Holiday home adverts

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

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

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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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Submitted by DarwinM on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 22:16

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I'd choose a farmhouse for holidays because I like barbecue and the nature.
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Submitted by Aye Chan Moe on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 12:24

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If I were to choose 1 of em', I'd choose the farmhouse for a Holiday. Why? Because, Everything there is fresh and It can even reduce your stress. But, As there are advantages of your choice, There could be disadvantages, too.

Submitted by victor.07 on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 22:20

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I would choose the country house because I never lived in the country and I think it would be fun

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 16:10

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I would choose the farmhouse, because I like to be on the countryside and I like my family prepare a barbacue outside.

Submitted by Shadi on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 15:23

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I would like a farmehouse , i think it's airy , sunny , and more comfortable for me , and for sure to make barbecue
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Submitted by mirtha on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 19:52

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I prefer the farmhouse for a holiday.

Submitted by Natasa Tanasa on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 09:38

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Dear all, I am a little bit confused when I have to say for example: I sit IN a chair / I sit ON a chair OR: There is a ball on the armchair / in the armchair There is a ball on / in the chair. What is correct? I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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Submitted by Kirk on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 10:09

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Hello Natasa Tanasa,

We usually say 'sit in a chair' when the chair is an armchair; it's as if it were a semi-enclosed space. In most other cases, people say 'on a chair'.

You might hear people say 'in' sometimes, but I teach my students the rule that I described above.

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team