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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Upper intermediate: B2

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what I like the most out of the various landscapes is lakes.
I really admire Windermere lake. it poses a very relaxing view.
I prefer to live in a countryside because it is peaceful and there are beautiful sceneries.

Among the places that Richard visited, I liked the Windermere lake. The view was picturesque and the nature was exquisitely calming to the soul. And if I was asked as to where I would prefer to live, that would be in the countryside. The countryside shows the real beauty of untouched nature where you can live with simplicity and where the time just flows with peace like a river. City life is more like a water rafting- everything is almost in a rush.

What kind of countryside do you like best? Which of the places that Richard visits most interest you? Do you prefer to live in the city or in the countryside?

the best kind of countryside are fields and lakes .the most interesting places that Richard visited is Windermere lake.
i prefer to live in countryside.
please correct

I am glad to read this information.

I like mountains, these are amazing, the nature around them, the peaks melt and many waterfalls come down, the lakes and all the fauna and flora related to this system is beautiful. I would like visit Great Britain cities and countryside, if you ask me where I prefer to live, I would choose countryside.

Hello, Team.
Help me to improve my listening skills, please.
In the transcript, it says :
- It really is a green and pleasant land that I'm about to explore.
- Oh, I think basically all you have to do is to look around you.
- They come to get away, to enjoy peace and tranquillity, ...
But I listen to the video :
- Time code 0:28 - 0:37 ; [This] really is a green and pleasant land that I'm about to explore.
- Time code 2:04 - 2:06 ; Oh, I think basically all you have to do [Richard] is to look around you.
- Time code 2:12 - 2:16 ; They come to get away, to enjoy [the] peace and tranquillity, ...
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So would you like to check it out, please?
Thank you in advance.

Hello Nizam,

You have good listening skills! In all three cases, your versions of the sentences are correct. I've just fixed all three in the transcripts.

Thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about this!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Question 5 of Task 3 :
It looks like you've missed something.
I think a 'to' is needed after the auxiliary 'is' in the sentence.
" All you have to do is [to] look around you ".
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Question 4 of Task 4 :
"Queen Elizabeth I is said to have slept in this bed"
What reason do you use 'have' not 'has'? The Object is a woman, isn't it?
Or maybe it's because of the object is a Queen?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you in advance.

Hello Nizam,

Thanks, as always, for pointing out what look like mistakes. Question 5 is was actually grammatically correct ('to' is optional in that structure), but since the transcript includes the 'to', I've added it to the task. Thanks again for telling us about it.

As for question 4 in task 4, 'to have slept' is a perfect infinitive. As an infinitive, it doesn't change form in accordance with the subject. Take a look through the page I linked to and if you have any questions, please let us know.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I remember when i came to Sheffield to attend an english language course some years ago. I stayed there for one month and half, living the core of the city. Then, at the and of the programme of study, i rented out a car for moving to Liverpool. And when i went in the countryside, i remained completely charmed of the stunning and beautiful hills that surround Sheffield! Those landscapes touched me a lot, i will never forget them, with those beutiful and pure, immaculate brooks and green hills planty of colored flowers!
That is one between the landscapes i like better!
I live in a countryside lowland, that i love above all in autumn, when the leaves become multi-colored! Neverthless i like the city panorama too, as long as the city is not to much crowded and chaotic, and especially when it is at least sufficently clean!
I have always been attracted by those limitless Britain's landscapes that i always whatched in movies, above all those of Scotland! I would like to go to visit them one day!

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