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Why watch it?
- The documentary-makers have clear standard British accents.
- There is a lot of spontaneous speech. This is great practice of natural and real life spoken English.
- The speech can be a bit challenging in places.
Long Way Round is a 7-episode documentary series about the 19,000-mile (31,000 km) journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York City on motorcycles. They travelled through Western and Central Europe, Ukraine, Western Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, and Canada. They visited 13 countries in total. They saw a variety of sights and landmarks and met many different and interesting people. If you love to travel, this is the perfect documentary for you.
If you enjoy this series, you should watch their second series called Long way down, where they travel on motorbikes through Europe and Africa from Scotland to South Africa.