In one of my German writing tests, I have the following sentence:
a) Die Umgebung ist sehr nett, jedoch ist die Leute ein bisschen unfreundlich.
This has been checked by my teacher and she says it is correct but it just sounds wrong. I would expect it to be
b) Die Umgebung ist sehr nett, jedoch sind die Leute ein bisschen unfreundlich.
since I believe Leute to be a plural. Although I am aware that German cannot always be translated into English, to me, this sentence would mean
The surroundings are very nice, however the people is a bit unfriendly.
However, there may be a simple German rule that I am not aware of. Who is correct?