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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?

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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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Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

"Countryside is Great" episodes are great! 
I follow learnEnglish.britishcouncil Facebook page, and I usually watch and read what you guys publish on your wall, but I had never come to the website to check all these videos, podcasts, excercises, games, etc. I'm so happy I did it today. 
I am currently getting ready to take a certification exam. It is not a certification from the Cambridge University, but a certification from the Secretaria de Educación Publica, here in Mexico, which will allow me to teach English professionally. My exam will take place next June 30th and I these videos are helping me a lot.  

Hello Karen,
I'm happy to hear that you've finally decided to visit LearnEnglish and that it's helping you prepare for your exam! Why not tell that other people on our Facebook page to encourage them to visit too?
Good luck with your certification exam.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone,
I love country side and I love these videos. I'd like to go to the British country side to see it in first person, in my country the landscapes are very different. So, the series is really good and shows spectacular views of your beautiful country. In addition, it helps me to improve my listening, it's great!
Thank you for to offer all this material!
Greetings.

Hi!
I hope you can go and see the countryside for yourself one day - I love it! Thanks for your nice comment about the series, too.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I do like "This is great." series.  However, I can listen but can't see the video.  I can view other's by "can't see video, click her" option.  I'm using windows 8.  I renew my flash player but just still can't see the viedo of "This is great series.  What should I do to view them?  I do love them.  Thanks.

Hello Cindy89!
 
That is a strange problem! To help me solve it, can you tell me:
 

  • Which web browser are you using? (Firefox, Internet Explorer...?)
  • What model of computer or phone are you using?
  • Have you tried any other videos on LearnEnglish, apart from the "Can't see..." option?
  • Do you still have the same problem if you use a different computer?

Let me know, and I will try to help you!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Jeremy,                                                               Thanks.  I'm using Internet Explore, Asus K55V i5-3210M Win8.  Other videos on LearnEnglish are workable, some by "can't see video, click here" option.  I tried a different computer with Win7, it's workable on "This is great" videos.

Hello Cindy89!
 
Thanks for the extra information. Did you use the other computer from the same location? (i.e through the same internet connection?). I don't have a solution right now, but I've passed it on to our tech team, and I'll get back to you when we have some answers.
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, How do I download this video ?
I want to copy this series to my phone in order to hear everywhere. Thanks a lot!

Hello Fionapham!
 
I'm glad you like our materials enough to want to download them! Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, Britain is Great is not available for download. However, you can download some of our other materials, like our Elementary Podcasts. Just go to the episode page and click 'Downloads and materials'.
 
Enjoy the rest of the site!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

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