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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


I don' t manage to listen and watch the video.
Could someone please tell me what to do?
Thanks in advance.

Hi Veronica,
Sorry to hear about your problem. Could you give us some more information? Exactly what happens when you try to watch the video? Can you see any other videos on the site? What web browser are you using?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Could you give me any suggestion, because I can not watch the video Britain is Great.
Thank you very much anyway.
All the best

Hello ilirjan.balla!
I'm sorry to hear you're having problems. Users in Albania can usually see our videos. So I can help you, could you answer these questions?

  • Which web browser are you using? (Firefox, Internet Explorer...?)
  • What computer or phone are you using?
  • What do you see where the videos and tasks should appear? Nothing, or is there a message?
  • Have you tried any other web pages on LearnEnglish?
  • Do you still have the same problem if you use a different computer?

Also, we know some users do have issues, and we are working on alternatives. Please go to our new episodes of Word on the Street – say, Shakespeare and try the link that says “Can't see video? Click here!”. Let me know if you can see that video OK.
Let's see if we can sort out your issue!
Jeremy Bee

Hi Jeremy Bee!

Thank you very much for your answer. Actually it is my first time that I am writing in british Council becase my english it is not so good, anyway.
Related to my problem I'd like to say that; I use systematicly the british council site and I have seen all the videos Word on the Street but when I try to see the videos in Britain is Great do not appeared the link that says "Can't see video? Click here". Anyway I will try to see these videos in an other computer and I will inform you for the results.
Once again thank you very much.
All the best.

Ilijan Balla

Hello again ilirjan!
I'm sorry to tell you that not all our videos have the alternative method of viewing. We hope to add it soon, but for the moment there isn't a "Can't see video? Click here" option for the Britain is Great videos.
We do have lots of other material though - why not try our Elementary Podcasts
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, everyone!
I have recently come across this site and now I am totally absorbed in it!
Thanks a lot for videos and transcripts!
The countryside is really GREAT. If I only had an opportunity, I would undoubtedly come and cruise on one of these wonderful lakes!

how can i download these videos,???,
please help me

Hello Julius,
Please look down the page - Jeremy answered this same question on the 19th of January.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

My name is Luis
your videos are very nice I like it a lot, and I think they're  very useful , but they're very short, is possible to take them all toghether for see it on television.