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Cool & contemporary vocab: holidays

The amount of holiday entitlement varies between countries and even between companies and organisations within the same country. In some places it can be just 2 weeks, while in others much longer. There are also public or national holidays which are normally not included in a person’s annual leave. These often coincide with religious festivals or historic days of importance and also differ greatly between countries.

It is now widely accepted that employees need time off to rest and relax so they can be more productive when they are at work. Some people prefer to do as little as possible when they’re on holiday, while others like to keep busy by doing lots of fun activities.

How do you like to spend yours? Try using some of the following words and expressions next time you’re discussing your holiday plans or sharing a travel anecdote.

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You can use these expressions to answer the Part 1 questions in this IELTS practice test:

Practice Test 4 - Tourism


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By Jenny Bedwell on 2016 10 20

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