Have Practice in Writing

Write about your family rest last year. Give some information about:

  • where you went and what you did;
  • who you went with;
  • what you liked/disliked most;
  • whether you want to go there again.

Year 7 Level A2

Hi, I’m Liliya and today I will tell you about my family rest last year.

I really love traveling, and I have been fortunate to visit many different and beautiful places in my country. My family and I often travel to western Ukraine, which holds a special place in our hearts.

Last year, I had an amazing trip to the Carpathian Mountains. I saw so many incredible things like waterfalls, hills, and majestic mountains. The scenery was truly beautiful and spectacular. One of the highlights was visiting Lake Synevyr, which was absolutely breathtaking. I also had the opportunity to climb Hoverla, Gimba, and Written Stone, and the views from the top were breathtaking.

During our trip, we explored various beautiful places in the region and even tried a new and cool sport: rafting. It was so much fun, and I also made some new friends.

The food in the Carpathians was delicious, and I particularly enjoyed eating berries from the hills and forests while taking lots of photos to capture the special moments.

On our way back home, we visited some fascinating historical sites, including the Olesky and Pidhoretsky castles, Khotynsk and Kamianets-Podilskyi fortresses. These buildings are very old and used to be home to Polish lords. Some of them have interesting histories and unique structures. Many have been turned into museums, which is quite fascinating. You can see how they’ve withstood many wars, as evidenced by their high walls. One of the fortresses, Khotyn, had a torture chamber in the basement, and it was creepy to visit that awful place.

I absolutely loved my travel to the Carpathian Mountains, and I’m already thinking about going back there in the future. This trip holds a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait for more adventures like this in the future. I enjoyed our family rest which was full of adventures and I brought unforgettable impressions!:)

Learn more about Ukraine

Lake Synevyr, located in Ukraine, is a stunning and picturesque mountain lake. It is often referred to as the “Pearl of the Carpathians.” The lake is situated in the Carpathian Mountains and is the largest natural mountain lake in Ukraine. With its crystal-clear waters and lush surroundings, Lake Synevyr attracts numerous visitors and nature enthusiasts each year.

According to a local legend, the lake was formed from the tears of a beautiful girl named Syn, who fell in love with a shepherd. When her father disapproved of the relationship, he ordered the shepherd to be killed. Devastated by her lover’s death, Syn cried so much that her tears formed the lake.

Lake Synevyr is surrounded by dense forests and picturesque mountains, making it a popular destination for hikers, photographers, and nature lovers. Tourists can enjoy the breathtaking views and take leisurely walks around the lake. The area also offers various recreational activities such as boating and fishing.

The lake’s serene and tranquil ambiance, coupled with its stunning natural beauty, makes it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the wonders of Western Ukraine.

Olesky castle is the oldest castle that has been preserved in the western Ukraine. It is located near small town of Olesko, Bussky district, Lviv oblast. Olesky castle is oval in shape and dominates Olesko town standing on 50-meter natural hill. For the first time Olesky castle was mentioned in 1327.

Pidhoretsky Castle is a fascinating castle in Ukraine with a rich history. Like Olesky Castle, it has medieval origins and was once the residence of noble families. The castle is known for its architectural beauty and stands as a reminder of the region’s past. It is considered the most beautiful castle of Lviv region. It was once famous all across Europe thanks to the incredible architectural aesthetics, luxurious interiors, valuable collection of works of art, and the enchanting way of life of its hospitable owners.

Khotynsk Fortress is an ancient and historic fortress located in Ukraine. It is situated in the town of Khotyn and dates back to medieval times. The fortress played a crucial role in defending the region from various invaders throughout history. It is known for its sturdy and imposing walls, which have withstood many wars and battles.

Kamianets-Podilskyi Fortress is a significant fortress in Ukraine. It is located in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi and is famous for its unique location on a rocky island surrounded by a deep canyon. The fortress has a long history, dating back to the Middle Ages, and served as a strategic defensive structure.