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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nicha 提交于 周二, 28/12/2021 - 15:49


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

ClaraKhin 提交于 周一, 20/12/2021 - 14:47


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

nguyenquoctai6798 提交于 周日, 19/12/2021 - 11:07


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.

ANOUAR 提交于 周五, 12/11/2021 - 09:05


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.

ayaabdo 提交于 周二, 26/10/2021 - 00:36


I'd like to go to the capital to visit different places there.

LamVanPhuong 提交于 周一, 25/10/2021 - 11:04


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.

Suraj paliwal 提交于 周五, 15/10/2021 - 19:27


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.

Momocompanyman 提交于 周四, 09/09/2021 - 16:22

I choose farmhouse.

KATIELLE RAIAN… 提交于 周日, 11/07/2021 - 14:55

Wow, I love traveling! At the moment, I am thinking of visiting Cancun, Mexico.

Laura390 提交于 周四, 27/05/2021 - 02:51

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.

mostafa99 提交于 周四, 20/05/2021 - 09:10

i'd prefer to choose the city flat

Marilyncc 提交于 周一, 17/05/2021 - 14:19

I'd enjoy spending time on holiday in a farmhouse
I'd like to choose a farmhouse as a holiday to take a social distance. ;)

Suraj paliwal 提交于 周三, 05/05/2021 - 05:31

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.

DarwinM 提交于 周三, 14/04/2021 - 22:16

I'd choose a farmhouse for holidays because I like barbecue and the nature.

Aye Chan Moe 提交于 周二, 13/04/2021 - 12:24

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.

victor.07 提交于 周四, 08/04/2021 - 22:20

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

Brenda Patrici… 提交于 周一, 05/04/2021 - 16:10

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

Shadi 提交于 周二, 30/03/2021 - 15:23

I would like a farmehouse , i think it's airy , sunny , and more comfortable for me , and for sure to make barbecue

Andrea Valencia 提交于 周日, 28/03/2021 - 21:27

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.
I prefer the farmhouse for a holiday.

Natasa Tanasa 提交于 周五, 26/03/2021 - 09:38

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

MikhailZatopliaev 提交于 周六, 20/03/2021 - 09:54

It sounds good to spend weekend in FarmHouse. I like a barbecue and fresh air.
I would like to stay at a farmhouse with some animals. Fantastic! ;)

Veronikka 提交于 周一, 15/03/2021 - 00:04

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.

TIa vinaka 提交于 周六, 06/03/2021 - 01:37

I would choose the farm house for my holiday. I would like to relax surrounded by nature sound.

senaguner 提交于 周一, 01/02/2021 - 03:27

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.

Leila77 提交于 周日, 24/01/2021 - 07:48

I definitely prefer the farmhouse for a holiday. I like being in a quiet place, it's more relaxing.

German 提交于 周三, 13/01/2021 - 00:53

I would like to travel for holidays to Germany or France and I would like a farmhouse, with a large kitchen and a garden.

Tatiana barrera 提交于 周二, 15/12/2020 - 02:40

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)

Aidana Omirbek 提交于 周五, 04/12/2020 - 08:52

I prefer farmhouse because I like fresh air and green garden. I think farmhouse comfortable place for holiday.

Nurieta 提交于 周三, 18/11/2020 - 22:01

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.

Pedro Javier 提交于 周五, 13/11/2020 - 16:03

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

Ehsan 提交于 周二, 10/11/2020 - 07:44

I would like a cottage in a jangle.

acis 提交于 周一, 09/11/2020 - 14:41

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.

alexiaimogen 提交于 周四, 22/10/2020 - 06:32

I prefer to go on holiday to a place that doesn't have many people, good accommodation and services, and warm weather.

menna emad 提交于 周二, 20/10/2020 - 21:40

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.

wiwin 提交于 周四, 15/10/2020 - 14:51

As a person living and working in a city, I would love to spend my holidays in the countryside. yes, it is time to escape from hectic and busy life and get close to the nature. Well, for me nature heal. Go spending your time at the beach while barbecuing,picnic. Go see a spectacular view of the nature and go get fresh air is all I want!

Moon Wathan 提交于 周五, 09/10/2020 - 10:12

I would like to choose farm house because I want to escape from normal life for a few days and I want to go with my friends. I decide to travel like that place with my friend. I think that it is fun for me and friends. After finishing the lockdown cause of the Corona, I want to travel to that places.

Hyuka 提交于 周六, 03/10/2020 - 15:01

I love the second one.I would like to take a break from my normal life and don't want to spend too much time on social medias and just want to talk here and there to my friends in person.I bet that would be fun and great way to relax our body and mind.

habibao.medo 提交于 周六, 03/10/2020 - 14:43

i would like to go to something like the flat because of the wi-fi but i would like to go to the farmhouse with my friends i think it will be amazing

Asni 提交于 周三, 16/09/2020 - 22:06

For a holiday, I'd choose a house in the countryside and near the sea where I can enjoy nature with my family.

Pola 提交于 周三, 09/09/2020 - 20:25

I would like choose a holiday at farmhouse.
I would like to choose my holiday in the countryside near sea with my family. Every morning we can enjoy the first sunlight, maybe in the evening we can take a shor walk on the beach. Living in the monotonous city everyday, I really need to escape from air pollution and noise, and put the mobile phone aside for a week. Thinking nothing for a while will be a good way to improve our physical and mental health. Also, the house needs to be suitable, with all facilities in case we want to cook some healthy food and play some small games.

sonjoy 提交于 周日, 06/09/2020 - 11:38

Actually, i prefer the place which one is come and quite and far away from city life,yes it is countryside. I think we visit different places for getting relaxation and finding trouble free life, in that sense farmhouse will be one of the best place for enjoying my wonderful holidays.According to passage, as there is no internet in Farmhouse so we can utilize our stunning time with gossiping and playing games.This is good sign to close to each other and nature.

Faheem Khan 提交于 周二, 18/08/2020 - 13:10

i would like to choose farmhouse because our family is large. so we can takes ourself easy