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Free English Reading Lesson - Summer Bucket List A2 B1 Level
This is a free B1 intermediate level English reading lesson about summer activities, generated using Cathoven AI tools. It includes the reading and reading comprehension exercises in various formats together with the answer keys and explanations.

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Summer Bucket List

Free English Reading Lesson - Summer Bucket List A2 B1 Level

Summer is the perfect time to create a bucket list of exciting activities. Here are some ideas to make the most of the warm weather.

First, consider taking a road trip to explore a new destination or attraction. Pack your bags, grab some snacks, and hit the open road for adventure. You could visit a national park, go camping, or check out a festival.

Next, try learning a new skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to pursue. Sign up for a cooking class, take a dance lesson, or learn photography. Summer is the ideal time to expand your knowledge and try something different.

Another great idea is to spend more time outdoors enjoying nature’s beauty and wonders. Go hiking on a scenic trail, have a picnic in the park, or stargaze. Take advantage of the longer days and pleasant weather to appreciate the environment.

Finally, don’t forget to relax and unwind during the summer months as well. Catch up on your reading list, host a backyard barbecue, or lounge poolside. Take some time for yourself to recharge and enjoy the season’s simple pleasures.

No matter what activities you choose, creating a summer bucket list is fun. Make the most of this special time of year with memorable experiences.

General Level: B1.2

Vocabulary: B1.3

Verb Form: A1.8

Clause: A2.6

Wordlist

backyard    NOUN    B2    1

Definition (En):

  1. the grounds in back of a house

 

host    VERB    B2    1

Definition (En):

  1. a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
    n. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
    n. archaic terms for army
    n. any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event

 

lounge    VERB    C2    1

Definition (En):

  1. a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    v. sit or recline comfortably

 

matt    ADV    +∞    1

Definition (En):

n the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
s not reflecting light; not glossy

 

memorable    ADJ    B2    1

Definition (En):

  1. worth remembering

 

pursue    VERB    B2    1

Definition (En):

  1. follow in or as if in pursuit
    v. carry further or advance

 

read    NOUN    C2    1

Definition (En):

  1. something that is read
    v. interpret something that is written or printed
    v. have or contain a certain wording or form
    v. look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

 

recharge    VERB    C1    1

Definition (En):

  1. load anew
    v. charge anew

 

scenic    ADJ    C1    1

Definition (En):

  1. used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
    a. of or relating to the stage or stage scenery

 

stargaze    VERB    +∞    1

Definition (En):

  1. observe the stars

 

trail    NOUN    B2    1

Definition (En):

  1. a track or mark left by something that has passed
    n. a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
    v. move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
    v. hang down so as to drag along the ground

 

unwind    VERB    C1    1

Definition (En):

  1. reverse the winding or twisting of
    v. separate the tangles of

Phrases and Idioms

Lemma

Sentences

bucket list

  Summer is the perfect time to create a bucket list of exciting activities.

  No matter what activities you choose, creating a summer bucket list is fun.

make the most of (something)

  Here are some ideas to make the most of the warm weather.

  Make the most of this special time of year with memorable experiences.

as well

  Finally, don’t forget to relax and unwind during the summer months as well.

catch up on (something)

  Catch up on your reading list, host a backyard barbecue, or lounge poolside.

check out

  You could visit a national park, go camping, or check out a festival.

pack your bags

  Pack your bags, grab some snacks, and hit the open road for adventure.

road trip

  First, consider taking a road trip to explore a new destination or attraction.

sign up

  Sign up for a cooking class, take a dance lesson, or learn photography.

take advantage of (someone or something)

Take advantage of the longer days and pleasant weather to appreciate the environment.

 

True / False / Not Given

  1. Summer is the best time to build a snowman and enjoy hot chocolate.

 

  1. Going on a road trip can be an adventurous way to explore new places during summer.

 

  1. You should try to learn new hobbies like cooking or dancing during summer.

 

  1. It is recommended to visit an amusement park for thrilling experiences.

 

  1. Hiking on a scenic trail is a good way to enjoy nature’s beauty.

 

  1. Winter months are ideal for relaxing poolside and hosting barbecues.

 

  1. Taking time to unwind is important during the summer as well.

 

  1. Reading is an activity suggested for relaxation in the summer.

 

  1. Creating a summer bucket list is a boring and unnecessary activity.

 

  1. Hiking and picnicking are activities you can include in your summer bucket list.

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Short Answer Questions

  1. What is one way to explore a new destination during summer?

 

  1. Why is summer described as the ideal time to expand your knowledge?

 

  1. What activity is recommended for enjoying nature’s beauty during summer?

 

  1. What activity suggests taking advantage of longer days and pleasant weather?

 

  1. What is one way to relax and unwind during summer?

 

  1. What activity can be done to appreciate the environment?

 

  1. What hobby is suggested to pursue during summer?

 

  1. What is one recommendation for socializing during summer?

 

  1. What is proposed to make the most of summer’s special time?

 

  1. What activity involves travelling and exploring during summer?

Writing Exercise

Q. Create your own summer bucket list. Write a paragraph describing at least three activities you want to do this summer and explain why you chose them.

