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CAINGORM NATIONAL PARK

Cairngorm National Park in Scotland is the home to 5 out of 6 of the tallest mountains in Britain. It has got the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. The journey is 2km long, which makes this the highest railway journey in Great Britain – nearly 2000 metres above sea level. The views across Cairngorm National Park are stunning and you can see why this is Britain’s largest nature reserve. Looking down you can see over Loch Morlich, which is a famous beauty spot in this area, but you also get wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. You can see Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, to the west, and to the north, some eighty miles away, you can see Ben Hope. Cairngorm National Park is also a wonderful place for people to come to walk, to climb and, of course, to enjoy snow sports. If you're lucky, you may see ptarmigan on the mountain, and also a dotterel, which is a rare and protected species, and you might well see some mountain hare as well.

LOCH NESS

Another one of Scotland’s famous landmarks is Loch Ness. It’s 37km long and 239m deep at the deepest point, and some say it has its own monster!

SNOWDONIA

One of the most visited parks is Snowdonia in Wales. 6 million people come to visit the incredible mountains every year. Wales is famous for its mountains, but also countryside closer to sea level. One fishing village on the north coast has 3km of sweeping bay, offering a sheltered harbour to visitors from around the world.

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is just a shot 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.

DURDLE DOOR

This is the Jurassic coast in Dorset. It could be as old as a quarter of a billion years and that amazing arch is called Durdle Door, and it’s one of the most photographed landmarks along this coast. Durdle Door is a beautiful limestone arch, carved out with the power of the sea. It could be at least a thousand years old and it's one of the most magnificent features in Britain. This area is part of 153km of natural World Heritage coastline.

 

3. DO THE INDIVIDUAL TASK:

Prepare a 3 minute speech. Work out a route across the UK. Say what places you would like to visit and why. Learn your speech and time it. While speaking show the route on the map.

The following phrases may help you:

 

INTRODUCTION (speak about the UK in general and your love of travelling)

- First of all, I must say that …

- I am sure everybody …

- It is well-known that …

 

MAIN BODY (describe your route – speak about the places and why they are interesting for you)

- If I have a chance … I will …

- I would like to begin my route in … because …

- Then I’d move to …

- My next stop would be in …

- I know that …

- I’m sure to get unforgettable impressions there.



- Next I’d head … (north, south, east or west) and visit …

 

CONCLUSION (give the final idea of the speech)

- So, …

- In conclusion I’d like to say that …

- I believe my trip will come true in the future.


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