50-minute English Lesson
Do you know trivial facts about places in the world? Test your geography knowledge with this Learn English Listening quiz.
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Learn English Listening Geography Quiz
Here is a general knowledge test about geography. There are 21 questions divided into 3 groups. All of the questions have a true or false answer.
Listen to the statements and answer true or false. The answers are in the file at the bottom of this lesson page.
1. There are active volcanoes under the sea.
2. The Amazon is the second-longest river in the world.
3. Niagara Falls is the tallest waterfall.
4. Around half of all natural lakes in the world are located in Canada.
5. Approximately 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with ice.
6. There are six oceans.
7. A plane that takes off from England and flies the most direct route to Canada will cross the Atlantic Ocean.
8. The national flag of Italy contains three colours: red, white and blue.
9. Sydney is the capital city of Australia.
10. India has the world’s third-largest population.
11. The biggest pyramids are located in Egypt.
12. In New Zealand, people drive cars, trucks and motorcycles on the right side of the road.
13. The first city subway system was opened in Paris.
14. Hong Kong is an independent nation.
15. Earth is about 2 million years old.
16. Greenland is primarily green.
17. Ice covers most of Iceland.
18. Germany was the world’s fourth-biggest coffee exporter in 2015.
19. India grows and exports more bananas on an annual basis than any other country.
20. Lightning strikes the ground, trees and buildings more than 8 million times per day.
21. Black flowers do not grow in nature.
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Learn English Listening story
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Audio file: 2:29 min
Story length: 278 words
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English listening: gap fill challenge
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1. There are __________ volcanoes under the sea.
2. The Amazon is the second- __________ river in the world.
3. Niagara Falls is the tallest __________ .
4. Around half of all __________ lakes in the world are located in Canada.
5. Approximately 75% of the earth’s __________ is covered with ice.
6. There are six __________ .
7. A plane that takes off from England and flies the most direct __________ to Canada will cross the Atlantic Ocean.
8. The national flag of Italy __________ three colours: red, white and blue.
9. Sydney is the __________ city of Australia.
10. India has the world’s third-largest __________ .
11. The biggest pyramids are __________ _______ in Egypt.
12. In New Zealand, people drive cars, trucks and motorcycles on the __________ side of the road.
13. The first city __________ system was opened in Paris.
14. Hong Kong is an __________ nation.
15. Earth is about _______ __________ years old.
16. Greenland is __________ green.
17. Ice __________ most of Iceland.
18. Germany was the world’s fourth-biggest coffee __________ in 2015.
19. India grows and exports more bananas on an __________ __________ than any other country.
20. Lightning strikes the ground, trees and buildings more than ________ __________ times per day.
21. Black flowers do not grow in __________ .
ESL discussion questions
Talk about the Learn English Listening lesson.
- Were you stumped by any of the quiz questions?
- Do you like travelling? What’s your favorite?
- Can you name four oceans?
- Have you ever gone backpacking? Where’d you go? How was it?
- If you could visit three places in the next 12 months, where would you go?
Match the word or phrase on the left with the correct synonym.
|1. direct route|
5. annual basis
d. per annum
Online English class: Anagrams
Move the letters. Make a word from the Online English class activity.
Write the five sentences. Put the words in the correct order.
- first / was / in / Paris / opened / system / city / the / subway
- earth’s / 75% / ice / surface / with / approximately / of / the / covered / is
- other / grows / country / basis / any / annual / and / an / bananas / than / more / on / India / exports
- an / Hong / nation / Kong / independent / is
- are / the / active / under / sea / volcanoes / there
Another free online English class
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Watch a video and take notes
Did you like this free online English class about geography? Let’s learn more. Here’s a video with facts about bananas.
- Watch the video.
- Take notes.
- Make a list with at least eight facts.
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Listening Quiz Answers
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