北师大初中英语八年级上册:Expansion3-1

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[00:00.62]UNIT 3

[00:07.67]Expansion 3

[00:12.97]Exercise 2

[00:15.15]My name is Kevin.

[00:17.00]I am from New Zealand.

[00:19.24]Here is some information about my country.

[00:23.44]New Zealand is in the South Pacific Ocean

[00:27.25]about 1,000 miles (1,600kilometers) southeast

[00:33.23]of Australia.

[00:34.98]New Zealand has two large islands

[00:37.96]called North and South Islands.

[00:40.84]The total area of my country is 103,000

[00:46.14]square miles (268,000 square kilometers).

[00:52.44]The capital is Wellington,

[00:55.12]but the largest city is Auckland.

[00:58.36]Both of these cities are on North Island.

[01:01.88]The population of New Zealand

[01:04.12]is about 3.8 million.

[01:07.44]On South Island there are many mountains

[01:10.75]while on North Island there are volcanoes.

[01:16.30]The highest mountain in New Zealand is

[01:18.79]Mount Cook.

[01:20.29]It is 12,316 feet (3,754 meters ) high.

[01:28.95]Many of the lakes in New Zealand

[01:31.19]are in the craters of volcanoes.

[01:34.25]New Zealand's largest lake is Lake Taupo,

[01:38.90]which is 234 square miles

[01:43.01](606 square kilometers).

[01:46.66]New Zealand's longest river

[01:49.45]is the Waikato River.

[01:52.65]It is 270 miles (435 kilometers) long

[01:59.04]and runs north out of Lake Taupo.

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