24 Lesson 8 - Quiz
In every class there is one. A pupil who seems to know all the answers. A boy from Mike’s class is the one. He knows more facts about our planet than you can imagine. So today he is taking part in a quiz show. Can he win?
QSH: Welcome back to our quiz show “What a wonderful world”! In the final round we have only two contestants left, Sarah and Nigel. Sarah, how are you feeling?
Sarah: A bit nervous.
QSH: Nigel, What are your chances of winning?
Nigel: We’ll see.
QSH: If you are ready, let’s start. Our first question. What is the largest ocean?
Sarah: The Pacific.
QSH: Well done! Now the second question. What is the longest river on Earth?
Sarah: Hmm… the Amazon.
QSH: Sorry, that answer is wrong. It’s the Nile. And now the third question. Which is the biggest country in the world?
Nigel: I think it’s Russia.
QSH: And your answer is correct. Next question. Which is the smallest country in the world?
QSH: No, no, no. The smallest country in the world is actually the Vatican City.
Nigel: Oh, I knew it!!!
QSH: Sorry, Nigel. Question number five. On which continent is the hottest place on Earth?
Nigel: That’s easy. The Sahara desert in Africa. And the highest recorded temperature is 57°C.
QSH: That’s brilliant. But, let’s go on to our next question. Where is the coldest place on Earth?
Sarah: It’s in Alaska in North America.
QSH: Sorry, wrong answer. The coldest place on Earth is in Antarctica.
QSH: And now the 7th question. What is the fastest land animal?
Sarah: The cheetah.
QSH: Well done, Sarah. Question number eight. What is the most intelligent animal?
Nigel: Hmmm. The gorilla.
QSH: I’m sorry, but it isn’t. It’s the chimpanzee.
Nigel: Oh, no.
QSH: Now let’s see the score. Well, both our contestants have given us two correct and two wrong answers. So, the last question will decide the winner. What is the biggest living animal on Earth?
Nigel: The answer is the blue whale.
QSH: Yes!! And we have the winner of today’s show. It is Nigel Perkins – the youngest contestant ever on our show. Congratulations!!!
Look at the photos and say.
More wonderful places
The Niagara Falls
The Amazon rainforest
The three waterfalls on the border of Canada and the USA create the highest flow rate on Earth. The largest vertical drop is over 50 meters. However, you mustn’t jump in – you will get killed or go to jail!
This is the largest tropical rainforest in the world – it covers 5.5 million km². It makes 20% of all oxygen we breathe. In the north, the Amazon, which is the second longest river, flows through it. It is the home for over 2 million different animal species.
West Siberian Plain
Ilha da Queimada Grande
Siberia is in the Asian part of Russia. It is one of the coldest places on Earth where people live. Most of it is always covered by ice and snow. Some of the strongest dogs are from here – the Siberian huskies.
This is a Brazilian island where people are not allowed to go. It has the highest number of poisonous snakes in the world. One of the world’s deadliest snakes lives here – the golden lancehead.
The Lascaux Caves
The caves in France are well-known for their Paleolithic drawings. They are among the oldest and largest in the world. Because people breathing and moving in the caves can damage them, you can’t go in and see the art.
- Order the places from most to least cold.
- Which of these places can you visit? Which place can’t you visit?
- Which can be dangerous for people? Why?
- To which places are people dangerous?
- Which have we changed?
- Which ones would you like to visit?