Holiday home adverts

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

Instructions

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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.

Farmhouse

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 hoailinh on Tue, 05/11/2019 - 02:33

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I was born in a small countryside near Hanoi city. So, I will choose the flat city for my holiday. My family has five people while the flat city has room for six people. It's wide for my family. The flat city near shops, bars, and restaurants. So, my family can go shopping, go to the restaurants on foot. Moreover, the flat city has Wi-Fi, my family can watch famous movies together on big TV. I think the flat city is suitable for my family on holiday.

Submitted by Abdelmouttalib on Fri, 11/10/2019 - 14:31

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I choose a farmhouse because of its comfortable, wide, with garden, and the most important it's far from towns, noise and pollution. It's the place when i can find inner peace.

Submitted by Siti Fatimah on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 04:53

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I prefer to choose the farmhouse for holiday. I think it will help me to ignore my stressfull

Submitted by beginner on Mon, 26/08/2019 - 16:07

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During my holidays, I would like to stay with my whole family in a City house rather than a City flat.

Submitted by myolay on Tue, 20/08/2019 - 14:03

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I will choose farmhouse because I like nature and it can rest peacefully than city flat...

Submitted by Lameed Mohamed on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:30

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Me and my family tend to have our holidays in countryside where my grandma and grangpa live , it's amazing all the time cause u can do alot of things that u can't do in the city , i mean we can visit nieghbours who they're our relatives too by the way in everytime beside that the whole big family are there so we have nice time with each other, But of course there is thing that i don't like a lot which is too much housewrok, i think this is happens in all farmhouses is it ..?

Submitted by Hkn18 on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 08:50

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I choose farmhouse for a holiday. Because, I want to rest at holiday.

Submitted by Sridhar reddy on Sun, 21/07/2019 - 15:45

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bedroom sleeps four people? doesnt sound right, can we actually say that way?

Hello Sridhar reddy

It's true that this would be unsual in ordinary conversation with someone, but in a context such as this one, this expression is very common.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team