Postcard English - negative

Some holidays are disappointing - here's what you can say on a postcard when that happens.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. The place is a dump.
  2. The journey was a nightmare.
  3. We had a nightmare of a journey.
  4. The food's disgusting.
  5. I got food poisoning!
  6. The people are so unfriendly.
  7. It poured the whole time.
  8. It's not what we expected.
  9. Can't wait to get home.
  10. There's nothing to do.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. 1 is useful to refer to a place - hotel, restaurant, or city or even a whole country - that you don't like.
  2. Bad journeys happen, and 2 and 3 are ways of saying that you had a terrible journey.
  3. Food can spoil a holiday - 4 is a general comment, 5 shows that you were actually ill as a result of it.
  4. 6. This is useful when you don't feel welcome in a place. It can refer to people in a specific place like a hotel, or a whole country.
  5. We like good weather, so when it rains we feel disappointed. That's when 7 is useful.
  6. 8 says that you expected more than you got - a better hotel, nicer facilities, more to do etc
  7. 9 is a way of ending a postcard describing a bad holiday.
  8. 10. If the holiday is boring, this is what you can say.
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