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True / False / Not Given Answers

1.

Answer: Not Given

Explanation: The text doesn’t mention building a snowman or enjoying hot chocolate during summer.

Answer location: “N/A”

 

2.

Answer: True

Explanation: The text describes a road trip as an adventurous way to explore a new destination.

Answer location: “First, consider taking a road trip to explore a new destination or attraction. Pack your bags, grab some snacks, and hit the open road for adventure.”

 

3.

Answer: True

Explanation: The text suggests taking cooking classes, dance lessons, or learning photography as new hobbies to try during summer.

Answer location: “Next, try learning a new skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to pursue. Sign up for a cooking class, take a dance lesson, or learn photography.”

 

4.

Answer: Not Given

Explanation: The text does not mention visiting an amusement park for thrilling experiences.

Answer location: “N/A”

 

5.

Answer: True

Explanation: The text suggests that hiking on a scenic trail is one way to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Answer location: “Go hiking on a scenic trail, have a picnic in the park, or stargaze. Take advantage of the longer days and pleasant weather to appreciate the environment.”

 

6.

Answer: Not Given

Explanation: The text does not mention winter months in relation to relaxing poolside and hosting barbecues.

Answer location: “N/A”

7.

Answer: True

Explanation: The text explicitly states the importance of relaxing and unwinding during summer.

Answer location: “Finally, don’t forget to relax and unwind during the summer months as well. Catch up on your reading list, host a backyard barbecue, or lounge poolside.”

 

8.

Answer: True

Explanation: The text includes catching up on your reading list as one of the relaxation activities for summer.

Answer location: “Finally, don’t forget to relax and unwind during the summer months as well. Catch up on your reading list, host a backyard barbecue, or lounge poolside.”

 

9.

Answer: False

Explanation: The text encourages creating a summer bucket list as a fun activity, contrary to the statement that it is boring and unnecessary.

Answer location: “No matter what activities you choose, creating a summer bucket list is fun. Make the most of this special time of year with memorable experiences.”

 

10.

Answer: True

Explanation: The text mentions hiking and having a picnic as activities to include in a summer bucket list.

Answer location: “Go hiking on a scenic trail, have a picnic in the park, or stargaze. Take advantage of the longer days and pleasant weather to appreciate the environment.”

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Short Answer Answers

1.

Answer: Taking a road trip.

Explanation: The text suggests taking a road trip as a way to explore new destinations during summer.

Answer location: “First, consider taking a road trip to explore a new destination or attraction.”

 

2.

Answer: The warm weather and availability of free time.

Explanation: Due to warm weather and often having more free time, summer is perfect for pursuing new hobbies or skills.

Answer location: “Summer is the ideal time to expand your knowledge and try something different.”

 

3.

Answer: Go hiking on a scenic trail.

Explanation: The text lists hiking on scenic trails as one way to appreciate nature’s beauty.

Answer location: “Go hiking on a scenic trail, have a picnic in the park, or stargaze.”

 

4.

Answer: Stargaze.

Explanation: The text highlights stargazing during longer days and pleasant weather.

Answer location: “Take advantage of the longer days and pleasant weather to appreciate the environment.”

 

5.

Answer: Catch up on your reading list.

Explanation: The text lists catching up on your reading list as one way to relax during summer.

Answer location: “Finally, don’t forget to relax and unwind during the summer months as well. Catch up on your reading list, host a backyard barbecue, or lounge poolside.”

 

6.

Answer: Have a picnic in the park.

Explanation: The text suggests having a picnic in the park to enjoy and appreciate the environment.

Answer location: “Go hiking on a scenic trail, have a picnic in the park, or stargaze.”

 

7.

Answer: Learn photography.

Explanation: The text suggests learning photography as a new hobby during summer.

Answer location: “Sign up for a cooking class, take a dance lesson, or learn photography.”

 

8.

Answer: Host a backyard barbecue.

Explanation: Hosting a backyard barbecue is suggested for socializing and relaxing during summer.

Answer location: “Catch up on your reading list, host a backyard barbecue, or lounge poolside.”

 

9.

Answer: Creating a summer bucket list.

Explanation: The text recommends creating a summer bucket list to enjoy memorable experiences.

Answer location: “Make the most of this special time of year with memorable experiences.”

 

10.

Answer: Visit a national park.

Explanation: Visiting a national park is one of the activities listed for traveling and exploring.

Answer location: “You could visit a national park, go camping, or check out a festival.”

 

 

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