In this lesson, you will learn collocations to talk about living in the countryside. You can use them to describe a place that you enjoy visiting, especially if it is in a rural area.
A DESCRIPTION OF A RURAL AREA
I visit my grandparents once in a while. They live in a valley surrounded by rolling countryside. It's a small village within easy reach of the nearest big town - only a 20-minute drive away. While driving in the surrounding area, you get to see a lot of farm fields with colourful stripes of windflowers.
I enjoy visiting this place because of the relaxed way of life there and the absolutely breathtaking scenery. You can walk through the unspoilt countryside and play games on the village green. I don't think the village has changed much since my first visit as a child. There aren't many young people in the surrounding countryside because they have already moved to the cities. To be honest, I think there isn't much to do in the area apart from climbing a hill and hill walking. Perhaps people who visit the area could have a picnic on the green hills surrounded by nature.
In my opinion, one of the best things about village life is that you get the chance to buy local produce at the farmers' market. Another thing is that villages, in general, have a very peaceful atmosphere and it's a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, especially for those who prefer the peaceful life of the countryside to cities.
Replace the phrases below with collocations from the text.
1. rolling hills; 2. breathtaking scenery; 3. way of life; 4. surrounding area; 5. unspoilt countryside;
City Life - Going out
Cities - Talk about your area
Cities - Advantages and Disadvantages of Urban Life
Countryside - Advantages and Disadvantages of Rural Life
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Collocations for Urban Life
Collocations for Success
Collocations for Feelings
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