My 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.


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Submitted by AnitaPapior on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 19:39

My score is 6/8 :)

Submitted by AnitaPapior on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 21:29

My last holidays I have spent in Barcelona. I went to Barcelona together with my best friend Joanna. The weather was great, it was very sunny and hot every day. Food was delicious and people very friendly and sociable. My friend and me really enjoyed ouerselves. On the last day we bouth some souvenirs for our familly and friends. We had a wonderfull time together and I hope to spend my next holiday as well there.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 01:08

My last holyday was in January with my friends and my boyfriend in a small and beautiful town in Colombia, we share with nature and we bathe in the river, just magical.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 16:14

My last holiday was a month in my grandmother's house. I lived there1 year ago with my grandmother when i was a student at high school. This is a peaceful country, it's not noisy and busy as city where i'm living and studying. There are lots of trees and field surround my hometown which makes me feel so comfortable. I had an unforgettable holiday in there because i had a balance and healthy life. i often got up early at 5:00 am to walk morning with my friend and everyday i always play volleyball at 5:00 pm then i came back home and had dinner with my grandmother. Sometimes i and my friend hang out and we have many moment i never forget. But i'm so lazy so my grandmother often do housework but it's quite easy. Although i don't tell with her that i love her so much but i really love my grandmother, she is like the second Mom of me.

Submitted by iffatmily on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 11:26

My last holiday was in Bangladesh. It was very great holiday because I went to for my sister wedding ceremony. My family went with me as well. we visited some of our relatives and friends. We was stayed more than 1 month. We also went world biggest sea beach cox bazar. We ate different kind of food. We enjoyed a lot. Really we had a wonderful holiday.

Submitted by ademyonet on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 20:00

I was in Edirne last summer holiday. I did a very good trip with my family and my friends. I went to Kırkpınar wrestle area, Selimiye mosque, Old mosque, Bayezid complex. After I went to Kapıkule border gate. Finally I swam in the Meric river.

Submitted by Justtuck on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 06:50

My last holiday was in Tungsalanglaung that is the national park. I had been there for 10 years ago. There are many pine trees and the mountains. I went there for camping with my friends I really love drinking coffee in camp in stead of in the cafe. I cooked camping food, grilled pork, fried rice and toast. It's easy to cook. I was relax when read book, listened the bird talking and drank coffee. I am happy in holiday.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 22:29

My last holiday was in Kaduna City, Kaduna, Nigeria.

Submitted by auxi on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:46

My last holiday was in Spain in february
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 16:19

My last holiday was in franfurt Germany

Submitted by Dariusz on Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:17

My last holiday was five-day trip the Baltic Sea in Poland. I stayed in private house where I rent a room. The weather was perfect all days, heat and sunny. I swam a lot and I walked along the beautiful beach, there were a lot of people. I loved seeing the Sea, the views are amazing. I also went to the restaurants but there were a bit more expensive. I loved this holiday and would recommend it to anyone.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 14:43

My last holiday was a three-days trip to the north of Iran. Perhaps it is interesting in you if you know though my country is almost in the desert and low wet region, there is a very beautiful and green jungle between the north of Iran and the south of the Caspian Sea. Hi teacher, Is this sentence correct? " There is a very beautiful and green jungle between the north of Iran and the south of the Caspian Sea. "

Hello shahhoseini

Yes, that is grammatically correct and quite clear. It is fine as you have written it, but I would probably make a couple of small changes if I were writing this: 'There is a beautiful, green jungle in the north of Iran, just south of the Caspian Sea.'

All the best


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Submitted by MaryaSun on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 16:28

i think that my best holidays were those that i did with my boyfriend..we visited lot of italian cities togheter..Rome, Naples, Caserta, l'Aquila, and others cities. Our last trip was in l'Aquila, a few days before Christmas. L'Aquila is the coldest italian city, we visited the historical centre city with the most famous l'Aquila fountain frozen..we visited also a monumental cathedral and i saw for my first time the snow. It was wonderful and i am always thankful to my boyfriend for give me the possibilities to see these wonderful italian cities.

Submitted by estiallina on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 12:07

The title of the article should be: My Last Holiday (each word should be capitalized). If you're teaching English, it would be good to use proper grammar and punctuation.

Hello estiallina,

The titles of books, films and so on are capitalised, as are all proper nouns. The titles of articles, on the other hand, can be written in normal sentence case, particularly in less formal contexts and in online articles.

For example, both the Guardian and the Independent do not capitalise their article titles:


We are always happy to receive feedback and are happy to change in the light of our users' comments where we consider it appropriate. However, if you're giving feedback, it would be good to avoid sarcasm and a confrontational tone.



