Flo-Joe for Cambridge English Exams

Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Countryside Vocabulary

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe the countryside.


Complete each definition with the correct words:

A) A small river.
Much taller than a hill.
C) Land with water all around it.
D) The Atlantic is an .....
E) This is where you'll find lots of tents.
F) Larger than a 'wood' with lots of trees.
G) A town or city by the sea where ships arrive and depart.
H) Smaller than a town, and usually in the countryside.
A place near the sea where people enjoy their holiday.
J) A low area of land between mountains or hills.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) stream, B) mountain, C) island, D) ocean, E) campsite, F) forest, G) port, H) village, I) seaside, J) valley.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the gaps in the following sentences with one of the words from the previous quiz. These words were:


A) In between the two hills was a with a farm.
We found a lovely to put our tent up.
C) Lots of children's stories take place in a perhaps because the trees make them a little scary.
D) The ship was in the for a few days.
E) The Pacific is an example of an .
F) My family often spends our holidays by the as the children enjoy playing on the beach.
G) I live in a busy town and I'd like to move somewhere smaller and quieter like a.
H) My friend has a at the end of his garden where he sometimes goes fishing.
I) Everest is the tallest in the world.
J) There is a small between Greece and Turkey where we often spend our holiday.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) valley, B) campsite, C) forest, D) port, E) ocean, F) seaside, G) village, H) stream, I) mountain, J) island. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Do you prefer to spend time in the city or the countryside?
Do you live near an area of beautiful countryside?
Have you ever spent a holiday by the seaside?
What are the advantages of living in a small village?


Writing Practice: Part 3

This is part of a letter you receive from an English friend.

Our teacher went on holiday to your country and said the countryside was lovely. Is that true?

Now you are writing a letter to this friend.

Write your letter in about 100 words.