9. The country is more beautiful than a town and more pleasant to live in. Many English people think ....(1).... , and go to the country for the summer holidays ....(2).... they cannot live there all the year round. Some have a cottage built in a village so they can go there ....(3).... they can find the time.
English villages are not all alike, ....(4).... in some ways they are not very different from each other. ....(5
).... every village has a church, the round or square tower of which can be seen from many miles around. Surrounding the church is the churchyard ....(6
).... people are buried. The village green is a wide stretch of grass, and houses or cottages are built around it. Country life is now fairly comfortable and many villages have water brought through ....(7).... into each house. Most villages are so close ....(8).... some small towns that people can go there to buy what they cannot find in the village shops.