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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


Hello. I guess there should be "short" instead of "shot" in this sentence: "The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is just a shot trip across the water." (Transcript)
Best wishes,

Hello Dima,

Thank you for pointing this out to us! We check our pages carefully but sometimes typos get through, and then we rely on our users to spot such errors.


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The LearnEnglish Team

I would definitely want to see the Durdle Door, especially when I know it is formed by sea carving the rock. The waves are shattered by the rock every time, but it always comes back. Every touch seems so subtle, but at the end it is the soft shape the hard. An ancient Chinese philosophy proposition explores the interaction and relation between two objects, the ever moving one, and the ever still one. Durdle Door is a great example of the lively force rules over the static object.

China is a vast country. The world highest mountain, Everest, stands on top of the highland area in west. Yangtze river starts as several streams running down from its snow covered top. Drawing water from various branches along the way, Yangtze cuts through the continent, finishes its journey by joining the east sea. There are ragged mountains loaded with ancient tales, and tranquil lakes which admires the surrounding landscapes by replicating a copy on themselves. No matter who you are and what you enjoy, you'll find right places to visit in China.

Why we don't put "ed" but we put "zed" in the world "memory" in past simple sentense ?

Hello duongtuan,

'Memory' is a noun not a verb and so has no past tense.

The verb is 'memorise' (or 'memorize' in the US), and its past tense is 'memorised' (or 'memorized').

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi teachers,
There is something I noticed in the video which sounds pretty strange but I belive it is grammatically correct. However, I do not know the reason, why?

This is the sentence: To me, it's a real privilege to be able to work in this kind of mountain environment and to enthuse about it to other people and attract them TO COMING here.

What I find strange is the word coming. In this case "to" is preposition and therfore is "ing" necessary? I would say "...and attract them to come here". But it is wrong, I suppose, isn,t it?

Hello andeo,

This is a bit of an odd expression. As far as I know, it's unusual to use a verb after 'attract' in this way, though what Colin says is perfectly intelligible. I agree with your interpretation of 'to' as a preposition instead of an infinitive.

I expect this is not a very satisfactory answer, but I hope it's at least somewhat useful for me to confirm your understanding!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Great views!! Excellent information! I'd love to visit Loch Ness.
I guess the most famous natural beauties in my country, Argentina, are The Iguazú Falls and Glaciar Perito Moreno. These places are very popular with tourists. However, there are many other not so well-known places of great beauty that are really stunning, like Valle de la Luna in San Juan or Los Alerces Park in Chubut.

Thank you so much for the video I am having lots of information and knowledge

Hi, I've learned many things from these videos. I have a question about some words I don't understand. Could you help me to explain the meaning of vanilla topics and the meaning of Blackberry thumbs? Thank you so much