It is so hot and it’s summertime! You will feel now the heat of the sun. Perhaps, some of you are thinking to go swimming at the beautiful beaches all over the world. In connection to that, communication is very essential to talk to people when meeting new friends on your vacation.
The words below sound easy but for those who are starting to learn the English language, these words are absolutely difficult. So, when you are planning to do some outdoor activities this summer, try to learn these words and understand what other people on the beach or anywhere else might say to you.
Enjoy learning! 🙂
Backpacking – the activity of travelling or going camping while carrying your clothes and other things that you need in a backpack.
Bathing suit – a piece of clothing for swimming; a swimsuit.
Beach – a flat, sloping area of sand or small stones beside the sea or a lake.
Blistering heat – very strong or extremely hot.
Breeze – a light wind.
Camping – the act of staying and sleeping in an outside area for one or more days and nights, usually in a tent.
Canoeing – the sport or activity of paddling a light, narrow boat.
Deck chair – a folding chair, usually with a frame of treated wood or other material.
Diving – an activity in which people jump head first into water, or move down under the water with special breathing equipment.
Fishing rod – a long pole made of wood, plastic, etc. with a line attached to it and a hook at the end of the line, used for catching fish.
Flip flops – open shoe, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it.
Floaty – an inflatable object on which a person may sit or recline while floating in water.
Frisbee – a brand name for a plastic disk that is thrown between people as a game, or the game of throwing this disk.
Hiking – the activity of going for long walks in the countryside.
Humidity – a measure of how wet the air is.
Indoors – into or inside a building.
Lifeguard – a person on a beach or at a swimming pool whose job is to make certain that the people who swim are safe and to save them if they are in danger.
Muggy – (of weather) very warm and humid (= containing a lot of very small drops of water in the air).
Outdoors – a place outside, away from buildings, where you can experience nature.
Outing – a short journey made by a group of people, usually for pleasure or education.
Peak season – the time of year when a lot of people travel and prices are usually at their highest.
Picnic – a meal you take to a place outside to be eaten there in an informal way, or an occasion on which such a meal is eaten.
Road trip – a long trip or holiday taken by car.
Sailing – the sport or activity of using boats with sails.
Sandcastle – a model building of sand, often made by children on the beach.
Sightseeing – the act of visiting interesting places, esp. while on vacation.
Summer solstice – also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
Sunlounger – a comfortable chair on which people can sit or lie in order to relax, especially outside in hot weather.
Sunburn – a condition in which your skin is sore and red because you have spent too long in the strong heat of the sun.
Sundress – an informal dress without sleeves that is worn in hot weather.
Sunscreen – a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun.
Sweltering – extremely and uncomfortably hot.
Swimming trunks – a piece of men’s clothing that is worn when swimming.
Tank top – a piece of clothing that covers the upper part of the body but not the arms, and usually has a U-shaped opening at the neck.
Tent – a movable shelter, usually made of a strong cloth supported by poles and held in position by ropes fixed to the ground.
Trip – an occasion on which someone goes to a place and returns from it, or the act of traveling from one place to another.
Voyage – a long trip, especially by ship.
Water park – a large area containing several different pools, usually with equipment and activities for swimmers, that visitors pay to use.
Waterskiing – a sport in which you are pulled along the surface of a lake or ocean by a boat while balancing on a pair of skis fastened to your feet.
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sources: https://dictionary.cambridge.org, https://en.wikipedia.org, www.google.com