Have you ever had ‘The Perfect Weekend’
#TGIF. Thank god it’s Friday! A phrase that almost all of us know. Whether you go to school or work, the weekends are something we all look forward to. We could use weekends to do a number of things. Catch up on work for example, but those are the worst kind of weekends, right? What about the best kind of weekends? We’ve all had a few of those. Today, we at Fluentlife are here to teach you how to talk about those weekends. The best kind of weekends. Happy Learning!
So, let’s start by taking a basic situation that all of us can relate to, and work from there.
*It’s Monday, you’ve just come back to work from a wonderful weekend, and want to tell your colleague all about it*
Read on to find the overall flow, specific vocabulary, phrases, and expressions that can be used for an effective and fluent conversation on this topic. Right below is your guide to having an engaging conversation!
A conversation has specific phases that it goes through. Here is a quick look at what we suggest, to guarantee you a smooth conversation.
Content : What is it that you are going to talk about?
Use the wh questions along with the keywords to help you put together the content.
- When did this exciting weekend happen? – Last week, last month, two weeks ago etc.
- What did you do that weekend? – Visited a new cafe, read a book, watched a movie etc.
- Who did you spend the weekend with? – Friends, family, by yourself etc.
- How do you feel about the weekend? – Excited, relaxed, happy etc.
- Where did you go that weekend? – Road trip, Visited a friend, stayed at home etc.
Choosing Contextual Vocabulary
Choosing contextual vocabulary to suit the scenario you’re talking about can be very important when it comes to giving depth and clarity to what you’re trying to say, as well as piquing* your partner’s attention. In this case, you’re talking about a person.
Listed below are a few words and phrases that could come in handy while elaborating on the person you like. Additionally, the meanings of a few starred (*) words are given at the end of this article that you could also use!
- Live performances
Similarly, given below are a few descriptive words and phrases that you could use to make your conversation more interesting!
- Relaxed mood
- Interesting book
- Latest movie
- Binge-watching a TV show
- Healthy exercise
- Late-night plans
- Fun activities
- Long parties
- Tiring chores
- Catching up on sleep
- Short travels
- Cooking new things
- Long road trips
- Sunday blues*
Organizing the Content : Putting it all together to create a comprehensive picture
Now that we know what to talk about and the words to use, let us put them in a logical order.
Initiate the conversation by talking about how nice your weekend was.
I had the best weekend ever! I was able to finally unwind* after all the stress of work.
Talk about why you liked your weekend – here are 5 examples of things you could say
- My weekend was great, I binge-watched the entire fifth season of ‘friends.’
- I was finally able to catch up on sleep during the weekend after all those late nights at work.
- You know that book I’ve been talking about? I finally finished it over the weekend!
- I had a very romantic weekend, I went on a road trip with my husband to the nearby hills.
- I went to the theatres last weekend and watched the latest Marvel movie, it was amazing!
Suggest things your partner could do on the weekend – here are 5 examples of things you could say
- You should watch the latest Marvel movie next weekend, it was really good.
- You could take your wife and go on the road trip I went on, I guarantee that it will be very romantic. The hills are beautiful.
- You seem very stressed, you should try relaxing over the weekend.
- If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, come over, there’s a party at my house.
- You should read this book, I just finished it, it’s great! Maybe try it over the weekend?
A model answer would be as follows :-
I had the best weekend ever! I was able to finally unwind after all the stress of work. I was able to catch up on sleep after all those late nights. You know that book I’ve been talking about? I finally finished it! I also tried cooking something new called ‘Mexican Gumbo.’ It turned out delicious. I also binge-watched the entire fifth season of this new anime my friend told me about. All in all, my weekend was perfect. You seem very stressed, you should try relaxing over the weekend. I can say from personal experience that it really helps.
Meaning of starred (*) words
- Pique – Arouse interest.
- Binge-watch/Binge-read – Spend a lot of time watching or reading something.
- Restaurant hopping – Sample food from multiple restaurants during the same period of time.