Holiday home adverts

Holiday home adverts

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

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


Reading text
Holiday home adverts

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.

Holiday home adverts


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!

Task 1

Task 2


Worksheet57.23 KB

Language level

Average: 3.9 (38 votes)

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Wed, 09/11/2022 - 14:05


I prefer to countryside , I like to live farmhouse in holiday, it's big garden , I can cook used to barbecue , table and chair at site outside in the natural.
It's stunning view in the countryside.

Submitted by Lucalvesilva on Wed, 02/11/2022 - 15:48


I'd choose the first option. I definitely love the contact with the nature and the countryside, but a place with no internet is hard for me to stay in as I consider wi-fi an important communication tool.

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 13/10/2022 - 15:31


Without any doubt I would choose the farmhouse because I love the countryside, it’s quiet and rounded by nature, the chirping of birds and green everywhere it’s really good for rest.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!

Submitted by E_eg on Thu, 08/09/2022 - 23:41


I would like to be in a house on the countryside, so I can rest and spend more time with my friends and my family.

Submitted by Geraldine7398 on Tue, 06/09/2022 - 21:58


for my holidays i would like to be in europe in spring

Submitted by ridoan on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 14:42


I prefer a house in the countryside, because I want to rest in the calm.

Submitted by daenaesd on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 05:45


Actually, i'd choose something like farmhouse. I like to spend time without phones and social media. In this moment you can talk to with your friends or play. It's really cool option for me, also beautiful nature give me more energy. At the moment i'm in my hometown. Near my countryside we've mountain and healing lake. In my childhood we already went to this places. Farmhouse is the best place for spend time with family or friends!

Submitted by Fadiazzam on Mon, 01/08/2022 - 12:02


For me , I would like to choose the farmhouse because I like nature and I like to get away from the city , I think the farmhouse will be quite .

Submitted by zo_fia on Thu, 21/07/2022 - 14:20


For me, I would choose a farmhouse. I like large , quiet and airy places. I holidays, I wanna take a rest with friends talking about works, relationship etc, and cooking food whether it 's delicious or not. At nights, we would play guitar, sing and dance. I think a farmhouse is better than a flat for above reasons.

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 05/06/2022 - 21:26


Which place would you choose for a holiday?
in my holiday, i choose to go in the hotels near from cities with my family to relax and get a family's time.