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

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.


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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A1 English level (elementary)

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!

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 .

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.

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.

Which place would you choose for a holiday?

I would choose goa for a holiday. there are a lot of beaches and crushes and many sightseeing. if I will plan my holiday with my family I will go goa and enjoy myself with my family.

Which place would you choose for a holiday?
No matter where I choose for a holiday, it will be fun if I am with my bf.
We have loved for 2 years and have travelled many places, but I love 2 places following: Da Lat city - a beautiful city with cool weather and many flowers, Thuy Chau ecotourism park where we camped, had lunch and spring bath. The next holiday in August, we are going to visit Da Nang city. This is the first time I fly to go there. I'm so excited about it!

It depends. İf I want to escape cıty I choose farmhouse. İf I want to visit another country side I choose city flat. I love every holiday doesn't matter place .All holiday helps me spend my negative energy and gives me unexpected memories.

It depends. Sometimes I like countryside and sometimes I really like to visit new cities.

For the holiday I choose a farmhouse because I love to stay in the calm to be me focus.

I’d choose the flat because it’s in the city and there’re a lot of convenient things more than countryside. And can go anyplace easier than countryside

I would like to choose the countryside to visit and enjoy the nature serving delicious local foods.

I'm very happy when go to countryside. Because in here very quiet, and i have a place to relax and see some mountain and trees, can listen water flow... It very interesting.

On holidays, I would prefer to go to a farm house where i can breath a fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature with my wife.

maybe i will choose the flat in the city for my holiday because i like noisy and the most important thing is i can't live if have no internet.

I choose farmhouse because I'm very bored to using smartphone. I try to get rid of this. I like place where no internet have.

Wow, I love traveling! At the moment, I am thinking of visiting Cancun, Mexico.
I need a house near of the city but this should be in the countryside, with one bedroom and a confortable doube bed, for two people. Fully equiped kitchen and I don´t need that this be luxury however the house will have beautiful spaces.
I would like flat in countryside because I want to see many countries like itely England etc.. I also like live in farmhouse without internet and people.
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.
I would choose the country house because I never lived in the country and I think it would be fun
I would choose the farmhouse, because I like to be on the countryside and I like my family prepare a barbacue outside.
I would like a farmehouse , i think it's airy , sunny , and more comfortable for me , and for sure to make barbecue
I would like a nice city flat in a nice city like Paris, London or Venice. I would like a nice farmhouse in a nice country like Italy, Holland or France.
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!

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,


The LearnEnglish Team

It sounds good to spend weekend in FarmHouse. I like a barbecue and fresh air.
Definitely I prefer the farmhouse for a holiday. I like the quiet places. Before I lived in the city, but now I live in a cottage. I adore this kind of places because I feel so good.
I would choose the farm house for my holiday. I would like to relax surrounded by nature sound.
I like quiet and peaceful places for on holiday. Therefore I prefer farmhouse. I relax countryside. I love trees, flowers and nature. I like to trekking in forest.
I prefer the farmhouse to disconnect from the city, to be in peace in connection with nature.
I definitely prefer the farmhouse for a holiday. I like being in a quiet place, it's more relaxing.
I would like to travel for holidays to Germany or France and I would like a farmhouse, with a large kitchen and a garden.
I would travel to a farmhouse because I love the environment' naturals. Whit this option I would enjoy my holidays with my family or friends because I wouldn´t use my cellphone(this place doesn't have internet)
I prefer farmhouse because I like fresh air and green garden. I think farmhouse comfortable place for holiday.
I prefer a quiet place. We usually go to a Hotel in Cadiz, because is a beautiful place, where you can find relax, you can practice sport, you can go to the beach .... everything there, is really amazing. The bedroom has everything you need, a comfortable bed, a big bath, a balcony with a table and chairs ... all you need for be happy during your holidays.
I would like to choose the farmhouse because it is far from the city away from the noise and stress, in the countryside we can breathe clean air and enjoy nature, we could swim in a river or lake or to have a great barbecue, I really prefer to rest in a quiet place with very few people
I sometimes would like to be away from everything and therefore i could choose farmhouse for a holiday.However I sometimes would like to travel in any city with my family or my short the decision i make depens on what i want.
I prefer to go on holiday to a place that doesn't have many people, good accommodation and services, and warm weather.
I prefer the countryside because it's a calm place. there we feel the peace of mind and soul, we smell fresh and clear air. and the green view there is amazing. I live in a city, but in summer we love to take break from the noise and go to rural areas where we can enjoy and have time to think & work effectively as well.