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.

Task 1

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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Upper intermediate: B2

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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.

Why we don't put "ed" but we put "zed" in the world "memory" in past simple sentense ?

Hello duongtuan,

'Memory' is a noun not a verb and so has no past tense.

The verb is 'memorise' (or 'memorize' in the US), and its past tense is 'memorised' (or 'memorized').

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi teachers,
There is something I noticed in the video which sounds pretty strange but I belive it is grammatically correct. However, I do not know the reason, why?

This is the sentence: To me, it's a real privilege to be able to work in this kind of mountain environment and to enthuse about it to other people and attract them TO COMING here.

What I find strange is the word coming. In this case "to" is preposition and therfore is "ing" necessary? I would say "...and attract them to come here". But it is wrong, I suppose, isn,t it?

Hello andeo,

This is a bit of an odd expression. As far as I know, it's unusual to use a verb after 'attract' in this way, though what Colin says is perfectly intelligible. I agree with your interpretation of 'to' as a preposition instead of an infinitive.

I expect this is not a very satisfactory answer, but I hope it's at least somewhat useful for me to confirm your understanding!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Kirk. Sometimes I think there is an expression which is commonly used, and then I need to check. You are amazing team and thank you for your swift response, indeed.

Best regards!

Great views!! Excellent information! I'd love to visit Loch Ness.
I guess the most famous natural beauties in my country, Argentina, are The Iguazú Falls and Glaciar Perito Moreno. These places are very popular with tourists. However, there are many other not so well-known places of great beauty that are really stunning, like Valle de la Luna in San Juan or Los Alerces Park in Chubut.

Thank you so much for the video I am having lots of information and knowledge

Hi, I've learned many things from these videos. I have a question about some words I don't understand. Could you help me to explain the meaning of vanilla topics and the meaning of Blackberry thumbs? Thank you so much

Hello Nguyên Nguyênn,

Where did you find these? I don't see them on this page. 'vanilla topics' doesn't make any sense to me, but if I saw it in context, I'm sure I could help you. As for 'Blackberry thumbs', I suppose this refers to Blackberry mobile phones, which have small keyboards that you type on using your thumbs, but again, it'd be useful to see the expression in context.

I suppose you have already seen it, but if not, please note that there's a dictionary search box on the lower right side of the page.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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