English Vocabulary Exercises for B1 – Holidays

1. Label the pictures with the words below.

castle      harbour      monument      opera house      ruins      square      statue      zoo

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1 statue   2 zoo   3 harbour   4 castle   5 opera house

6 square   7 ruins   8 monument

2. Where can you do these things? Complete the words.

see animals from places like Africa in natural, open spaces: w________ p________

see unusual fish: a________

buy fruit, vegetables, etc.: m________

find a wide variety of shops: s________ d________

see beautiful countryside: n________ p________

see where kings and queens live or lived: p________

see ships and boats: h________

see a play: t________

see a lot of beautiful, old buildings: o________ t________

10 see interesting, valuable, old objects: m________

11 climb up high and get a good view: t________

12 go on rides: t________ p________

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1 wildlife park   2 aquarium   3 market   4 shopping district

5 national park   6 palace   7 harbour

8 theatre   9 old town   10 museum   11 tower

12 theme park

3. Complete the postcard with the verbs below. Use the past simple.

not be      not buy      go      go      have      play      sunbathe      not want

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1 went   2 didn’t want   3 sunbathed   4 wasn’t

5 went   6 didn’t buy   7 played   8 had

4. Complete the dialogue with the verbs below. Use the past simple.

be      do      go      go      go away      have      hire      stay      stay      visit      vist

James1 _______ you ____________ a good holiday?

Lucy  Yes, it 2 _______ good. We 3 _______ cousin in Germany.

James Cool. What 4 _______ you ____________?

Lucy  We 5 _______ on the Baltic coast. We 6 _______ bikes and we 7 _______ on a boat trip. What about you? 8 _______ you ____________?

James No, I 9 _______ here. I 10 _______ on a couple of excursions with family, and I 11 _______ a theme park with Josh.

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1 Did, have   2 was   3 visited   4 did, do   5 stayed

6 hired   7 went   8 Did, go away   9 stayed   10 went

11 visited

5. What did you do in the summer? Write three sentences. Use the past simple.

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