SPOTLIGHT ON

NEW ZEALAND


How much do you know about New Zealand? Answer the questions and then check your answers by reading the text below.

1. New Zealand is close to _____.
2. The population of New Zealand is _____.
3. The official language of New Zealand is _____.
4. What percentage of the population lives in cities?

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New Zealand is south east of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.

It is quite mountainous and has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. There is snow in winter and the ski resorts are busy. New Zealand is famous for sheep, bungy jumping and wonderful scenery. The picture at the top is a photo of Rotorua. For over 150,000 years there have been daily powerful daily explosions like this from the many volcanoes.

About 80 percent of the population lives in cities. The capital city, Wellington is the most southern capital city in the world.

New Zealand has a population of almost 4 million people. 10 percent are native Maori people. The official language is English. The culture is a mix of European and Maori.