Holiday home adverts

Holiday home adverts

Read two adverts for places to stay on holiday to practise and improve your reading skills. 


Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text

City flat

Beautiful two-bedroom city flat five minutes' walk from the cathedral. Fully equipped kitchen, living room with a large sofa and chairs, big TV and balcony. The balcony has space for four people to sit and gets the sun in the mornings, and the flat is light and warm. It has Wi-Fi and fast internet. The upstairs bedroom sleeps four people, with two double beds; the downstairs bedroom sleeps two in single beds. The flat is perfect for families and is near shops, bars and restaurants.


Four-bedroom farmhouse in the countryside. All of the four double bedrooms are en suite with luxury shower and bath. Farm kitchen with barbecue, tables and chairs outside. Great for groups of friends. The supermarket is half an hour by car and you can take a train from the village into the city. Escape from normal life for a few days as we have … NO INTERNET and you can only use mobile phones at the bottom of the garden!


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Submitted by chris-kutte on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 08:12

I'd prefer the farmhouse in the countryside because I like to barbecue with my friends outdoors.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Wed, 05/06/2019 - 13:22

Farmhouse is the best way to avoid dusts and pollution also the environment gives fresh air.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 04:08

I prefer the farmhouse.It is very calm.I think i can enjoy my vacancy as i thought.We daily use internet.In our vacation we can relax our mind.So i think farmhouse is the best one for my vacation.
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 04:08

If i have a holiday i choose farmhouse because i love barbecue and countryside is the best i think

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 13:27

I choose city flat

Submitted by Setareh on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 03:55

It depend on my holiday, if I want to excursion in town. I prefer use flat; but if I want to stay in nature I will use farmhouse.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 06/05/2019 - 12:44

I'm interested in stying in a farmhouse for a holiday. Some people may think they will die without internet, but it may turn out to be adventurous holiday! Also, it's a perfet place for those who want digital detox! (⁎⁍̴̛ᴗ⁍̴̛⁎)‼

Submitted by romantic flower87 on Thu, 02/05/2019 - 14:56

I live in a farmhouse in the countryside, so in this specific case I choose the city flat for to spent my holiday

Submitted by Ehsan1984 on Sat, 27/04/2019 - 11:45

i usually go to countryside or farmhouse for holiday.