Inglés para adolescentes: 10 amazing facts about Canada

10 datos sorprendentes sobre Canadá en inglés para que los estudiantes de secundaria aprendan de forma divertida

Te invitamos a leer 10 datos asombrosos sobre Canadá en inglés: 10 amazing facts about Canada. Una lectura muy interesante, elaborada por la redacción de la revista para aprender inglés I Love English, basado en el contenido que pueden leer en el número 340 de la revista (febrero 2022).

Esta lectura en inglés para adolescentes ayudará a los jóvenes entre 12 y 15 años a mejorar su nivel de inglés y además, aprenderán un montón de curiosidades las distintas razas de perros.

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10 amazing facts about Canada: 10 datos sorprendentes sobre Canada

10 datos sorprendentes en Canadá en inglés. Lecturas para adolescentes

1. Canada is the second biggest country in the world after Russia. It measures 4,600 km from north to south and 5,500 km from east to west! The USA-Canada border is the longest international border in the world.

2. Canada has around 31,752 lakes! ? more than any other country in the world. They cover about 20% of all fresh water on Earth. Canada?s extensive forests cover approximately a half of the country and are home to lots of amazing wildlife, from bears, moose, reindeer and beavers, to smaller animals such as raccoons and otters.

3. 60% of the world?s polar bears live in Canada. The town of Churchill, in Canada, is the polar bear capital of the world. Tourists go there to see polar bears - in special vehicles called Tundra Buggies. But the bears also come into the town, so people in Churchill don?t lock their cars in case someone needs an emergency refuge!

4. Winter in Canada is quite severe, but Canadians enjoy it a lot. Canada?s official winter is ice hockey. In January, a part of the Rideau Canal connecting Ottawa and Ontario freezes and creates a natural ice rink which is the size of 90 Olympic ice hockey rinks! Around 20,000 people skate on it everyday.

5. The famous Yukon Quest is a sled dog race that takes place between the Yukon (Canada) and Alaska (USA). The race is 1,000 miles (that?s 1,609 km) long. Mushers (drivers of a dog-team) have one sled and 8 to 14 dogs, generally huskies. The dogs are excellent athletes even at -40 degrees!

6. Ice, snow and glaciers dominate the landscape of Canada?s frozen Arctic. Native Canadians, called First Nations people, live in this region. They hunt and fish for food. The term "First Nation" is becoming a more popular way to describe ancestrally indigenous communities.

7. The Inuit are a group of indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic and subarctic regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska. In Canada, Inuit people live mostly in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Their high-skilled artwork (carving, printmaking...) remains a symbol of Canadian culture.

8. Although it isn?t the largest city, Ottawa is the capital and the political centre of Canada. Over 37% of Ottawa?s population speak English and French, which are the official languages of Canada. This is because, in the 16th century, French and British settlers arrived in the country. Descendants of British and French immigrants make up about half the population of Canada.

9. Canada produces 85% of the world?s maple syrup. Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. The sap is collected from tree trunks in spring and then boiled in a sugarhouse to make the syrup. More than 60% of Canada?s maple syrup is exported to the USA. Like Canadians, Americans love it on pancakes!

10. Today, Canada is a world leader in agricultural production, telecommunications, energy technologies (specially wind energy) and biotech. By the way, the board game Trivial Pursuit is a Canadian invention! Other Canadian inventions are the zipper (in 1913), the peanut butter (in 1884) and the chocolate nut bur (in 1910).

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