My last holiday

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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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.

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Average: 4.1 (66 votes)

Submitted by gachatama26 on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 14:49

I spent my last holiday in Australia. I went to there with my friends. Until then, although I had been abroad with my family, I hadn’t been abroad without my family. So, it was my first try! Through the travel, there were two impressive points. First, we had never planned trip from the beginning by ourselves. So, it was so hard to plan the travel by ourselves and we struggled very much with that. we went to travel agency a lot of times and made a hotel reservation and flight tickets. Then, we had to decide what we do after reaching Australia. They were very difficult and tough but also exciting and awesome. I believe our travel got even better because we made a plan by ourselves. Second, we have been to a remote island in Australia by boat. Then, I mustered the courage to speak English with foreigners. My friends couldn’t speak English at all. And I’m not so good at speaking English. But they were so kind and told us about same thing over and over again. So, I was able to know a lot of new things. We had a very amazing time. And at that time, I felt “I want to talk with them more! And I desire to experience more like this in the future.” Until then, I hadn’t had confident in my English skill. But then, I didn’t care if my English is right or wrong. And I could tell them a lot of things in English. My last holiday was really special experience. After traveling in Australia, I felt the ability to act is so important. In college life, I would like to visit many countries and make life more prosperous.

Submitted by herry abwe on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 12:50

My last holiday was in Canada

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 16:36

My last holiday was in my origin coutryside

Submitted by Anna Goraj on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 14:10

My score is 6/8.

Submitted by Anna Goraj on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 15:04

My last holidays I have in Szczawnica . I want to Szczawnica together with my family and my best friends . The weather was great it was sunny and heat every day . Outstanding view of beautiful mountains . The food was delicious and people very friendly . We plan that friends repeat such a holiday.

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.