Do these activities to learn more about New Zealand, an amazing English-speaking country.

Insert the following words denoting outdoor activities into the corresponding situations:

skiing, tramping, surfing, rock climbing, fishing, mountaneering

  1. ______________, or bushwalking as it is often called, is the best way of coming to grips with New Zealand’s natural beauty. It gives the traveller the satisfaction of being a paticipant rather than just a spectator.
  2. New Zealand is one of the most popular places for ______________ in the southern hemisphere. In addition to downhill (alpine) ______________, there are opportunities for coss-country ______________ .
  3. New Zealand has a rich history of ______________, as it is an ideal training ground. The Southern Alps offer a great number of challenging climbs, and are studded with a number of impressive peaks.
  4. ______________ has increased in popularity in New Zealand. No longer it is just considered practice for mountaneering, it is now an activity in its own right. There are a number of companies set up to take beginners out for their first climb, with all attention being paid to safety.
  5. With its thousands of kilometers of coastline, New Zealand has excellent ______________ possibilities. Swells come in from every angle and while any specific beach will have better ______________ at some times of the year than at others, there’s good ______________ to be found somewhere in NZ at any time of the year.
  6. New Zealand is renowned as one of the great ______________ countries in the world thanks largely to the introduction of exotic rainbow trout, brown trout, quinnat salmon, Atlantic slamon, perch, char and a few other fish. The lakes and rivers of central North Island and of the South Island are famous for trout ______________.

Do this quiz to learn more about New Zealand

1.New Zealand is washed by  ________

  • the Indian Ocean
  • the Atlantic Ocean
  • the Pacific Ocean

2. New Zealand is separated from Australia by ________

  • the Tasman Sea
  • the Cook Strait
  • the Strait of Dover

3. The two major land masses of New Zealand are _________

  • Great Britain and Ireland
  • the Australian continent and the island of Tasmania
  • the North Island and the South Island

4. _________ are the original inhabitants of New Zealand.

  • the Indians
  • the Maori
  • the Inuit

5. _________ has become the country’s symbol.

  • the kiwi
  • the weka
  • the kea

6. _________ were the first to sail up the west coast of New Zealand.

  • the British
  • the French
  • the Dutch

7. British navigator and explorer Captain James Cook sailed around New Zealand in the _________ in 1769.

  • Mayflower
  • Endevour
  • Santa Maria

8. The first missionary, Samuel Marsden, brought Christianity to New Zealand in ___________ .

  • 1814
  • 1642
  • 1840

9. In 1947 New Zealand became ___________ .

  • self-governing British colony
  • a dominion
  • a fully independent country

10. __________ is New Zealand’s capital.

  • Canberra
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch

11. The lower house of NZ parliament, known as ____________, has 120 members.

  • the House of Commons
  • the House of Representatives
  • Senate

12. The two main parties of New Zealand are ___________ .

  • the Conservative and Labour parties
  • the Republican and Democratic parties
  • the National and Labour parties

13. ____________ is now New Zealand’s single largest trading partner.

  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Japan

14. In Kiwi English ‘Pakeha’ means ___________ .

  • an Englishman
  • an Australian
  • a fair-skinned European

15. ___________ is the largest city of New Zealand.

  • Wellington
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch