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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


hi , would you help me to understand the meaning of the word home in the following sentence?

I’ve come to Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, home to 5 out of 6 of the tallest mountains in Britain, ........
thank you

Hello nicky62,

Here, 'home' refers to the location of these mountains. In other words, Cairngorm National Park is where these five mountains are located. It might help to think of this as part of an omitted relative structure like 'Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, which is home to five out of six ...'

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Team.
☆ What are the most famous natural beauties in your country?
☆ Are they popular with tourists?
One of the best beaches worth to explore in my place is Blue Point Beach. The sea waves on the shore is quite challenging, so almost everyday there are Surfers who try the waves at this beach. Not only offers a challenging ocean waves, Blue Point Beach also offering the beauty of beach with white sand that truly surrounded by towering cliffs. Because of surrounded by cliffs, visitors who want to enjoy the beauty beach should enter the gaps are narrow cliff which in Bali interpreted as "mesulub". Because visitors to reach the beach should be mesulub, so this beach also called Suluban Beach. Foreign Tourist are more familiar by the name of Blue Point Beach because it's not far from the beach there is a hotel named Blue Point.
Before entering a narrow gully, you got down the stairs quite a lot. One the tip of bottom step, you will be presented with a view in a rock cave. If the sea waves was high, sea water will enter the cave. As soon as you come out the way "mesulub" crevices of cliff beautiful scenery with the pounding of the waves will welcome you on this beach.
During the day the beach is invanded by foreign tourist who want to feel the sun bath of Suluban by way lay on the clean white sand.
At the late afternoon into the spot to witness the phenomenon of sunset moment. These moments were used by the photographer to hunting photos fitting the sun sink behind the horizon.
And do not be surprised if you visit Suluban Beach, you will see a lots of hotels and restaurants built right on top of cliffs around this beach.
So, when will you visit my place Team?

I'd love to visit Durdle Door, of course.I literally fell in love with the its view, though.
Well, we have Cappodocia which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.Many people around the world pay a visit this area which is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.

I most like to visit the Jurassic coast in Dorset because there is an amazing arch is called Durdle Door. In my country, there is same one as well in Ly Son Island. It's absolutely stunning at sunset

Hi all
How cN i download the short movies


I'm afraid these videos are not available for download for legal reasons. The good news is that all of our audio podcasts - e.g. Elementary Podcasts, Big City Small World - can be downloaded for free!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, the British music is great as well. Please, could you give me more information about the song from the beginning of this video? The best part is between 0:26-0:54 socends. I would appreciate the name of the song or the artist. Thanks a lot.

Hello iamthemartas,

I'm afraid we don't have information about the artists or music in this video, but I'm pretty sure that the tune played around 0:30 is called 'Drowsy Maggie'. It's a very popular tune, so I'm sure you can find recordings by lots of artists.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I'd like to visit Loch Ness Lake. It is so big and water there is so bright and blue. In China, we have numerous great natural beauties as well. In particular, the mountains are really high and amazing. Once I climbed Hua Sha which is a famous mountain in Xi'an with three friends. Can you imagine that we start climbed at half past nine in the evening, and arrived the top of it at 6 in the morning. And I still remember it was in April two years ago, and we were so hungry, tried and cold, and the view was really really stunning in the top of the mountain. The experience felt excellent, but I think I won't try it again. Since you know, I slept over 2 days after visit Hua Sha...!