Sheep should not necessarily be regarded as New Zealands greatest export. The countrys talented inhabitants have also made their mark on the wider world. Two of the most famous, writer Katherine Mansfield and painter Frances Hodgkins, were forced to travel abroad to find success. However, now that the speed of travel has been greatly increased and communications are being improved almost daily, international recognition has also been achieved by New Zealanders who have chosen to stay at home. Rock musicians no longer have to go to Australia to get their music launched onto the international stage, and in recent years, films like The Piano, which was directed by New Zealander Jane Campion, have been hugely successful. Geographical isolation has become a plus as more entertainers, artists, musicians feel they can live and work here yet extend their audiences beyond New Zealands shores.
Match the names with their works 1. Walter Scott 2. Oscar Wilde 3. Lewis Carroll 4. Robert L. Stevenson 5. Rudyard Kipling 6. Charles Dickens 1d 2e 3b 4c 5f 6a a. David Copperfield b. Alice in Wonderland c. Treasure Island d. Ivanhoe e. The picture of Dorian Grey f. The Jungle book
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Give five fruit to five people, so that every person gets one fruit and still one fruit be left in the basket. ` One fruit is given to the person with the basket
One man lives on the 25 th floor of the skyscraper. Every morning he gets into the lift and goes down. In the evening, after work he gets into the lift and goes up to the 24 th floor. Then he goes up one floor on foot. Why does he do so? The person is a Lilliput, he cant reach the button of the 25 th floor.
Three men are sitting at the table: a Japanese, a cowboy and a gentleman. How many legs are there under the table? One leg, A Japanese is sitting with the legs on the chair, a cowboy with his legs on the table and a gentleman with his legs crossed.
Three merry men started playing. They were playing all the night till dawn. They played for money, not for fun. Everyone has his own account. But they all got the same amount of money. How can you explain this, if no one looses how can they all win? They played the violin. It was the violin quartet and everyone gets a fee.
These symbols mean one well –known English word of four letters. What is it? The word –NEWS, it consists of the first letters of the words North, East, West and South.
How many flowers have I got if all of them except two are roses, all except two are tulips and all except two are daises. Three flowers: rose, tulip and daisy.
One man was for the first time in one small town. He decided to have his hair cut. There were two hairdresser saloons in the town. The first hairdresser had his hair cut badly and the second one had the excellent hair cut. The man chose the first one. Did he make the right choice and why? He was right because the hairdressers cut each others hair.
There are two similar glasses. There is some water in one glass and some wine in the other. Take a spoon of water and pour it into the glass of wine. Mix it well. Then take a spoon of wine and pour it into the glass of water. What do we have more now, wine in the glass of water or water in the glass of wine? They are equal.
Three house-painters have a brother called John. But John has no brothers. How can it be? The house-painters are his sisters.