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.


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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!

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Submitted by Safe_Mode on Thu, 08/06/2023 - 12:11


I prefer to ride the mountain bike on holidays

Submitted by Natalia Bobrova on Wed, 31/05/2023 - 07:00


I would prefer to stay in a farmhouse in the countryside, enjoying slow quiet living in a spacious comfortable place. Long walks and tranquil evenings without internet would make for the perfect holiday!

Submitted by esteban_vera on Sun, 02/04/2023 - 22:11


I would choose for the holiday a town near to my city

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Submitted by _Moon_ on Fri, 17/03/2023 - 05:11


I would love the second one. Since I always love quiet & peaceful place to stay. I am not considering the internet as a necessary thing while I am in holiday. Rather living without any digital devices like mobile phones are the best choice during a holiday. However, I am just little bit afraid of ghost. So, without many friends or my full family I can't stay in a farmhouse. I've seen in many horror movies that ghost love to stay in calm & silent places. That's why, I am bit afraid to stay there. Though countryside gives a natural view and makes our mind fresh.

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Submitted by hpboy92 on Sat, 11/03/2023 - 00:24


Which place would you choose for a holiday?
I would choose a farmhouse for a holiday. Firstly I'm living in a city at the moment so I prefer a peaceful and quiet place. Besides, my family has 8 people, therefore the farmhouse seems perfect for us.

Submitted by julia.LENCINA1 on Fri, 24/02/2023 - 15:46


I would love to go to Buenos Aires for a good holiday in the city.

i would like be to my holidays in canada or cold weater where i can see the snow and see
Aurora borealis with my boyfriend, i would like that house have five bedroom with one chimeney and the beautifull kitchen and good conecction internet

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Submitted by marwa hussin on Fri, 17/02/2023 - 21:02


i'd prefer to stay at the farmhouse

Submitted by Trang Luu on Wed, 01/02/2023 - 07:04


I prefer to stay in farmhouse if only haft an hour to drive to the supermarket. On my vacation, I usually to stay in a quiet place because it is the time to relax.