The siblings continue to learn about Loch Ness and risk a trip on a boat over the loch. Will the monster eat their boat or will they survive until the next episode?

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Scotland has a very beautiful nature, and I think I'll add Scotland to the list that places, where I want to be. I like legends very much, sometimes I believe that they're true, and in this case, I think this legend has some pieces true.

The video was interesiting but I don't believe to this legend.

I don't know a famous monster in my country like Nessy we have our legends of course but don't remember something like this, I visit Loch Ness in summer but I have to say that in winter with the fog and all winter weather I believe that I see the monster and all its family ;)
For me, was courios that all castle or place in Scotland has his monster or ghost.

Hello Teachers !

Here when the Guide says ' Saint Columba ... when he's said to to have blessed the water here to rid the waters of a large creature ... ' , I'm sorry but I can't quite get what the waters' means .
If it means the water in the lake why the Guide doesn't use IT instead ? Or it means a spring water ? I'm really a bit confused :) Would you help me with it please ?

Thank you ,

Best regards ,
iliya_b

Hi iliya_b,

The guide is speaking quite naturally, and yes, 'waters' means all the water in the lake here. It's just another way of speaking about a body of water, and is actually quite typical. Saying just 'it' would be possible here, but 'waters' really communicates the idea of the whole lake better – I expect that's why he spoke this way.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk ,

Thank you for your answer . My confusing in this case was due to the fact , may be , that water was used both in singular and plural there .

Thanks again ,

Best regards ,
iliya_b

Loch Ness Monster

Hello,
Please help me to understand the meaning of tour guide's talking "when he's said to have blessed the water here to rid the waters of a large creature that wa plaguing the local folk". Thanks a lot

Hello CloverHuynh,

Can you please tell us a bit more about what parts of this sentence you understand (or don't understand)? It's much easier for us to help you if you understand what is difficult for you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I think , in Turkey there is also old stories about monsters.
These stories aren't factual.

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