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Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world. It is slightly larger than Europe and larger than United States. Only Russia covers more area than Canada. Except for alaska, whith belongs to the U.S., it occupies the whole northern portion of the North American Continent. Canada stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, and from the U.S. border almost to the North Pole. Owing to its vast area, Canada is a land of great contrasts. There are large differences in its natural features, climate and vegetation, as well as in the langueges and costoms of its people. Its population is around 22.5 milllion. About 35% are of British stock, 30% French and the rest of other origins. The native peoples of Canada, the Indians and the Eskimos, comprise only 1.4% of the population. Canada is a beautiful and exiting land. Its rivers and lakes make Canada second only to the U.S. in the use of water to generate electricity. The Canadians have developed their country’s natural resources to make Canada one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
Manufacturing ranks as the most important industry; construcion and farming rank next. Canada leads the world in the prodiìuction of newsprint, the paper on whith newspapers are printed. Canada is also te world ‘s biggest producer of nickel, uranium and other minerals. English is the common language, but in some areas French predominates. Canada is a federation of 10 provinces and two territories. The federal capital is Ottawa. Quebec is the largest city. (Life and culture, pag. 178)

QUESTIONS

1 Where is Canada situated?
Canada is situated in the north America continent.

2 Why is it a country of great contrast?
Because it is a very large country.

3 How many habitants has it got?

Its population is around 22.5 million.

4 Who were the native people of Canada?
The native peoples of Canada were the Indians and Eskimos.

5 Why is Canada second only U.S.A in the use of electricity?
Because there are a lot of rivers and lakes.

6 Why is Canada one of the most prosperous nation in the world?
Because the Canadian have developed the country’s natural resources.

7 What are the most important industries?
The most important industries are manufacturing, construction and farming.

8 What are its important products?
Canada leads the world in the products of newsprint. It is also production of nichel, uranium and other minerals.

9 What is the common language?
The common language is English.

10 What is the capital and the most important city?
The capital of Canada is Ottawa.
The most important city is Quebec.


Guided Summary
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It is larger than Europe and the united states. Canada stretches from the Pacific Oceand to the Atlantic Ocean, and from the U.S. border almost to the North Pole. Cnada is a land of great contrasts in its natural features, climate and vegetation as well as in the languages and costums of its people. Its population is around 22.5 million. About 35% are British, 30% French while the Indians and Eskimos comprise only 1.4% of the population.
Canada is a beautiful land. Its rivers and lakes generate electricity and the Canadians have developed their country’s resources to make Canada one of the most prosperous nation’s in the world. English is the common language but in some areas French predominates. Canada is a federation of ten provinces. The capital io Ottawa and Quebec is the largest city.

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