My last holiday

My last holiday

Learn how to write about your last holiday.

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My last holiday

My last holiday was a five-day trip to Prague in the Czech Republic. I know Prague well because I lived there when I was at university, more than ten years ago.

Instead of staying in a hotel, I stayed with one of my old friends. It was so much fun, and a little bit like my old life. I wanted to do all the same things I did in my university days, so I visited the university. It has changed a lot and looks more modern. I also went to the supermarket near my old house. I loved seeing all the different foods. I was really happy to find my favourite cheese and chocolate biscuits but they were a bit more expensive than I remember!

We did some touristy things too. We walked up beautiful Petrin Hill and around the castle. The views of the city are amazing up there. We walked across the historic Charles Bridge. My friend's flat is very near the TV Tower so we saw the famous baby statues climbing up it. Those things haven't changed, of course.


1. Try to make your writing interesting for the reader. To do this, you can make it personal with your own memories and experiences.

2. Use adjectives to add detail to your descriptions.

3. Write clear and simple sentences and organise your ideas in short paragraphs. Give each paragraph a different topic.

4. Use so, but, and, because and other linking words.

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Submitted by kuchkarovamuhayyo on Mon, 12/08/2019 - 20:31

My last vacation was a one-month trip to Khorezm with my family. We could go there by plane, but we decided to take the train. It took about eighteen hours to get to Khorezm. Khorezm is a great country in Uzbekistan, and my parents live there, so my children and I are very happy to stay there. there small park was very beautiful. We walked with the kids and went away every day. how well he sees kindred. Therefore, we love to go away. We had a great time and stayed very calm.

Submitted by berdimuratovmarat on Sun, 11/08/2019 - 12:41

My last holiday. 1. My last holiday was a one-week trip to Kazakhstan in the city of Almaty. I went to friends on the 23rd anniversary of high school. We all gathered in Kazakhstan because most of our classmates were there. We decided to correct this event in the Koktobe mountains of Kazakhstan. There we rented a cottage for two days and gathered with all our friends there. We prepared barbecue, bought all sorts of drinks. We invited our former class teacher to our event. The next day, we visited Shynbulak, went swimming in Kapchagai. After a week in Kazakhstan, I returned full of memories to my hometown. I really enjoyed this trip.

Submitted by Bahtiyor on Thu, 18/07/2019 - 11:33

My last weekend with my family spent one week in Samarkand. I enjoyed the city of Samarkand. Especially when you get to the city, you will see history. The national patterns and images in the mausoleum were amazed at me.Moreover, I've come to love tourists from Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and South Korea. The boom always boosts the quality of good mood and productivity.

Submitted by Nazarova Feruza on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 12:29

Unfortunately, I was not abroad.

Submitted by Feruza on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 21:02

My last holiday was in Thai. And I travelled with me close friend Bigora. We enjoyed alot and tripped around of Thai. My friend Nigora had much difficulties with their foods but I got accustomed immediately. I remembered with my excellwnt memories and I never forget those remarkable daydreams

Submitted by Aikotoko on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 05:12

My last holiday was a two-days trip to Chang island, Thailand with my family. We could go there by plane, but we chose to use a bus and ferry. It took about six hours to get to a hotel, Chang island from Bangkok. Chang island is the second biggest island in Thailand, so we could not go around the island because it was too short to stay. The beach was very beautiful. My husband and I wouldn’t go to the beach in Japan because it is a little dangerous to swim and not beautiful but there are many beautiful beaches in Thailand. So we love to go to the beach a lot. We stayed a wonderful time and stayed calm very much, like laid down there. The next day when we went back Bangkok, we saw a nice Thai guy who speaks Japanese. He said that he had been to Japanese before and now he works in Ayudaya. He spoke to us a lot about Thai in Japanese. If we chose to go there by plane, we would not have seen such a nice guy. Traveling is a chance to meet new people, I think.
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Submitted by David on Sat, 25/05/2019 - 15:41

Hi teacher, please check out this sentence on task 3 ."Give each topic a different paragraph" The structure of the sentence looks to be wrong. Thanks, David
Hello David Thanks for telling us about what appeared to be a mistake, as errors do sometimes slip through! In this case, however, this sentence is correct. It is an imperative (a command) saying that when you write, you should write about each topic in separate paragraphs. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by dw3222 on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 06:58

in the sentences, " It has changed a lot and looks more modern",do we can say , It had changed a lot and looked more modern ?
Hello dw3222 Yes, that is grammatically correct. It would be appropriate when, for example, you are speaking about a place you lived in long ago and visited in the recent past. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team