Ships and Boats
There are lots of types of ships and boats, from huge oil tankers like this, to tiny dinghies!

Ships and Boats

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If we lived on an island we would be surrounded by sea. How could we go abroad? We could fly to get to other countries. Or we could take a ferry. A ferry is a boat that carries cars, trucks and people. Big ships bring, or import, food, oil and lots of goods, like computers, to us from other countries. We send, or export, goods we have made to other countries in ships. What else can we find out about how ships and boats are used?

Ships and boats are used for import and export, but also for fun!

1.
What type of boat carries cars, trucks and people?
Tanker
Aircraft carrier
Ferry
Fishing boat
Have you ever been on a ferry?
2.
Small fishing boats and yachts sail from ________.
Bridges
Depots
Harbours
Caves
Is there a small harbor near where you live?
3.
A ship is taking brand new cars from Britain to Germany. Which sea does it cross?
Irish Sea
Red Sea
Black Sea
North Sea
Goods made in a country and sent abroad are called exports
4.
Oil is carried in really big ships. They are called _______.
Carriers
Tankers
Submarines
Liners
Have you ever seen an oil tanker in real life?
5.
Ships sail into and out of _____.
Garages
Airports
Ports
Stations
Southampton is a very big port in the south of England
6.
A big ship has just arrived in a port. It ties up in a ____.
Street
Factory
Dock
Station
7.
A ship is bringing computers and televisions from China. Which continent does the ship sail from?
Europe
Asia
Africa
South America
Goods coming in to the country are called imports
8.
Sam and his family go for a sail on a canal. They go on a _____.
Tanker
Cruise liner
Barge
Fishing boat
Barges are also called narrow-boats. Is there a canal near where you live?
9.
Sam’s uncle likes to go sailing. He owns a _____.
Yacht
Tanker
Aircraft carrier
Submarine
Small yachts are called dinghies
10.
Sam's grandma and grandpa are going on holiday. They are sailing round the Mediterranean. What sort of ship are they sailing on?
A tanker
A cruise ship
A carrier
A barge
Have any of your family ever been on a cruise?
Author:  David Bland

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