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Talking about Holiday and Vacation...

“Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.”

Holiday is leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure. Note that UK holiday is US vacation.

Commonly used expressions containing the word ‘holiday’:

Listen to adventure holiday - holiday with unusual or exciting experience usually involving danger and unknown risks
Listen to annual holiday - holiday done or happening once a year or every year
Listen to bank holiday - in the UK: any one of several days in the year on which banks are closed, usually observed as a public holiday
Listen to beach holiday - holiday at the sandy or stony shore of a sea or lake
Listen to company holiday - plant holidays, vacation close-down due to holiday
Listen to educational holiday - parental leave, long-term maternity leave
Listen to hiking holiday - holidays containing a long walk or tour, often for recreation, and usually in the country
Listen to holiday accommodation - lodging, food, and services or travelling space and related services
Listen to holiday camp - a resort with a boundary that includes accommodation, entertainment and other facilities
Listen to holiday flat - vacation rental, vacation home
Listen to holiday maker - one who goes on vacation
Listen to holiday package - a tour arranged by a travel agent; transportation and food and lodging are all provided at an inclusive price
Listen to holiday pay - vacation money
Listen to holiday replacement - someone who takes the place of another person during holiday time
Listen to holiday season - a time when many people take holidays
Listen to holiday trip - a usually short journey taken for pleasure during holiday time
Listen to national holiday - US federal holiday, holiday authorized by law and limiting work or official business
Listen to school holidays - days or weeks in which schools are closed between academic terms
Listen to farm holidays - farm tourism
Listen to fly-drive holiday - an organized holiday which includes your air ticket and the use of a car
Listen to public holiday - a day when almost everyone in a particular country does not have to go to work or school

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Happy holidays!

Listen to We bought a cheap package holiday to Spain and stayed in a big hotel by the sea.

Listen to New Year's Day is a public holiday in many countries.

Listen to We're taking a vacation in August.

Listen to All available holiday accommodation can be booked direct from the property owner, so no agency fees, no confusion, no hassle.

Listen to He has still got some vacation left before the end of the year.

Listen to We can set up an adventure holiday that starts and ends at your front door, or one that is just part of your longer trip around the globe.


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