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48 English Summer Vocabulary

Summer Vocabulary in English

In this English speaking lesson you will learn some interesting English vocabulary to talk about summer and improve your English speaking. The temperature is starting to rise, it is hot, it is sunny, people like to go to the beach or on vacation. Yes, it's summer season! In this lesson we will look at some general vocabulary for summer.


Summer vocabulary in English


This English summer vocabulary will help you better describe your summer routine. 


1. Air conditioner: A machine that keeps the air cool in a building or car. noun

  • The room is cooled with air conditioner.

2. Bathing suit: A piece of clothing that you wear for swimming. noun

  • I love to put on a bathing suit and parade on the beach. 

3. Beach: A pebbly or sandy shore, especially by the ocean between high- and low-water marks. noun

  • Fabulous sandy beaches.

4. Bikini: A very brief two-piece swimsuit for women. noun

  • Karen put on a yellow sun dress over her bikini. 

8. Camp: An area where people stay in tents for a short time, usually on holiday. noun

  • We set up camp near a stream.

9. Camping: The activity of spending a vacation living in a camp, tent, or camper. noun

  • Visitors can go camping in the vast wilderness surrounding the mountains.

7. Diving: The activity or sport of swimming under water, usually using special breathing equipment. noun

  • We went diving in the Red Sea.

8. Fan: An apparatus with rotating blades that creates a current of air for cooling or ventilation. noun

  • A couple of ceiling fans, lazily turning.

9. Grass: A common plant with thin, green leaves that grows close to the ground. noun 

  • The grass is still wet.

10. Heat

A: The quality of being hot or warm. noun

  • The heat of his body.

B: The temperature of something. noun

  • Cook over a low heat.

C: To make something become hot or warm. verb

  • I’ll just heat up some soup. 

11. Heat wave: A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather. noun

  • When a heatwave occurs many people become increasingly bad-tempered.

12. Hiking: The activity of going for long walks, especially in the country or woods. noun

  • She enjoys hiking and climbing in her spare time. 

13. Holiday

A: A time when you do not have to go to work or school. noun

  • The school holidays. 

B: A long visit to a place away from where you live, for pleasure. noun

  • Are you going on holiday this year?

C: To have your holiday somewhere. verb

  • We usually holiday in Spain. 

14. Humidity: The state or quality of being humid. noun

  • The heat and humidity were insufferable. 

15. Ice cream: A soft frozen food made with sweetened and flavored milk fat. noun

  • Ice cream is popular among children. 

16. Lightning: The occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder. noun

  • A tremendous flash of lightning.

17. Ocean: A very large expanse of sea, in particular each of the main areas into which the sea is divided geographically. noun

  • She stood on the beach, gazing at the ocean. 

18. Park: A large public green area in a town, used for recreation. noun

  • A walk around the park.

19. Picnic

A: An outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors. noun

  • We swam and went on picnics. 

B: Have or take part in a picnic. verb

  • In summer they picnicked on the beach.

20. Pool

A: An area of water that has been made for people to swim in. noun

  • The hotel has two outdoor pools.

B: (of water or another liquid) form a pool on the ground or another surface. verb

  • The oil pooled behind the quay walls, escaping slowly into the river. 

21. Recreation: Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working. noun

  • Athletic and recreation facilities. 

22. Relax: To become happy and comfortable because nothing is worrying you, or to make someone do this. noun

  • I find it difficult to relax.

23. River: A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream. noun

  • The path leads us down to the river. 

24. Sailing: A sport using boats with sails. noun

  • We’re going sailing next weekend. 

25. Sand: A loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts. noun 

  • There were grains of sand in her hair.

26. Scorching: Very hot. adjective

  • The scorching July sun.

27. Sea: The expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses. noun

  • A ban on dumping radioactive wastes in the sea.

28. Seashore: An area of sandy, stony, or rocky land bordering and level with the sea. noun

  • As we walked along the seashore we saw several different sorts of seaweed.

29. Showers

A: A brief and usually light fall of rain, hail, sleet, or snow. noun

  • A day of sunny spells and scattered showers.

B: Wash oneself in a shower. verb

  • She showered and went down to breakfast.

30. Speedboat: A motorboat designed for high speed. noun

  • The speedboat reached a velocity of 120 mph.

31. Sun

A: The star that provides light and heat for the earth and around which the earth moves. noun

  • The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

B: The light or heat that the earth receives from the sun. noun

  • I think I've had too much sun today - I have a headache.

C: To lie or sit somewhere where there is a lot of sun, especially in order to make your skin darker. verb

  • I sat on the balcony sunning myself.

32. Sunbathing: The activity of sitting or lying in the sun, especially to tan the skin. noun

  • It was too hot for sunbathing.

33. Sunhat: A hat to protect your head from the sun. noun

  • He was wearing a sun hat and sunglasses.

34. Sunny: Bright with sunlight. adjective

  • A sunny day.

35. Sunscreen: A cream or lotion rubbed on to the skin to protect it from the sun. noun

  • She brings along plenty of sunscreen.

36. Sunshine: Direct sunlight unbroken by cloud, especially over a comparatively large area. noun

  • We walked in the warm sunshine.

37. Surfboard: A long, narrow board made of wood or plastic, used for riding on waves as they come in towards the beach. noun

  • She grabbed a surfboard and rushed into the ocean.

38. Sweltering: She grabbed a surfboard and ruextremely and uncomfortably hot. adjective

  • In the summer, it's sweltering in the smaller classrooms.shed into the ocean.

39. Swimming: The sport or activity of propelling oneself through water using the limbs. noun

  • Rachel had always loved swimming.

40. Tan

A: A yellowish-brown color. noun

  • The overall color scheme of tan and cream.

B: A brown or darkened shade of skin developed after exposure to the sun. noun

  • Jenna managed to get an even golden tan.

C: (of a person or their skin) become brown or darkened after exposure to the sun. verb

  • You'll tan very quickly in the pure air.

41. Travel

A: Go from one place to another, typically over a distance of some length. verb

  • The vessel had been traveling from Libya to Ireland.

B: The action of traveling. noun

  • My job involves a lot of travel.

42. Trip

A: Go on a short journey. verb

  • When tripping through the Yukon take some time to explore our museums. 

B: An act of going to a place and returning; a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure. noun

  • Sally's gone on a school trip.

43. Vacation: The action of leaving something one previously occupied. noun

  • His marriage was the reason for the vacation of his fellowship.

44. Voyage

A: A long journey involving travel by sea or in space. noun

  • Writing a biography is a voyage of discovery.

B: Go on a long journey, typically by sea or in space. verb

  • He has voyaged through places like Venezuela and Peru.

45. Warm

A: Of or at a fairly or comfortably high temperature. adjective

  • A warm September evening.

B: Make or become warm. verb 

  • I stamped my feet to warm them up.

46. Waterpark: A large outdoor area with swimming pools, water slides, and similar attractions. noun

  • I was swimming in the wave pool at a water park.

47. Waterskiing: A sport in which you are pulled along the surface of the water by a boat, while balancing on a pair of skis. noun

  • We snorkelled and did some waterskiing.

48. Wave: A long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore. noun

  • He was swept out to sea by a freak wave.


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