When David Livingstone (0)_A__ in this part of Africa in the 1850s he asked the name of the great stretch of (1)___ water. He was told it was called “nyasa”, whic means “lake”. So the lake became (2)___ as Lake Nyasa (Lake Lake) and the country as Nyasaland. When the country became independent in 1964 the new Republic chose the name of Malawi.
Lake Malawi (3)___ nearly 24,000 square kilometres , about one-fifth of the total (4)___ of the Republic of Malawi. The lake (5)___ 473 metres above sea (6)___ in the deep valley which stretches the length of the country. Wide grassy plains (7)___ the valley on both sides and the (8)___ round the lake is spectacular. The water is fresh and there are no tides or currents. The lake contains over 220 varieties of fish, the (9)___ of which are not found anywhere else in the world. There are also crocodiles, but these generally keep away from (10)___ areas.
Lake Malawi has a constantly changing character (11)___ on the time of the day, the weather and the (12)___ . One moment the water may be as (13)___ as silk and then suddenly waves seven metres high can beat against the (14)___ . It is generally calmest from March to May, and the temperature never (15)___ below 21°C. The area has a particularly low annual rainfall.
- A inland B inner C interior D internal
- A called B considered C known D named
- A contains B covers C crosses D includes
- A district B region C territory D state
- A exists B lays C lies D rests
- A height B level C position D surface
- A overcome B overflow C overlook D overtake
- A environment B scenery C sight D vision
- A chief B majority C rest D whole
- A inhabited B lived C lodged D occupied
- A based B counting C depending D determined
- A occasion B period C season D term
- A even B flat C smooth D steady
- A banks B borders C coasts D shores
- A decreases B depresses C drops D lowers