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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


hi everybody I'm new to this page, I'm Alfonso from Mexico and I just want to say this is the best web page ever! lovely video by the way!
I loved Lake District and pristine water as well. 
I'd rather prefer living in both city and countryside. In the city you've like a world, all is globalised hehe; perhaps we have some better chances in the city than in countryside, regarding to labor part and of course there's more leisure. In the countryside you have fresh air, many lakes and rivers (in some cases), a lot of wildlife, forests and in some cases cosy cottages, that's why I love both of them.
best regards from Mexico to everyone!

Lovely scenery! You really have so many nice places in Great Britain! Thanks for sharing! And the English is so pleasant to hear! 

Hi! I always enjoy British council's podcasts and activity. However, I have found that task 4 is a bit complicated for me. Would you mind give me a link to grammar to be more aware in this issue?

Hi Ketiru,
It's great to hear that you like what we do on the site. Please note that the 'Britain is Great' videos are aimed at higher-level learners and so you might find them and the exercises with them quite difficult. We have lots of other materials if you want something easier.
You might find reading our grammar reference on the passive voice useful for this exercise.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Adam

I cannot see the videos! What should I do?

Hello Maymei,
Unfortunately our users in China (and Iran) can't see the videos on LearnEnglish at the moment, but we're trying to find a way to solve this problem.
We have one possible solution that you could try. Please go to Shakespeare Scene 1 and tell me if you can see the video there by clicking where it says 'Can't see video? Click here!' If that works, I can add it to this page as well.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Adam,
I am from China too , and I am unable to watch the video on Britain is great. but I could see the video after clicking 'can't see video' . Thank you!
Best wishes

Hi Adam
I listened to this video again and again And thanks to notice about our problem. fortunately I have found solution to this problem but unfortunately I have to wait for about 1 hour to download it because internet rate really goes down. sometimes it walk on my nerve but learn English has value to me for wait (Is it true sentence!!)  :D

Hi Morteza,
Thanks for your reply. So you can see the video on the other page by clicking on the link, but it's very slow? I don't think there is much we can do about a slow internet connection, I'm afraid.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team