Canada is a very large country. It is the second largest country in the world. By contrast it has a very small population. There are only about 29 million people there. Most Canadians are of British or French origin, and French is an official language as well as English. About 45% of the people are of British origin, that is, they or their parents or grandparents, etc, come from Britain. Nearly 30%are of French origin. Most of the French-Canadians live in the province of Quebec.
Over the years, people have come to live in Canada from many countries in the world. They are from most European countries and also from china, besides other Asian countries.
However, Canada was not an empty country when the Europeans began to arrive. Canadian Indian lived along the coast, by the rivers and lakes and in forests. Today there are only 350,000 Indians in the whole country, with their own language. In the far north live the Inuit. There are only 27,000 Canadian-Inuit. Their life is hard in such a difficult climate.
52. About _________ live in Quebec.
A. 30% of the French-Canadians B. 45% of the Canadians
C. 29,000,000 people D. 8,700,000 French-Canadians
53. The official languages of Canada are ________.
A. English and Chinese B. French and English
C. Indian and English D. Chinese and Inuit
54. The word “origin” in this passage means _________.
A. 血統 B. 后裔 C. 先驅 D. 猿人
55. Which of the following is true, according to this passage?
A. There are 27,000 Canadian-Indians in Canada.
B. More than 13 million people have come from Britain and France in recent years.
C. There are 30% of the population whose parents or grandparents come from France.
D. There are no people when the Europeans began to arrive in Canada.
【參考答案】 52-55 DBAC