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



Language level

Beginner: A1


I prefer farmhouse. It gives me peace of mind.

It depend, sometimes it's no bad visit the cities when all people are away in holiday.

It depends of the holiday, because if is a holiday in another city of another country I'll prefer to stay in city flat. But, if is a normal holiday n my city I'll prefer to stay countryside in a farmhouse.

I will prefer to live in a farmhouse, just to be far from the noise in the city.

me too

In reading text, I don't see any advert text, I only see 2 pictures of city flat and Farmhouse. Please check. Thank you.

Hello Alias,
You should see a short text with each photo. If you cannot see the texts, then I imagine there is a local issue (with your device or software). You could try accessing the page via a different device, particularly if you are using a mobile device at the moment – this may help.

I can reproduce the texts below for you.

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!

The LearnEnglish Team

I prefer farm house to city flat to spend my holiday. Even though the life in the city is very convenient, getting close to the nature attracts me much more. I like the life of countryside. Having barbecue with friends in the garden, playing in the farm or river, fresh air, warm sunshine make me feel relax and chilled. It feels like living in the heaven without any worry, fear, stress, in the contrast, being full of joys, happiness.

I prefer a city flat in any country other than where I live

i usually go to countryside or farmhouse for holiday.