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An unusual or unique holiday

Describe an unusual or unique holiday or vacation that you have experienced

You should say:

  • When and where did you go on this holiday
  • Who did you go with
  • What did you do during this holiday

And say what caused this vacation to be unusual 

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Sample Answer 1

I tend to believe that all holidays are meant to be unusual because we, perhaps due to our curious nature, are always looking for something different than what normally happens in our everyday life. But let me tell you about something that is probably different than what many would think of. It was a camping trip. This happened a couple of summers ago. My family decided to visit a national park that has some camping grounds for people to pitch tents in. We loaded up our tents and gear and drove off a few hours west of my hometown.

It’s location was in a well-protected wooded area that is a small hike from a nice blue water lake. We did so many things there that we couldn’t do in the city. And I was so grateful that our time was never distracted for the silence and our smartphones not getting a signal. Before going there, I was a little bit intimidated by the thought of it. I was thinking of biting insects spoiling my time in the great outdoors. But my father, who has a lot of experience knew what to do to protect us. Ok. Let me get back to what we did there.

At night, the most fun I had was building a camp fire, roasting some marshmallows and singing some campfire songs. Oh, and in the day, there were a lot of hiking trails to explore on, but I enjoyed the beach the most. It was so peaceful to sit and look out towards a nice crystal clear lake. Of course, I occasionally jumped in to cool off from the warm summer weather. I did get a bit of a tan, but I wasn’t burnt. Thank goodness for sunscreen. That trip was one wonderful experience that I’ll never forget, and I do think of it as my most unusual holiday because I never did anything like that before. Thank you. That’s all I have to say.

Sample Answer 2

well, I am fond of traveling because, in this way, I get a chance to explore diverse locations and beauty of also provides me a break from my monotonous and mundane routine. I visited so many places with my family and friends. however, here I would like to talk about a trip which is not pre-planned.

last year, I visited my friend’s house with my cousin. we were sitting together and chitchatting with each other .then, suddenly my friend asks us for a trip of Leh Ladakh. we accepted his proposal because it was my dream to go there and luckily my cousin also free at that time. This place was so adventurous. we were a total of six members who were going to this place and icing on the cake was that we went there on our personal bikes. It was a long road trip and we enjoyed our journey a lot.

This was an unusual trip for me because I already visited some of the hill stations, deserts but, I went there the first time. The whole journey was full of thrill and adventurous. we halted two stations in between our journey and around 6 o clock we reached our destination. we stayed in a tent house and enjoyed barbecue food. In addition to it, the next day we went for adventurous activities, for example, jeep safari, mountaineering, tracking, and wild water rafting. We enjoyed all these activities there and believe me it was full of fun. Moreover, we saw a river there which is fully covered with ice and looked so mesmerizing.

Furthermore, we clicked so many photographs in front of the river as well as on the top of the mountain while performing activities. I saved these photographs on my computer, and whenever I saw this picture, I recalled my all memories. All in all, this was an unusual trip which I enjoyed a lot.

Sample Answer 3:

Well, during my whole life, I have enjoyed my vacations such as summer vacations, winter holidays, and so on. Most of the time, I went to see historical places in India. Some vacations were usual but some were special or unusual. So here I would like to talk about one of them. About 1 year ago, my cousin’s brother named Lovepreet came to India in order to meet his relatives or other near and dear ones. I met with him and we shared many things with each other. He stayed at his own home with his family.

Between this, one day, he came to my house at 8.00 p.m. He requested us to go with him to visit a historical place named red fort. My parents, as well as I, also didn’t want to say no to him because he came to my house after a long time. So, we agreed with his decision. Lovepreet explained to me that we are going by car which he had hired from a car agency. I was too excited about this excursion. We all the family members went with him as well as his parents also joined us.

At 9 p.m., we reached the Historical place Red Fort in Delhi. It is a beautiful place where many people come to see it. At that time, my father explained the history of this place. According to him, this place was built by the Mughal empire named Shah Jahan. He constructed it when he shifted India’s capital from Agra to Delhi. He lived there with his family.

In addition, the ceremonies of independence day of India are performed in Red fort every year. Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) of India waves the national flag on Red Fort. This place is also known as Lal Kila. Apart from it, when we went there, an exhibition was held in Red Fort. People from different states of India came there in order to sell their handcrafts as they set up their stalls there.

I got a chance to see this exhibition as well as I bought some souvenirs from there. Also, I clicked some photographs there on my mobile phone. All in all, we enjoyed it a lot. I said thanks to my cousin’s brother, who took us there.

Sample Answer 4

Every year I go to some holiday destination with my family in summer vacations. This is the time of the year I really look forward to because for few days I can completely forget my worries and enjoy to the fullest. These vacations are refreshing for all of us and help to bring the family closer. In the summer vacations of the last 5 years we have explored all the major hill stations in our part of the country.

I have a predilection for hilly areas as being a resident of a metro city I seldom get to see such beautiful sites full of greenery and fresh air. Although there are a couple of more hill stations which are on my bucket list, this year I went to a place which turned out to be the most unusual and most exciting trip of my life. Two months back my cousin’s family went to the Andaman Islands. I checked his photos on Facebook and in those photos, the place looked attractive.

But when he came back and detailed me about the place, it really got my curiosity awakened. So I talked to my parents about visiting the Islands and booked the train tickets to Kochi. The journey by train takes nearly two days to finish which terminates at Kochi from where the last mile to the Islands is covered by a ship.

The moment I got off the ship I realized that Andaman is like no other place I had seen in India. It is an epitome of nature’s creativity, with hills on one side and the vast expanse of sea beach on the other. There is so much greenery and open spaces that I could not believe such a place could exist in this modern urbanized world. The frenzy of urbanization has not yet touched this part of our nation and there are still tribes present there which are living in their orthodox way. I met a few guys from these tribes and was really fascinated with their way of living.

I also learned about a few of their traditions which we would find absurd but are an integral part of their existence. Their diet is also absolutely different from what we normally have in our daily lives. Their diet primarily consists of sea creatures and my cousin had shown me pictures of their meals which had sea creatures which I could not even imagine to ingest.

I was really enthralled by this visit as I got to see a completely different facet of mankind and nature. I was absolutely enchanted by the beauty of the Islands and loved to experience it firsthand. On top of that, I had never seen a beach before so this visit also helped me to cross another item off my bucket list.

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