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    Маясова Елена Георгиевна

    Презентация для 10 класса "Canada"


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    Canada Canada is situated in the northern part of the continent of North America . Canada has an area of nearly ten million square kilometers. It is the second largest country in area after Russia. Its western coast is washed by the Pacific Ocean and its eastern coast is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. In the North it is washed by the Arctic Ocean.

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    The geographical peculiarities The country is very big and occupies the territory from the Great Lakes in the South to the Arctic Circle in the North. So, it has many different types of land: arctic tundra, mountains, forests, central plains, fjords, lakes and rivers, islands and even a desert.

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    Historical facts The history of Canada as a country is over 400 years. But long before the first European explorers came to the continent of North America, the territory of Canada was populated by many Aboriginal peoples. These Aboriginal peoples were Indians and Eskimos. The first E uropeans arrived to Canada at the end of the 15 th century. The word “Canada” comes from one of the languages of Indians. It means “village”, “settlement”. Permanent French and British settlements began in the early 1600’s.

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    Population and languages The population of Canada is over 33 million people. About 28 percent of its population is of British Isles origin, about 23 percent are of French origin. Other European people make 20 percent. Others are indigenous Indian and Inuit, Asian, African and Arab people. Today about one fifth of the Canadians speak French and about two thirds speak English. There are also 53 native languages.

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    Cities and provinces of Canada Canada is an independent federative state consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Quebec is the biggest province in size. The majority of Quebec population speaks French. The province of Ontario is the largest in population. It’s also the heart of Canadian economy. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and its forth largest city in the country. Other large important cities are: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary.

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    National symbols and national flag Canada is often called “The land of the maple leaf” because a maple leaf is the national symbol of the country. It became an emblem of Canada in 1836. But it did not receive official status until the National Flag of Canada was adopted by Her Majesty the Queen in 1965. Today the maple leaf appears on one cent coin. Red and white are Canada’s official colours . With the maple leaf, these colours are the symbolic elements shown in the Canadian flag. The National Flag of Canada, well-known as “the Maple Leaf” is the symbol of Canadian identity. The beaver is the official animal symbol of Canada. It also appears on the coins.

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    Canadian culture Culture of Canada is the result of the history, geography and political events of the country. There are 9 public holidays in Canada. These holidays are New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Victory Day, Canada Day( July, 1 st ), Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day. There are also such unofficial holidays as St. Valentines’ Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Halloween. Canadian official winter sport is ice hockey and official summer sport is lacross .