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

Comments

The Lake District looks nice, I would like to go there. Why u you can swimming in a lakes in the Uk?
I was in Wales in Snowdonia Park also it's beautiful there. In Wales is very green and environment is wilde and air is fresh. I like Wales. I would like to climb in a Snowdown mountain the view must to be very nice there....
I can recommended you Wales....
Regards from big city where the air is not very fresh:)

I really enjoy places where it is possible to hike into the wild and look at different directions from a top place.
I think both places Richard visited are astonish, hopefully one day I'll have the chance to go there among others.
If you ask me about either living in the countryside or the city, I have to say that the city it's more exiting on a daily routine (and depends of the city) but the countryside it's really enjoyable when you need a gap from work and a time to relax yourself and enjoy and make a deep contact with nature.

How can I download this video?

Hello myatthit,
I'm afraid the video can't be downloaded for legal and technical reasons at the moment, though we do want to make more of the content downloadable and so this may change in the future.  For now, the transcript and a support pack with exercises are the available downloads.
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Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!

Could you send a link to a grammar rule that can explain the Task 4. Thanks in advance.

Arseniy

Hi Arseniy,

The sentences in Task 4 require you to use a verb in the passive voice plus an infinitive. You can find an explanation of the passive voice in general at http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/verbs/active-a... .

As you can see in the sentences in Task 4, this structure is often used with verbs such as "think", "feel", "believe", "know", and "say". Since these verbs report others' ideas about something, this structure is very common in both oral and written news reports.

If you have any more specific questions about this, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

fantastic video, it should be very useful for my teaching. But unfortunately, I don't know how to download the video. Does anybody know how to download it? I would be very grateful for your help. So many thanks.

Hi Stanwang,

I'm afraid that downloading this video is not permitted, but much of the audio on LearnEnglish can be downloaded. If that possibility interests you, I'd recommend that you look at the Magazine, Elementary Podcasts, and Big City Small World (all under Listen & Watch).

Finally, as a teacher, you might want to take a look at the British Council's Teaching English website:

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hello. What a fantastic videos. I have just watched the first part and I am wild about continuing the next episodes. How lovely amazing views. I feel as I am there. what stunning lakes and incredible mountains .I wish to go and enjoy it myself. we have nice places here in Egypt too. with scenic mountains and picturesque sea views. Thanks for sharing .I have learned loads of new words and expressions and enjoyed watching these stunning and beautiful natural views. just one thing to ask for what is the meaning of( sweeping coastlines) I looked up in dictionary but can't get the meaning , Thanks appreciated your effort and help .

Hi littlemoon86,

Thanks for letting us know that you appreciated the videos, and especially that you found them useful for learning vocabulary.

When referring to a feature of the landscape, the word sweeping is often used to mean broad. When you see a coastline or a broad mountain range, for example, they extend from one side of your visual field to the other - in a sense, they sweep or extend across the space in front of you. That is the sense of the word sweeping here.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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