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
- ______________, 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.
- 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 ______________ .
- 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.
- ______________ 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Santa Maria
8. The first missionary, Samuel Marsden, brought Christianity to New Zealand in ___________ .
9. In 1947 New Zealand became ___________ .
- self-governing British colony
- a dominion
- a fully independent country
10. __________ is New Zealand’s capital.
11. The lower house of NZ parliament, known as ____________, has 120 members.
- the House of Commons
- the House of Representatives
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.
- Great Britain
14. In Kiwi English ‘Pakeha’ means ___________ .
- an Englishman
- an Australian
- a fair-skinned European
15. ___________ is the largest city of New Zealand.
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