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Some people even forget to put New Zealand on the map; other see it as a universe, or at least a continent of its own. You can find the most spectacular scenery there. No wonder Peter Jackson chose his home country as the filming location of the Lord of the Ring-movies.

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Use of English

Word Families

Use drag and drop to find the right words of the same family!

RECEIVE  We got a friendly reception() at the campsite. In the background I could see the mountains.
CHOSE  and choose the best one. Take care and look again whether
CHOOSE  you have chosen the correct form. If you do these exercises
IMPROVEMENT  every day, you'll improve your knowledge more and more.
TO ADVISE  I think this is a good piece of advice .
PRACTICAL  An English proverb says "Practice makes perfect!"
CHOOSE  You have the choice to get better grades.
    
    

Definitions

What do the following words mean? Match the expressions (A-G) with their corresponding definitions.

A glacier 1 body of ice which moves under its own weight
B geyser 2 a deep cleft between escarpments or cliffs resulting from weathering and the erosive activity of a river
C lake 3 spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam
D gorge 4 a mountaintop that has been sculpted by erosion to form a point
E peak 5 a natural void in the ground, specifically a space large enough for a human to enter
F River bank 6 sloping ground along the edge of a stream, river, or lake
G cave 7 area filled with water, localized in a basin, surrounded by land
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1 3 7 2 4 6 5

Key Word Transformation

1. Alfeld is bigger than Kucha.   THAN

   Kucha is smaller than() Alfeld.


2. Lauf is bigger than Hersbruck.   AS

   Hersbruck isn't as big as() Lauf.

1. Alfeld is bigger than Kucha.   THAN

   Kucha is smaller than() Alfeld.


2. Lauf is bigger than Hersbruck.   AS

   Hersbruck isn't as big as() Lauf.


3. Hersbruck is nicer than Lauf.     BEAUTIFUL

   Hersbruck is more beautiful than() Lauf.

4. English isn't as difficult as Maths.   LESS

   English is less difficult than() Maths.

3. Hersbruck is nicer than Lauf.     BEAUTIFUL

   Hersbruck is more beautiful than() Lauf.

4. English isn't as difficult as Maths.   LESS

   English is less difficult than() Maths.


Mixed Bag

Complete the following text. Use the correct forms of the words in brackets and find your own to replace the question marks.

Last year I went to the most beautiful (beautiful) national park in NZ - Orakei Korako. Its geysers aren't as tall (tall) as those of Yellowstone but it's way more colorful.

I spent(spend) three days there and met an old man. "Since my school day I have dreamt|have dreamed|have been dreaming(dream) to come here," he told me.w.


features caves and thermal wonders. The highlight of the valley is a variety of silica terraces. The Folden Fleeces Terrace, which is bronze and golden(ish) steaming terraces, are the biggest and most impressive of them all. We can’t help but be mesmerised by the bubbling mud pools, too.


If I had known(know) this, I would have come(come) here earlier.