Whatever your taste, Britain is home to some of the greatest sports – and sporting venues – in the world. Watch the video and go behind the scenes at Silverstone Circuit, home of F1, and Wembley Stadium, temple of football!

Task 1

Which of these things does Richard do?


Task 2

Fill the gaps with words from the video.


Task 3

Make sentences from the video by reordering the words.


Task 4

Choose three words that can go in the gaps.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


is there an oppurtunity to get the video? or to download it?
it would be perfect for my presentation about british sport :-))
best wishes, fshspp

Hi fshspp,

I'm afraid that the Britain is Great videos are not available for download! I hope you can find something suitable elsewhere.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello ! could you tell me what is the meaning of (a 133 metre tall steel arch which is also 315 metres across) I understand that it is 133 meter tall so What does 315 meters refer to ??? Thanks . I think you could say it is a silly question but u really don't know

Hello littlemoon86,

'133 metres tall' refers to the height, while '315 metres across' refers to the width.

I hope that answers your question and remember that, as we say in English, there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.  In other words, if you don't know something then a question is a good idea, whatever it is about.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Mr Peter M, I really appreciate your help. :)

Hi teacher.. could you explain this to me?
Britain [has it all]. -> If I exchange 'Britain'(singular pronoun) to 'They'(plural), can I just say: 'They [have it all]'? If I was wrong, can you tell me the right sentence I have to use? :)
I'll wait your reply, sir. Thank you

Hi fernandd,

That is correct!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

At 00:30, 'Britain has it all'. Why not 'Britain has them all'?

Hi Aung Thet Naing,
to have it all is a common informal expression. "Britain has it all" means that Britain has everything one could want when it comes to sport.
It doesn't refer so much to all the sporting venues he mentions just before - it refers to everything in general one could want that is related to sport.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi i can't see video's in here and overcooked