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Family: Canada

A KID’S LIFE IN CANADA

BY RACHEL

Hello! (or Bonjour!) My name is Rachel. I am a 10-year-old kid in


Toronto, Canada. Canada is a country that covers most of the north half of
North America. It is the second largest country in the world. Our name,
Canada, probably comes from kanata-kon, an Iroquois Indian word that
means to the village or to the small houses. I want to tell you about how we
live here in my country.
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Similar to the way the United States is divided into states, Canada is divided
into ten provinces and two territories. Toronto is a city in the province of
Ontario, but there are other provinces too. These are Yukon, Saskatchewan,
Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New
Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia and Alberta. Because we are such waterfall
a big country, we have beautiful mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, and
waterfalls.

Everyday my brother Andrew and I go to school at 9:00. I hate getting up at


8:00 in the morning! When we finally do get up, we need to eat breakfast
and walk to school.
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At school we learn about Native Canadians, such as the Micmacs. Did you
know the Micmacs ate raw moose? We also need to learn French, because
Canada is not only English, but also a French-speaking country. Of course,
we also learn reading, writing, science, and math. School ends at 3:30.
Andrew and I walk back home. I need to get at my homework right away,
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because I sure have a lot!

For dinner we're having salad and spaghetti and meatballs-my favourite!
raw = uncooked < Some of my other favourite foods are salmon and of course, pizza! My
un-cook = not cooked favourite after-school snack is butter biscuits and a glass of water. We eat
bread or potatoes at most meals and hot soup is a favourite at lunch and
dinner.

After dinner I can just relax and do what I want. My favourite hobby is
going for a boat-ride with dad. Sometimes I go to the park.

I hope you enjoyed learning about my life. Good-bye! (Or Adieu!)

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Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212302/canada.html

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

1. Where is Canada located?


2. How many provinces are there in Canada? Name some of them.
3. Who were the Micmacs?
4. How many languages are official in Canada?
5. Do you remember the name of an animal mentioned in the text?

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waterfall
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DATA OF CANADA
Country (long form) none
Capital Ottawa
3,851,809.19 sq mi
Total Area 9,976,140.00 sq km
(slightly larger than the US)
Population 31,592,804 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 41,429,579
Languages English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5%
Literacy 97% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1986 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 42%, Protestant 40%, other 18%
Life Expectancy 76.16 male, 83.13 female (2001 est.)
Government Type confederation with parliamentary democracy
Currency 1 Canadian dollar (Can$) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $24,800 (2000 est.)
processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper
Industry products, transportation equipment, chemicals, fish products,
petroleum and natural gas
wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, fruits, vegetables; dairy products;
Agriculture
forest products; fish
Arable Land 5%
iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash,
Natural Resources silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas,
hydropower

Source: http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/canada.htm