The following vocabulary is useful for talking about holidays.
Free time and holidays
- Vacation – this is the American word for a holiday. Note that you can use American English or British English in the IELTS test (or even a mix of both)
- A weekend break – a common expression to talk about going to a different town or city from Friday to Sunday
- Downtime – period where you are not working or being active
- Leave of absence – time when you have permission to be absent from work