高中英语人教版高二上册:09

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[00:03.81]Lesson 25

[00:07.05]1.Dialogue

[00:10.61]Fang Qun has just met Dean,who is Canadian.

[00:15.26]Where are you from?

[00:18.70]I'm from Canada.

[00:22.07]Really?I thought you were from the States.

[00:27.32]That 'a not surprising.

[00:30.88]A lot of people can't tell the difference

[00:35.34]between an American accent and a Canadian accent.

[00:41.27]Are there many differences?

[00:44.80]No,just a few.

[00:48.56]For example,most Canadians say news,but Americans say.

[00:56.40]We mainly use American words,but we use quite a lot of British words too.

[01:03.84]We fill our cars with "gas",which is American,

[01:09.41]but we turn on the "tep" which is British English.

[01:14.87]Oh!And do you use American or British spelling?

[01:20.04]Both!American spellings are used more and more in Canada now.

[01:26.70]Generally speaking newspapers follow the American way,

[01:32.55]but conference reports and schoolbooks use British spelling.

[01:38.32]That sounds atrange.

[01:41.38]You mean it looks strange!I'll tell you something that does sound strange.

[01:46.53]Many people think that Canadians all over the country speak the same way.

[01:53.06]But if you go to the eastern provinces,or go to some country areas,

[01:59.22]you'll notice that the people there speak qute differently from the rest of Canada.

[02:05.57]Lesson 26

[02:16.62]2.Reading comprehension

[02:20.85]CANADA(1)

[02:24.61]Canada is the second largest country in the world.

[02:29.34]It is larger than the USA and reaches nearly a quater of the way round the earth.

[02:36.29]The distance from east to west is over 5,500 kilometres

[02:42.25]and the country covers six of the world's 24 time areas.

[02:47.52]The population of Canada is about 29 million and the capital is Ottawa.

[02:54.29]There are two official languages,French and English.

[02:59.25]The first travellers arrived from England in 1497.

[03:04.40]Settlets from France reached Canada in 1534.

[03:09.44]For wto centuries English and French settlers struggled against each other

[03:15.08]to control the country.

[03:18.24]Today,one province of Canada is French-speaking.

[03:22.89]The TV and radio programmes there are in French.

[03:27.86]There are French restaurants and all the teaching in schools is done in French.

[03:34.23]As in China,the weateher is different from area to area.

[03:39.27]In the north,the winters are long and hard,with snow for six months of the year.

[03:46.53]The temperatures can fall to -60'C,that is 60'C below freezing.

[03:55.21]In the capital,Ottawa,the average of winter temperature is -10'C,

[04:02.47]and in summer 21'C.

[04:06.60]The west coast of Canada is the warmest place in winter.

[04:11.64]The average January temperature is 3'C,and in July it is 18'C .

[04:19.89]Here it rains a lot every month of the year.

[04:24.33]Plants grow well all the year round

[04:28.59]and the parks and gardens are famous for their flowers.

[04:33.35]Canada has one third of the world's supply of frexh water.

[04:38.49]There are five great lakes in the south,

[04:42.28]and there are many others,especiallly in the north.

[04:47.01]Most of the electricity is produced by water.

[04:51.66]The country has a great deal of coal,oil and natural gas,

[04:57.53]and these are all esploited for energy.

[05:01.79]Much of the country is covered by forests,

[05:05.74]and wood is cut and sold all iver the world.

[05:10.10]Canada is also the world's biggest producer

[05:14.64]of the kind of paper which is used for news-papers.

[05:19.61]Fishing is also very important for Canadians.

[05:24.18]Fish from the east and west coasts is sold to may other countries.

[05:30.03]Lesson 27

[05:38.36]1.Reading comprehension

[05:42.62]CANADA(2)

[05:45.99]North American Indians have lived in southern Canada for over 20,000 years.

[05:52.94]In the early days,some lived in tents,

[05:57.59]moved from place to place and hunted wild animals.

[06:03.15]Others remained in one place and started farms of their own.

[06:09.03]Today many of them live in special areas where they can continue their way of life

[06:16.48]The people of northern Canada are called Inuit,

[06:21.47]who came from Asia and stteled in Canada about 4,000 years ago.

[06:27.81]They used to travel around from place to place

[06:33.59]with terms of dogs which pulled their baggage.

[06:38.55]In summer they hunted a type of deer

[06:42.99]and in winter built small round houses with blocks of snow.

[06:48.95]They lived on fish and meat and used to make holes in the ice

[06:54.90]and catch fish and seals.

[06:58.56]They made clothes and shoes from furs and from skins of seals.

[07:04.91]They made use of animal bones,which they carved into basic tools.

[07:11.15]There are about 25,000 Inuit in all.

[07:16.01]They live in settlements.

[07:19.17]The government has started a new school project

[07:23.92]in which Inuit teach their own young children.

[07:28.37]School children visit Inuit villages

[07:33.04]and have classes where they learn how to fish,

[07:37.59]how to carve bones and how to make clothes.

[07:42.24]So,it is hoped that the way of Inuit life will be kept alive for many more centuries

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