England is not a big country: from north to south and from east to west (1) is only about three hundred miles (2) .But for a small country it has a (3) range of climates. People who have (4) visitedEngland, or who have visited only (5) of it, often (6) of thinking that it is a cold and wet country. (7) the summer months of June to September, this is probably true of the (8) ofEngland and Midlands. In the south, however, the (9) is much pleasant. One (10) is that when people retire from a job in the south they often prefer to (11) to the milder south.
Perhaps the warmest (12) of the country is the southwest, which consists of the counties ofDevon andComwall. The (13) Gulf Stream flows across the NorthAtlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico and makes the coastal regions of the (14) quite warm. Palm trees, bamboo and many semi-tropical plants grow (15) in the southwest ofEnglanD、Flowers and vegetables ripen (16) a month earlier than those elsewhere. Farmers in the area obtain (17) for their vegetables and flowers because they are ready earlier. In winter there (18) several feet of snow in other parts ofEngland (19) there will probably be no snow at all in the southwest. This may be (20) the southwest is one ofEngland’s most popular holiday areas. A．many places B．several C．few D．one part