Holidays and Outings
It is common in English to ask people about their holidays. In the West many families go away on holiday during the summer months and so it is very usual to ask about this. If the holiday has not yet taken place，then their holiday plans can be talked about. And if it is already over，then where they went，whether they enjoyed it and so on can be discussed. Similar questions are asked before festivals and pubic holidays.
Foreigners living and working in China often have frequent opportunities for travel，either at weekends or during their holiday periods，so questions on this topic can often lead to fruitful discussions. They may be particularly interested to hear comments on which places are worth visiting and why，especially if these places are a little less well known and not clearly described in the tour guides.
Take vacaticn and long weekends. Never let vacation time expire.
看完上文，可知这实际上是一篇讨论英语话题的文章。从这个角度来写“Holidays and Outings”这个题目可谓不无新义。但是在与外国人交往时谈些什么都是一个很现实的问题。本文提供了这一范例。全篇也围这个问题来写，几乎每句话都是紧扣中心的。比如它始终突出了这是一个话题，就反复用“ask”、“discuss”、以及“comment”等词。