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This week the ‘Thinking in English’ Community is talking about what you will be doing this summer!

The summer is here and many people make plans to enjoy the summer in different ways.

Talking about the summer will give us the opportunity to practice using the future tense(s) in English! What will you do? What are you going to do? What are you doing this summer?

Here are 10 conversation questions to get you talking about what you will be doing this summer!

Conversation Questions: What Will You Be Doing This Summer?

1. What are you most looking forward to this summer?

2. Will you have a lot of time off of work during the summer?

3. Are you going to travel this summer? 

4. What plans do you have for after the summer?

5. Do you prefer the summer to other seasons?

6. What are your favourite summer activities?

7. Will this year’s summer be too hot to enjoy?

8. What are the best ways to keep children happy and busy during the summer holidays?

9. What do you think summer activities will look like in the future?

10. “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” 

— Anton Chekhov

How much do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Vocabulary List:

  • Look Forward To
    • to feel pleased and excited about something that is going to happen.
  • Season
    • one of the four periods of the year; spring, summer, autumn, or winter.
  • Busy
    • If you are busy, you are working hard, or giving your attention to a particular thing.
  • Holidays
    • a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want.
Autumn is a season when the leaves turn brown on the trees. Photo from Designecologist on
Our modern work-centered lives can become overly busy. Photo from Andrea Piacquadio on

Model Answers:

B1 (Intermediate) Model Answers


  • Relax
    • to become less active and more calm and happy.
  • Sandcastle
    • a model castle of sand, usually made by children playing on the beach.
  • Cousin
    • a child of a person’s aunt or uncle, or, more generally, a distant (= not close) relation.
  • Align
    • to be the same or similar, or to agree with each other; to make two things do this.
  • Set Out
    • to start an activity with a particular aim.
  • Scorching
    • very hot. 
  • Fingers Crossed
    • used when you hope very much that something will happen in the way that you want.
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B2 (Upper Intermediate) Model Answers


  • Organise
    • to make arrangements for something to happen.
  • Engage
    • to become involved, or have contact, with someone or something.
  • Vibrant
    • bright and strong.
  • Abundance
    • the situation in which there is more than enough of something.
  • Several
    • some; an amount that is not exact but is fewer than many.
  • Attend
    • to go to an event, place, etc..
  • Amusement Park
    • a place where people can go to enjoy games, rides, and other activities (theme park).
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C1 (Advanced Level) Model Answers


  • Finalise
    • to make a final and certain decision about a plan, date, etc..
  • Destination
    • the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken.
  • Barbecue
    • a metal frame on which meat, fish, or vegetables are cooked outdoors over a fire.
  • Leisurely
    • used to describe an action that is done in a relaxed way, without hurrying.
  • Virtual Reality
    • a set of images and sounds, produced by a computer, that seem to represent a place or a situation that a person can take part in.
  • Augmented Reality
    • images produced by a computer and used together with a view of the real world.
  • Prevalent
    • existing very commonly or happening often.
  • Conscious
    • to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present.
  • Itinerary
    • a detailed plan or route of a journey.
  • Strive
    • to try very hard to do something or to make something happen, especially for a long time or against difficulties.
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By Thomas Brock

Hi I'm Thomas and I'm an English language teacher and editor. I teach English to adults from all over the world. I focus on written English and on conversational English. I also edit written English in a number of different fields and areas. When I'm not teaching I'm travelling as much as I can, cooking new dishes, and trying hard to play and watch sports.

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