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Countryside is GREAT - Part 2

Richard continues his exploration of Britain's great countryside. He sees the lakes and mountains of Scotland and two of the world's natural wonders: the Giant's Causeway in Ireland and the magnificent Durdle Door in Dorset.

Task 1

In what order do these things get mentioned in the video?


Task 2

Match the descriptions you heard about the places. Each place has two descriptions.


Task 3

Complete the phrases.


Task 4

Select the four adjectives that are possible in the gap, but don't select the one that isn't possible.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


Well, to tell the truth, I have never left my city and I'd like to travel to my countryside, where my grandparents are living there. The landscapes are unspoilt and the view is breathtaking because there aren't many tourists who visit here and spoil the nature so it's also secluded. On top of that, the countryside has a lot of green space so I can take a stroll around there compared to my city which has a lot of emissions which can be harmful. I was thinking of visiting there in the summer with my parents.

Wow! They're all stunning!

I really love the British Contryside, it seems such a extraornidary landscape and this area is a natural reserve. It is a lot atracctive at less for me. The Durdle Dooor is amazing because it was formed by the roks by the sea hit, since thought two thousand years and it is one of the most popular countries visited by the tourists, it longitude its Impressive.

Giant's Causeway is a very beautiful place, that it ofeer a magnificent view and amazing souns on the top on the mountain. I loved this place beacuse it is one of the most important mountains in Ireland, the animals can live free in this place and also the people protect the wildlife.

Which of the places would you like to visit?
The place I would like to visit from the video would be the first Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, since I like mountainous places.

What are the most famous natural beauties in your country?
In my country, which is Mexico, we have a great diversity of natural wonders, it would be impossible to name them all, one of the ones that I like the most and I think that it is little known is Real de Catorce, which is in San Luis Potosí and is a very magical town. cute, relaxing and mysterious.

Are they popular with tourists?
In this case, the magical town is little known, but as it is, tourism in Mexico will gradually become known.

I'd really like to visit them all but i feel special atraction for Durdle door; i find that rare arc in a lake really interesting.
I live in andean country, Colombia, so there are a los of mountains. Even though i lived my childhood in a flat zone of the country anytime we traveled with my family we had to go through the mountains so i just got used to them and don't get stunned by the views anymore.
I am currently living in Bogota and every time i look through my window i see Monserrate wish is a pretty popular church on top of a mountain. You can see all the city from there so it's a really got spot to visit.

I love the countryside for its peacefulness and tranquility. The landscape and stunning view of the mountains and fields are some of the features that make the countryside attractive to many people. The English countryside is beautiful especially the South with amazing historical features. In my home country in Africa the countryside is unspoiled. There is no modern world feel such as cafes, restaurants, shops or tourism going on. The country is made of mountains and hills with rivers running through. People are still living pretty much primitive lives. The mountains and rivers are populated with farm animals eating grass and drinking water. Each family builds their hut and grow their crops on their piece of land. The landscape is gorgeous. People wouldn't normally have running water in their household, so you would see people fetching water or washing clothes and themselves in rivers. All this gives our countryside a beautiful feeling of simpleness and natural way of living.

I love this lesson. The description of the landscape is really fascinating! It's so informative that I lean toward visiting all of them!
Yupe, we have many natural beauties in my country bustling with lots of tourists. It's hard to choose the best!

In fact all the places or natural parks are beautiful, so I want to go all of these places to see the and enjoy the landscapes, in my country Peru, there are many places and natural parks as well to visit, in amazon jungle Manu Park is located at south east of the country with stunning flora and fauna to discover and see, Huascaran Park located in "Cordillera Blanca) or white range and is highest peak in my country with about 6300 meters above sea level. and yes these palces are touristic places, so every visitor could go. I will wait you.


Can you say why the answer for Comprehension task #2 is 3. d, j?

In the video I heard and then reread in the transcript that World Heritage Site (option d) is the coastline (option 4)?

While they may be both World Heritage Sites, I can't find where in the video it says that Giant's Causeway is one.

Thank you for any help!

Hello Poupounchka,

The transcript on the webpage (under the exercises) says:

The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is just a short trip across the water. This world heritage site is the most popular tourist attraction in the area. Around 40 thousand rock columns were formed by the eruption of a volcano here, thousands of years ago. The tallest of the columns are around 12 metres high.

There in the second sentence it indicates that it's a world heritage site. 

Does that make sense?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team