/

The clear night sky is perfect for stargazing.

Picnicking (n) /ˈpɪknɪkɪŋ/ 

We had a lovely picnic lunch in the park.

Canoeing (n) /kəˈnuːɪŋ/

Canoeing down the river is a peaceful experience.

Horseback riding (n) /ˈhɔːrsbæk ˌraɪdɪŋ/

Horseback riding through the trails was an adventure.

Skiing (n) /ˈskiːɪŋ/ 

We go skiing in the mountains and having a blast.

Snowboarding (n) /ˈsnoʊˌbɔːrdɪŋ/

He's passionate about snowboarding and goes every winter.

Sledding (n) /ˈsledɪŋ/

The kids have fun sledding down the hill.

Ice skating (n) /ˈaɪs ˌskeɪtɪŋ/

Ice skating at the rink is a popular winter activity.

Surfing (n) /ˈsɜːfɪŋ/

Surfing requires balance and skill.

Scuba diving (n) /ˈskuːbə ˌdaɪvɪŋ/

Scuba diving allows you to explore the underwater world.

Backpacking (n) /ˈbækˌpækɪŋ/

They go backpacking through Southeast Asia for 6 months.


Beach (n) /biːtʃ/ **

We spent the day relaxing on the beach.

Mountains (n) /ˈmaʊntɪnz/

The view from the mountains is breathtaking.

Forest (n) /ˈfɒrɪst/

We hike through the dense forest.

Lake (n) /leɪk/

The calm lake was perfect for swimming.

River (n) /ˈrɪvər/

They kayak down the winding river.’

Trail (n) /treɪl/

We follow the trail to the top of the mountain.

Park (n) /pɑːrk/

We have a picnic in the park.

Campground (n) /ˈkæmpɡraʊnd/

The campground is full of tents and RVs.

Ocean (n) /ˈoʊʃən/

The vast ocean stretch out before us.

Woods (n) /wʊdz/

We got lost in the woods.


Refreshed (adj) /rɪˈfreʃt/ **

Spending time outdoors always makes me feel refreshed.

Peaceful (adj) /ˈpiːsfəl/

The quiet forest is a peaceful escape from the city.

Energetic (adj) /ˌenərˈdʒetɪk/

I felt energetic after my morning hike.

Free (adj) /friː/ 

Being outdoors give me a sense of freedom.

Excited (adj) /ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/

The kids are excited about going camping.

Relaxed (adj) /rɪˈlækst/ **

Sunbathing on the beach is so relaxing.

Content (adj) /kənˈtent/

I felt content watching the sunset over the mountains.


What is your favorite outdoor activity and why?

Where do you like to go hiking?

Have you ever been camping? If so, where did you go?

How do you feel when you spend time outdoors?

What are some benefits of being in nature?

Do you prefer spending time at the beach or in the mountains?

What is your favorite season for outdoor activities?

What are some fun things to do at the park?

Have you ever tried any water sports like kayaking or surfing?

What are some of your favorite childhood memories of playing outdoors?

If you could go on an outdoor adventure anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Do you think it's important for children to spend time playing outdoors? Why or why not?

What are some ways to stay safe while enjoying outdoor activities?


Improve physical health (v) /ɪmˈpruːv ˈfɪzɪkəl helθ/ **

Regular hiking can improve your health.

Reduce stress (v) /rɪˈduːs stres/ **

Spending time in nature is a great way to reduce stress.

Boost mood (v) /buːst muːd/

Exercise and fresh air can boost your mood and energy levels.

Strengthen relationships (v) /ˈstreŋkθən rɪˈleɪʃənʃɪps/

Outdoor activities are a fun way to bond with family and friends.

Connect with nature (v) /kəˈnekt wɪθ ˈneɪtʃər/

Spending time outdoors allows you to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Improve sleep quality (v) /ɪmˈpruːv sliːp ˈkwɒləti/ 

Physical activity and fresh air can lead to better sleep.

Improve creativity (v) /ɪnˈhæns kriːeɪˈtɪvəti/ **

Being in nature can spark your imagination and creativity.

Promote mindfulness (v) /prəˈmoʊt ˈmaɪndfəlnəs/

Outdoor activities encourage you to be present in the moment.

Develop new skills (v) /dɪˈveləp nuː skɪlz/

You can learn new skills like camping, fishing, or kayaking.


Sunburn (n) /ˈsʌnbɜːrn/

Wear sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn.

Insect bites (n) /ˈɪnˌsekt baɪts/

Use insect repellent to prevent insect bites.

Heatstroke (n) /ˈhiːtˌstroʊk/

Take breaks and stay hydrated to prevent heatstroke.

Injuries (n) /ˈɪndʒəri/ **

Be careful when participating in outdoor activities to avoid injuries.

Getting lost (v) /ˈɡetɪŋ lɒst/ **

Always tell someone where you're going and when you expect to return.


What is your favorite way to explore nature on foot?

What do you pack for a fun outdoor meal?

How does riding a bike make your body feel?

Where do people sleep in tents ?

Have you ever gotten bitten by bugs outside? 

How can you make lying in the sun at the beach safely?

How do you stay warm while sliding down snowy hills?

How does riding a horse through the trees make you feel?

Why do you feel relaxed when spending time sleeping in a tent in the woods?

How can outdoor experiences help you learn and grow as a person?

What are some ways to make sure everyone can enjoy spending time outdoors, regardless of their age or physical abilities?

How can you take care of the natural environment while camping?

Tell me about a time when being outside made you feel happy and refreshed?

What are some ways to reduce stress while camping in the wilderness?

What are some ways to connect with nature even if you live in a city?

How do you feel after taking a trip to the beach or mountain ?