Your weekend formal and informal questions

Student A

Did you have to work at the weekend?

Did you get much work/ study done?

You told me that you were going to… Did it all go according to plan?

Did you do much at the weekend?/ Were you busy at the weekend?

Did you have the chance to get out of town?

Did you have a good weekend?

Can I ask what you did over the weekend?

Did you get caught in the rain?

You don’t look very well. Would it be too personal to ask if something is wrong?

Did you enjoy the sun?

I hope you avoided the traffic jams/ rain

I hope you had fun on your days off

Your partner has more informal versions of some of the questions above (other questions don’t match up). Work together and try and match them up (initially without showing your sheet to your partner)

Useful vocabularyCatch up on sleep/ Slept like a log/ Have a lie inSame ole same ole/ Nothing specialChill out/ Relax

Rush about

Go on a trip/ Get out of town

Long weekend/ Three day weekend

Daytrip

A weekend away

Sightseeing

Tidy my flat

Window shopping/ Do the shopping/ Go shopping

Just hung around at home

Meet up with a  few mates

A beer or two/ A few drinks

DIY/ Decorating

A family gathering

(Very) productive

I had a nightmare/ It was a total ‘mare/ Not too good, I’m afraid

Can’t complain/ It was alright

It was just what I needed

I need a holiday to recover from my holiday/ Exhausting

I spent a fortune

I got soaked to the skin

Great, we won four nil/ We thrashed Arsenal four nil

I went for a drive (in the countryside)

I went for walk

High school reunion/ I met up with some old friends

Reactions

I envy you

Rather you than me

That doesn’t sound like you/ Can’t imagine you enjoyed that very much

No way!/ You’re kidding!


Your weekend formal and informal questions

Student B

Is that a suntan I see? Played golf again, by any chance?

See the (big) match/ game?

Did you get a chance to chill?

Horrible weather, wasn’t it?

Get up to much?

Did you get out and about?

Have a good one?

What did you get up to at the weekend?

Was it hot enough for yer?

I heard that you… last weekend. Is the gossip true?

Are those love bites I see?

Do anything exciting/ interesting?

Go anywhere nice?

I hope you had more fun than me!

You look knackered/ exhausted/ You look like I feel. Baby keeping you up?

Get soaked like I did?

You look like death warmed up. What’ve you been up to?

You’re looking relaxed. Good weekend?

Your partner has more formal versions of some of the questions above (other questions don’t match up). Work together and try and match them up (initially without showing your sheet to your partner)

Useful vocabularyCatch up on sleep/ Slept like a log/ Have a lie inSame ole same ole/ Nothing specialChill out/ Relax

Rush about

Go on a trip/ Get out of town

Long weekend/ Three day weekend

Daytrip

A weekend away

Sightseeing

Tidy my flat

Window shopping/ Do the shopping/ Go shopping

Just hung around at home

Meet up with a  few mates

A beer or two/ A few drinks

DIY/ Decorating

A family gathering

(Very) productive

I had a nightmare/ It was a total ‘mare/ Not too good, I’m afraid

Can’t complain/ It was alright

It was just what I needed

I need a holiday to recover from my holiday/ Exhausting

I spent a fortune

I got soaked to the skin

Great, we won four nil/ We thrashed Arsenal four nil

I went for a drive (in the countryside)

I went for walk

High school reunion/ I met up with some old friends

Reactions

I envy you

Rather you than me

That doesn’t sound like you/ Can’t imagine you enjoyed that very much

No way!/ You’re kidding!

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