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Countryside is GREAT - Part 1

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?


Task 2

The numbers in this exercise are in the video. What do they refer to?


Task 3

Can you make sentences from the video using these words?


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.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


My idea of a lovely countryside is one nestled in a quiet bay area with mountains on the other side. On the slow slopes, there are white houses with colorful roofs and gardens. The houses are in different shapes and sizes. The small cozy cottages and the grand mansion are rather in harmony, coexisting to exhibit the character of the land they are both in. A sunny late afternoon, I sit on top of a stone wall, gentle breeze scatters fragrance bursting from nearby roses. Waves wash the coast, wind shuffles the forest. They are all eager to tell me their stories. And, I, am the most lucky in the world.

I'd like to visit all those places.

I'd rather live in the countryside.

there are no a doubts about how much stunning views and landscapes in GREAT BRATIN . but the one million dollar question or should i say pound is how some one can get there . since almost a year i fighting over 6.5 in to ielts to immigrate to canada which is too fat from uk and never succeed yet ,however. i am not too far i got 6 at my last test ,i will submit to ielts test again in next december hopfully i will pass this time

Hello zeyad147,

Have you seen TakeIELTS? There's useful information as well as some free practice materials there. 

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

British landscapes seem to be wonderful. It takes me fancy to come and visit Great Britain.

Hi British Council Team,

I really really enjoyed the Great Video series but the trouble is that I can't download any of it. Is there any way that I can download the video?

Thank you so much for your help.


Hi Gardenia Zeng,

I'm afraid that the videos on LearnEnglish cannot be downloaded for both technical and legal reasons. You can, however, watch them as many times as you like on LearnEnglish entirely free of charge.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! Where can I find the worksheet?

Hi annalmondo,

You can find a link to the worksheet just below the activity window. Look for a link headed:

Countryside is Great Part 1 - Support Pack.pdf

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers,
Excuse me, I think that there is one Number mistaken in the transcipt. On 1:57 in the video, I have tried to listen many times and look at the mouth of the woman, I think that the Number is 1.25 million, not 1.35 million.
Thank you so much.

Hello JellyNguyen,

It's great that you investigated this so carefully, however I'm afraid that she does indeed say '1.35 million'. The initial consonants 'thr' are indeed a bit difficult to hear, but the vowel sound is clearly /iː/ ('ee') and so the number must be 'three'; the vowel sound in 'two' is /u:/.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team