Canada – maturitní otázka z angličtiny (5)

 

  Otázka: Canada

  Jazyk: Angličtina

  Přidal(a): paja

 

 

 

 

 

  • federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy

○     queen Elizabeth II

  • capital: Ottawa
  • other cities: Toronto (largest), Montreal, Vancouver (Olympics), Quebec
  • official languages: English and French
  • northern part of North America
  • 2nd largest country (after Russia)
  • low density of popupation (3,4/km2)
  • common border with USA (south), with Alaska (west)
  • next to the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans
  • has 6 time zones
  • 10 provinces, 3 territories
  • anthem: “O Canada”
  • royal anthem: “ God Save the Queen”
  • motto: “From Sea to Sea”
  • flag = Maple LEaf and l’Unifolié

○     consist of a red field with a white square at its centre

○     in the middle: 11pointed red maple leaf

○     red=blood

○     white=snow

  • Coat of arms of Canada

 

HISTORY

  • The Vikings were the first Europeans known to land in Canada
  • frequent wars between Britain and France
  • July 1867 Canada was united under a federal government
  • 1931 became fully independent
  • Canadians were important in 1944 at Normandy and they liberated the Netherlands
  • many French Canadiens wish to form their own country (the province of Quebec)

 

THE GEOGRAPHY

  • land of forests
  • Great Lakes (Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario)
  • Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake
  • a lot of national parks
  • typical animals: bears, beavers, grey wolves, reindeers (sobi)
  • The Rocky mountain
  • the highest mountain – Mt. Logan
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

○     clif formation that American Indians used to kill bisons

 

SPORTS

  • lacrosse – national sport
  • ice hockey
  • skiing
  • snowboarding

 

FAMOUS PEOPLE

  • Céline Dion
  • SUM 41
  • Simple Plan
  • Nickelback
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Pamela Anderson






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