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How to use the FLOATING STOPWATCH on the right
to time your speed typing exercises below. 

Click START
Use the first 10 seconds as a countdown
Start on 10 seconds.
Look up and note the time when you finish.
Subtract the first 10 seconds for your total.

DON'T CHEAT.  Make sure you go through the exercises in order as this planned progression helps to build your speed.

The following typing tests will test and improve test your typing speed. We will start with one minute tests. Use the floating timer or your own and see if you can complete a test in one minute.

You can do these tests online by typing in the box provided.  Or you can print the web page and then do the tests in a word processor with the test pages beside you.  If you do this, turn on your spellchecker on first, so that any errors are highlighted.

SPELL CHECKER NOTE: The spell checker in these tests is only turned on for the grey boxes.  Do not stop to correct your typing errors. This way you can make note of any recurring weaknesses and work to correct them.   

IMPORTANT: When your typing reaches the end of a line in the grey text boxes, continue typing and you will see the text automatically continue on the next line.  To start a new paragraph press the "ENTER" key twice. 

You will have seen the floating timer by now. Use this as an extra aid to help you see how you speed is improving.


The first few sentence tests tell you about how words per minutes are worked out.



A: TEN WORD TESTS


A1
A typed word is counted as any five keystrokes.

A2
This includes the Shift key, space or punctuation.


A3
Ten words are a total of fifty consecutive strokes.


B: FIFTEEN WORD TESTS


B1
Do not stop to correct your errors in these first tests but check them out.


B2
Work to correct your weaknesses. Practise typing them correctly six times.


B3
Completing a 15 word test correctly in one minute equals 15wpm gross speed.



C: TWENTY WORD TESTS


C1
The beautiful scenic country of New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific to the east of Australia.



C2
New Zealand consists of three main islands: North Island, South Island and the smaller Stewart Island.



C3
People travel between North and South Islands by plane or InterIsland passenger and vehicle ferries.

 



D: TWENTY-FIVE WORD TESTS


D1
The ferry crosses Cook Strait and cruises beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds between Wellington, NZ's Capital City, and Picton.



D2
The Cook Strait crossing (named after Captain James Cook) takes about three hours. Some crossings are calm, others very choppy.



D3
The splendour of Queen Charlotte Sounds, like Fiordland in Western Southland in the South Island, is an amazing place to visit.

 



E: THIRTY WORD TESTS


E1
NZ's East Coast has many stretches of white sand and rolling surf which attract NZ and overseas surfers. They are popular NZ family holiday places.



E2
The beaches on the South Island West Coast have coarser black sand and much of its coastline and some of the East Coast is massive, touring cliffs.



E3
In the north, New Zealand's largest city Auckland is called the 'City of Sails' because of the thousands of yachts in its harbours or out sailing.

 



F:THIRTY-FIVE WORD TESTS


F1
New Zealand is a land of contrasts, which attract thousands of overseas tourists every year to climb, ski or snowboard our mountains, swim, fish or cruise on our lakes and rivers.



F2
The hottest places in New Zealand are Kaitaia in the far north and Alexandra in Central Otago in the lower South Island. In winter Alexandra can be coldest with frosts and snow.

 



G: FORTY WORD TESTS


G1
The South Island of New Zealand has a long range of mountains called The Southern Alps running north and south on the western side of the island. There is our highest, much climbed peak, Mount Cook.



G2
Between The Southern Alps and the West Coast is a fantastic scenic drive taking the Haast Pass road. Here is our great rain forest. Most overseas and local tours include this route in their Itinerary.

 



H: FORTY-FIVE WORD TESTS


H1
New Zealand is a very sport oriented country and sometimes hosts world events. Sports include tennis, golf, yachting, canoeing, cruising, cricket, soccer, rugby, basketball, netball, swimming, surf lifesaving, athletics, riding.

 



I: FIFTY WORD TESTS


I1
Watching events where they take place is fine but many can only watch at home as the event is screened on our TVs. New Zealand is proud too of our sporting participants who have entered and gained medals in many sporting events including Olympic Games

 


J: FIFTY-FIVE WORD TESTS


J1
Masters' Games are very popular in New Zealand as in many other countries and NZ swimmers were really proud in the year 2002 to host the FINA World Masters Swimming Champs at Christchurch in the South Island, at which I gained 10th place medals for 100 m and 200 m backstroke.

 



K:SIXTY WORD TESTS


K1
New Zealand has many large attractive lakes in each island. In the mid-lower South Island, towards the west, there are Lakes Wanaka and Hawea at the south end of the Haast Pass, Lake Wakatipu with the tourist town of Queenstown, and Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau leading to Milford Sound and the majestic Mitre Peak.



K2
Some challenging events which draw overseas sports people include the annual Coast to Coast involving running, cycling and kayaking from the West Coast, through mountain passes to the East Coast, and the Iron Man including running, cycling, swimming. I am proud one of my sons twice took part in the Ironman.

 

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