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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Hello Nouytha,

You can find definitions and examples of these words by using the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the lower right side of this page. I think that will help you understand the differences between all of these words, but if anything is still not clear, please don't hesitate to ask us about it. Also, please note that sometimes we simply don't use certain words together. We don't say 'a high woman' for example; we say 'a tall woman', even though 'high' and 'tall' essentially mean the same thing. This is called collocation.

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I prefer living in the city. But the England countryside may change my preference, I confess. It's inspiring.

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I wonder why the title to be C. "a visit to some British varied landscapes". I thought it would be B. Is it because Richard refers to Wales national park in the video? Thank you for your help.

Hello Keiko,

I think C makes the most sense as a title because at the beginning, Richard introduces his visit to Lake Windermere in the context of the best of the British countryside and varied landscape. Also, at the end, he mentions Snowdonia, so even though it's true that what we primarily see in the video is the Lake District, it's an example of the different kinds of landscape that you can find around Britain.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk, thank you for the useful explanation. I will keep go on for the questions, though they are a bit difficult for me. I need practice for listening skills!!!

I learnt at school about Lake District, but I have never had the chance to visit it. It is amazing how many tourists come here, I wasn't aware of this. This way of learning about a country through watching films is really great.

I enjoyed seeing this video of (from my opinion ) a visit to Lake Windermere .I realized that how beautiful is Great Britain .I love a Countryside rich in green hills , flowers,birds ,and fresh ocean breath .All places I have seen in the video interested me .For me Countrysides are best places to live .

I like so munch the farm. But also I believe that the city is important for personal development. The type of farm that like for me is the landscape with varied the mountains and river for capture, for example, one photography and have one wonderful experience. About richard and your places, i liked "the Windermere lake" because i think that is a place very quiet, beautiful, the climate varied and nice people. Thanks

This landscape is very beautiful. There are big mountains, the climate is variaded and the zone is very quiet for walk

I'm not able to see any of the videos of the "Britain is Great" series, why?

Thank you

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