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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Submitted by jhn__26 on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 04:03

I stayed with my friends at a hotel in Tokyo from last Saturday to Sunday and had a women's party.My friend and I live in Tokyo. I heard that “a new and modern hotel was built in Ikebukuro in July”, so I stayed there, and it was a very simple room and very stylish. It cost less than 10,000 yen for two people, and it was very reasonable. We were both in the middle of a test period, so we brought in computers and did some assignments in the room or in the cafe at the front desk of the hotel. Unlike me, my friend goes to an art college, so the content of the assignment was fresh. After finishing the assignment, I went out to buy dinner and ate it in the room for takeout. I bought Western-style side dishes such as carpaccio. We both like Korea, so we watched Korean movies over dinner. The time was elegant and calm. I was talking and playing all the time without worrying about the time, but it was four o'clock in the morning. Time passed so quickly that I wished it would last forever. I was very happy spending time with my best friends.

Submitted by Hibiki Sato on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 19:44

My last vacation was from February to March. But by this time the coronavirus had already spread around the world, so I couldn't travel anywhere very far. Therefore, the memories of spending time at home every day are more vivid than the memories of going out. But I wasn't home every day; I did work part-time twice a week, so I was never out of the house. But I hadn't had this many days off in a very long time to spend so many days at home, so it felt like a new experience. It had been a long time since I had spent so many days at home, so I felt fresh and new, and I could relax at home and get rid of all the fatigue I had experienced.But I'm hoping that by next year the coronavirus will be over and I can go hang out with my friends because it's not very fun to be on vacation without being able to go out at all.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 10:32

My last holiday was a ten-day trip to my hometown on Lunar New Year. I lived there with my parents and three siblings until I went to university in Ho Chi Minh City where far 1000 km from there. My parents wanted to make our house look more beautiful at the festival. So we had to clear and decorate it. I loved to go shopping with my mom to prepare for the festival. We bought a lot of food, new clothes, flowers, and plants. On Lunar New Year's Day, my family gathered together, gave each other good wishes, shared old stories, gave our children some “lucky money”, and visited our relatives..., so it is easy to understand why I expected this festival so much.

Submitted by Takaya on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 21:28

My last long vacation was from February to May of this year. In the beginning of February, I went to Osaka and Kyoto for a two-night, three-day trip. On the first day, we visited Kyoto's traditional shrines and temples. I went with my family to the places I visited during my high school excursion. After all, I thought that the rock garden at Ryoanji is very attractive. The hotel of the day was a new hotel in Kyoto so it was very luxurious and had a traditional atmosphere. On the second day, I went to USJ. I was really surprised at the latest attraction using VR technology. I bought a matching key chain as a souvenir for my friend. On the third day, I ate Kushikatsu and Takoyaki in Osaka and went home. After that, due to the spread of coronavirus infection, I could not go out and travel. When the spread of coronavirus infection has come to an end, I would like to travel to Kyoto and Osaka again. I want to travel to Hyogo in addition to my next trip, so I would like to make a travel plan.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 17:47

My last holiday was before one year. we went to Switzerland ,Germany , Italy, and north France. Actually the most loved it is Switzerland and the north France .The weather it was very nice. I like the types of cheese they had. Also I lived in the countryside.It was a beautiful experience.I love nature and quite places.

Submitted by Ryuji on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 13:34

My last holiday was a shopping mall. That time was before the coronavirus infection began. At that time, I had a lot of part-time jobs and it was the only holiday I had, so I played with my friends to change my mind. I first tried to meet up with a friend at the station, but I was a little late because of a stomachache. After that, I was looking at clothes in a shopping mall while talking to the public. It was a large store, so I got lost on the way. I had worn my legs for a few hours after watching my clothes with my friends. For lunch, I went to a restaurant full of desserts and ate a lot, but I was sick because I only had sweets in my mouth. After that, I went to the general store and saw what I wanted. At that time, I was talking to my friends about what happened to college classes and short-term study abroad due to the coronavirus. I didn't think it would be postponed at that time, but I didn't think it would be postponed for almost a year, and I couldn't even imagine it. After having dinner with my friends, I went home. Since I was tired from the house, I fell asleep. I can't meet my friends directly now because of the coronavirus infection, but now I want to be patient and not go out.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 14:43

My last holiday was last year. I was in Egypt with my family and it was an awesome holiday. We stayed in a beautiful cozy hotel with a large territory with lots of trees, bushes, and flowers. Our room was big and have an extra place for kid's beds. And we even had something like our own porch with chairs and coffee table. We also had some pools where kids could swim and play. And not to mention the sea. It was gorgeous. Warm and still with corals and fish. We had a lot of fun there swimming and capering every day.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 00:21

My last holiday was before the pandemic, in December in the city Gramado/RS-Brasil. There it is a place wonderful, especially at that time because the city wear herself of Christmas. It have several events for Christmas and everything is so beautiful. I recomend a lot.
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Submitted by makar magadanov on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 15:25

My last holiday was in Alania in Turkey. I was no so beautiful.Because i had went there alone. Though i am used to going to holiday but this time it was boring. I did not enjoy so much.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 19:19

My last holiday was to Mangit city. I went there with my husband and friends. We had a picnic at the beach. Some of us swam, but i didn't as I don't like swimming. It was a very funny party.