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From my room I look out over the . . . .
It’s very different from the . . . I see from the windows at home.
At home it’s a . . . with open fields.
Here it’s a . . . with . . . in the distance.

From my room I look out over the surrounding countryside.
It’s very different from the familiar landscape I see from the windows at home.
At home it’s a gentle landscape with open fields.
Here it’s a bleak landscape with rocky mountains in the distance.

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Yesterday we . . . down to the lake.
As we . . . , we . . . a kingfisher standing in the water. John tried to . . . of it but it . . . us and flew off.
A little further on we . . . and St John’s Abbey . . . .
The Abbey . . . about three hundred years ago. Although it . . . , it is . . . as it stands in a . . . on a . . . beside a . . . with . . . above it.

Yesterday we followed a path down to the lake.
As we turned a corner, we caught a glimpse of a kingfisher standing in the water.
John tried to take a picture of it but it caught sight of us and flew off.
A little further on we rounded a bend and St John’s Abbey came into view.
The Abbey fell into ruin about three hundred years ago. Although it lies in ruins, it is well worth seeing as it stands in a dramatic setting on a steep slope beside a fast-flowing river with mountains towering above it.

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The cottage is in some wonderful . . . on the edge of a . . . .
Unfortunately the trees . . . of the . . . .
It has a little garden with a stream at the end of it.
The . . . through the forest.
They wanted to build a timber factory here but the local people said that it would . . . and, fortunately, their campaign to . . . succeeded.

The cottage is in some wonderful unspoilt countryside on the edge of a dense forest.
Unfortunately the trees block the view of the snow-covered mountains.
It has a little garden with a stream at the end of it.
The stream winds through the forest.
They wanted to build a timber factory here but the local people said that it would destroy the countryside and, fortunately, their campaign to protect the environment succeeded.