This is a short and simple dictation on the subject of taking holidays or vacations from the point of view of a fictional speaker.
Whether someone uses the word holiday or vacation will often come down to their nationality.
For example, it's more common for Americans to talk about taking a vacation while the British are more likely to go on holiday.
- a fixed holiday period between terms in universities and law courts.E.g. the Easter vacation
- the action of leaving something one previously occupied.E.g. his marriage was the reason for the vacation of his fellowship
- take a holiday.E.g. I was vacationing in Europe with my family
You're listening to Joanna
She has an American accent and expects you to use American spelling.
Listen to the complete text from start to finish.
When I go on holidays I always go somewhere interesting. I like relaxing on the beach, or skiing in the mountains. I also like visiting big cities, like London, Paris, and Tokyo. I like eating different foods and drinks. Where do you go on holidays?
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