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Submitted by Maksmatt on Thu, 21/11/2019 - 12:28

My last holiday was in Germany. I'm growed up there so it isn't quite a common tourist holiday for me. I went by car with my wife and our four kids. It was a really long drive (about 1300 kilometre) so we stayed in a hotel in the middle of the journey. When we arrived we had a really relaxed time with my wife's family. I t was a great holiday for us because we spend a lot of time with our old friends and our relatives but next time we'll travel by plane.
A few corrections: In English we don't say, "I'm growed up there". We would say, "I grew up there." it's isn't exactly a tourist holiday for me." or 'so it's not quite a tourist holiday for me'. No need for the word 'common'. "It was a great holiday for us because we spent (not spend)...". I hope this was helpful!

Submitted by demary on Mon, 14/10/2019 - 19:23

My last holiday was in Lazarevskoye. Lazarevskoye is the microdistrict of Sochi, a resort on the Black Sea coast of the Krasnodar region. We stayed there with my family for 5 days. We swam all day and visited the rides, and went for a walk in the evening. I want to come back here with my daughter ☺️

Submitted by Aysachev Abdulfotix on Fri, 13/09/2019 - 09:10

Hi! My last weekend with my family spent one month in Bukhara. I enjoyed the city of Bukhara. 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 France, Italy, Germany, Japan and South Korea. The boom always boosts the quality of good mood and productivity.

Submitted by popo1011 on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 09:02

Unfortunately, I have not had amazing holiday until now. I hope this occur for me soon.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 16:14

My last holiday was a trip to Bavaria, in Germany, for seven days. I stayed in Munich, at the confortable hotel, near the centre of the city. I visited some of famous Bavarian castles and the beautiful Nuremberg.

Submitted by Akmal Karimov on Fri, 23/08/2019 - 07:15

During vacations I have traveled to Tashkent, Shakhrisabz, Samarkand. These cities are very old. First, the Great Silk Road passed through these places. Welcome to Tashkent!!! Welcome to Shakhrizabz!!! Welcome to Samarkand!!!

Submitted by Tossa on Tue, 20/08/2019 - 00:21

My last holiday was amazing, it was in Jambelí Island (Ecuador), I was for the first time here. It was very fun because I shared good moments with my family, including my nephews, nieces, siblings and parents. We went from the bay to the island by boat, this lasted 15 minutes. When we arrived, we went to a restaurant and we ate seafood, it was delicious. My family and me enjoy beach all afternoon.

Submitted by kuchkarovamuhayyo on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 15:08

My last weekend with my family spent a week in Khiva. I enjoyed the city of Khiva. Especially when you get to the city, you will see the story. I was struck by national patterns and images in the mausoleum. Moreover, I fell in love with tourists from Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and South Korea. A boom always enhances good mood and productivity. I invite everyone to Khiva.

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

Submitted by israr2059 on Fri, 17/05/2019 - 11:43

My name is israr.i went to Srilanka on my last is such a wonderful was amazing and people were so welcoming.i spent around 26 days in Srilanka.i was staying in Hotels,guest houses and as a family guest also.i visited almost all cities of srilanka.i bet you will not repent after visiting srilanka.Srilanka has many things to offer like beautiful beaches ,animal park and beautiful trails on mountains.

Submitted by indiex on Tue, 19/02/2019 - 06:42

My last holiday was a seven-day tour in Jaipur in Rajasthan. I chose to go to Jaipur because of its history and beautiful forts and palaces. I went by train with my family. We arrived at 3 am in Jaipur and were so tired that we went to bed as soon as we checked into the hotel. We woke up in the early afternoon and had lunch. It was a delicious traditional dish. Then, we went sightseeing in the city. It was a hot day but we enjoyed a lot. I took photograph wearing a warrior armor. It was so heavy but I liked it. City Palace was amazing and huge. There is a central dome where the ceiling is covered with pieces of mirror. It is made up of red and white marble. It looks fabulous! After spending a few days, I fell in love with the city. I hope to visit again sometime in the future.

Submitted by Darli on Thu, 14/02/2019 - 06:17

My last holiday was a three day-trip to Bagan in Myanmar.This is a famous place and well known for its ancient pagodas.Many tourists like this place and they often come to. I went to this with train with my friends.This is the first trip for me together going with my friends.This is very exciting and full of joyful moments.We stayed two days in a hotel. We went to every places of Bagan with ebike by using maps.We went to national museum of Bagan and famous ancient pagodas eg, Gupyaukgyi,Arnadanar,Lawkanandar,Dhammayangyi,Tuywin mountain etc.I liked to eat traditional foods.We were worn same traditional clothes and taken group photos and selfies. We woke up 4AM and we went 4 eyeteeth of the Buddha.People said that if you can go 4eyeteeth of the Buddha in Bagan until 12PM, you will have your wishes fullfilled.After three days,we came back home with train.We reached back home safely.