for EOI students
Comprehension: 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students
Republic of Zimbabwe
(formerly Rhodesia) is a country
located in the southern part of the continent
between the Zambezi
rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana
to the west, Zambia
to the north and Mozambique to the east. The name Zimbabwe (Shona: great stone houses)
is a tribute to Great Zimbabwe,
site of the capital of the Munhumutapa
Zimbabwe is divided into 8 provinces and 2 cities with provincial status:
Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland
East, , Masvingo,
Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Midlands.
has a population of 12.9 million and its capital is Harare. It covers an area of 390,759 sq km.
Its main languages are English, which is the official language, Shona
and Sindebele. The two major religions are Christianity and indigenous
believes. The life expectancy for men and women is 37 years. The Zimbabwe dollar
is the monetary unit of the country. Zimbabweís main exports are tobacco,
cotton, agricultural products, gold and minerals.
is home to the Victoria Falls, one
of the natural wonders of the world, the stone enclosures of Great Zimbabwe
- remnants of a past empire - and to herds of elephant and other game
roaming vast stretches of wilderness.
Zimbabwe celebrates its national holiday
on April 18.
was a former British colony and declared itself independent in 1965.
Zimbabwe is a republic and Robert
Mugabe is its President. He played a key role in ending white rule in
was the previous name of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe had a literacy rate of 90.2% in 2000, the highest in Africa. For
males, the country's adult literacy rate (the percentage of persons
aged 15 and over who can read and write) of 93%.
to what you've read, choose the option (a, b or c) which best completes
of Zimbabwe is
a) South Africa
Southern part of Africa
East of Mozambique
The major religions in Zimbabwe
Christianity and Muslims.
Muslims and indigenous believes.
Christianity and indigenous
longer than women
shorter than women
as long as women
is the President of the British Colony
is the President of Rodhesia
is the President of Zimbabwe
5.† The majority of people in Zimbabwe
can read and write
cannot read or write
can read but not write
Key: 1) b, 2) c,
3) c, 4) c, 5) b