Britain's countryside is great, rich with lakes, mountains and monuments. Richard goes to the Lake District first, before crossing the border to Wales.

Task 1

Which is the best title for this video?

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Task 2

The numbers in this exercise are in the video. What do they refer to?

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Task 3

Can you make sentences from the video using these words?

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Task 4

Richard said "This area is said to be one of the most beautiful in Great Britain." Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one. You can't use the word 'people' and you must use the word in brackets.

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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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British landscapes seem to be wonderful. It takes me fancy to come and visit Great Britain.

Hi British Council Team,

I really really enjoyed the Great Video series but the trouble is that I can't download any of it. Is there any way that I can download the video?

Thank you so much for your help.

Gardenia

Hi Gardenia Zeng,

I'm afraid that the videos on LearnEnglish cannot be downloaded for both technical and legal reasons. You can, however, watch them as many times as you like on LearnEnglish entirely free of charge.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! Where can I find the worksheet?

Hi annalmondo,

You can find a link to the worksheet just below the activity window. Look for a link headed:

Countryside is Great Part 1 - Support Pack.pdf

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers,
Excuse me, I think that there is one Number mistaken in the transcipt. On 1:57 in the video, I have tried to listen many times and look at the mouth of the woman, I think that the Number is 1.25 million, not 1.35 million.
Thank you so much.

Hello JellyNguyen,

It's great that you investigated this so carefully, however I'm afraid that she does indeed say '1.35 million'. The initial consonants 'thr' are indeed a bit difficult to hear, but the vowel sound is clearly /iː/ ('ee') and so the number must be 'three'; the vowel sound in 'two' is /u:/.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teachers,
First of all, if I heard well there is one word missed out in transcript but it has been placed in the video. "... we carry on average 1.35 million passengers A YEAR on our boats." That is found on 1:59 in the video.

Second, when Ms Jacqui says "...Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the top tourist attractions in the north-west of England so when you come to this area, come and cruise on the lake, definitely - it must be done!" What does she mean with the phrase "It must be done" If I realised from context, she meant that it means something like "that is it" or "that is something you always wanted" or "that is perfect" or something like that. If I am completely wrong could you please explain me a bit about it?

The last one question is about phrase "I am WILD about Windermere, but what about Wales?" Please, what is the meaning of the word wild here? When I checked in the dictionary I couldn't find appropriate meaning, moreover I don't know is it an adjective or a noun in this sentence.

Thank you in advance

Hello andeo,

You are correct about the missing words. Thank you for pointing this out. I have corrected the transcript.

The phrase 'it must be done' here means 'it is so good that everyone should do it'. It's a way of emphasising advice or suggestions. For example, if you are recommending a restaurant then you might say 'You really must go'.

'Wild about' means 'very enthusiastic about'. Again, it's a way of emphasising a strong feeling.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. This is very great place to visit and relax. I love countryside because I grew up in the countryside in my country, Laos. But everything is definitely different.
I have some questions about vocabularies in this video; How different meaning between
'varied' and 'different', 'stunning' and 'beautiful', 'harbour' and 'pier'. If there are similar meanings, could I use the same situations. Again, could you explain the word 'appealing'. Is it similar to interesting.
Thank you very much for helping to improve my English skill.

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