Richard continues his exploration of Britain's great countryside. He sees the lakes and mountains of Scotland and two of the world's natural wonders: the Giant's Causeway in Ireland and the magnificent Durdle Door in Dorset.

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In what order do these things get mentioned in the video?

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Task 2

Match the descriptions you heard about the places. Each place has two descriptions.

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Task 3

Complete the phrases.

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Task 4

Select the four adjectives that are possible in the gap, but don't select the one that isn't possible.

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I'd love to visit Durdle Door, of course.I literally fell in love with the its view, though.
Well, we have Cappodocia which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.Many people around the world pay a visit this area which is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.

I most like to visit the Jurassic coast in Dorset because there is an amazing arch is called Durdle Door. In my country, there is same one as well in Ly Son Island. It's absolutely stunning at sunset

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Hi, the British music is great as well. Please, could you give me more information about the song from the beginning of this video? The best part is between 0:26-0:54 socends. I would appreciate the name of the song or the artist. Thanks a lot.

Hello iamthemartas,

I'm afraid we don't have information about the artists or music in this video, but I'm pretty sure that the tune played around 0:30 is called 'Drowsy Maggie'. It's a very popular tune, so I'm sure you can find recordings by lots of artists.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I'd like to visit Loch Ness Lake. It is so big and water there is so bright and blue. In China, we have numerous great natural beauties as well. In particular, the mountains are really high and amazing. Once I climbed Hua Sha which is a famous mountain in Xi'an with three friends. Can you imagine that we start climbed at half past nine in the evening, and arrived the top of it at 6 in the morning. And I still remember it was in April two years ago, and we were so hungry, tried and cold, and the view was really really stunning in the top of the mountain. The experience felt excellent, but I think I won't try it again. Since you know, I slept over 2 days after visit Hua Sha...!

Hello. I guess there should be "short" instead of "shot" in this sentence: "The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is just a shot trip across the water." (Transcript)
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Dima

Hello Dima,

Thank you for pointing this out to us! We check our pages carefully but sometimes typos get through, and then we rely on our users to spot such errors.

 

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Peter

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I would definitely want to see the Durdle Door, especially when I know it is formed by sea carving the rock. The waves are shattered by the rock every time, but it always comes back. Every touch seems so subtle, but at the end it is the soft shape the hard. An ancient Chinese philosophy proposition explores the interaction and relation between two objects, the ever moving one, and the ever still one. Durdle Door is a great example of the lively force rules over the static object.

China is a vast country. The world highest mountain, Everest, stands on top of the highland area in west. Yangtze river starts as several streams running down from its snow covered top. Drawing water from various branches along the way, Yangtze cuts through the continent, finishes its journey by joining the east sea. There are ragged mountains loaded with ancient tales, and tranquil lakes which admires the surrounding landscapes by replicating a copy on themselves. No matter who you are and what you enjoy, you'll find right places to visit in China.

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