Last updated at 15:17 BST, Monday, 18 May 2009

Staycations

A couple enjoying a British 'staycation'

Would you like to save money on your summer holiday this year? How about a 'staycation'?

Rather than take a traditional week or fortnight abroad, many people are now choosing to stay at home in the UK instead, enabling them to explore their local area and see what it has to offer. It certainly costs less money, involves no packing, no airport queues and allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home.

Join Jackie and Kate as they discuss the benefits of 'staycations' and hear from two speakers with very different opinions on the subject.

This week's question:

Which country is the top location for British people to go on holiday at the moment? Is it:

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Staycations

a) Spain
b) France
c) Turkey

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

Vocabulary from the programme

staycation
a combination of the words 'stay' and 'vacation' meaning to spend a holiday at home
liberating
making you feel free and able to behave as you like
a contradiction in terms
to say a combination of things which don't make sense together as some of the words have opposite meanings to each other
same old, same old
an expression we use to refer to doing the same thing repeatedly
to underpin
to give strength and support to something, an argument for example
peace of mind
the ability to relax because there is nothing to worry about
negates
to cancel out the effect of something, therefore making it useless
anticipation
the feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen in the near future
Groundhog Day
an expression used when referring to exactly the same things happening every day

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