Engelska 6 gy: Delprov B – Listening (B2): Welcome to Canada

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Här ges exempel på olika typer av uppgifter som har förekommit och kan förekomma i nationella prov i Engelska 6 i gymnasieskolan. Proven i Engelska 6 har samma övergripande karaktär och utformning som tidigare i Engelska B och samma indelning i delprov. De exempeluppgifter som finns för EnB är följaktligen också relevanta för En6.

Welcome to Canada.


You are going to listen to twelve short texts about Canada. On your answer sheet there are some statements that match the information of each text. After each text there will be a short pause for you to fill in the letter of the matching statements in the appropriate box on your answer sheet. There are only 12 texts but 14 statements so you can’t use all the statements. Each statement should be used only once. You will hear the texts only once. Now first look at the statements on your answer sheet. Do that now please.


Number one.


The steady population of Canada began around 20000 years ago with the arrival of the Internet. The early Intuit had nearly one hundred words for snow but no word for chief or ruler. In these nomadic bands authority resided with the group and the underlying theme to intuit life was a principle of harmony within the group.


Number two.


The division of the Northwest Territories in 1999 created a new territory called Nunavut administered by its inhabitants. The inputs with first elections the same year. The inputs were allotted 350000 square kilometres one fifth of Canada’s landmass.


Number three.


The 15th century marked a new beginning in the consciousness of mankind. The dream of discovering a route across the Atlantic to the spices jewels and silks of the Orient began. John Carbo is the first explorer to have officially discovered Canada and claimed it for a king. Kobo landed on Cape Breton Island on the 24th of June 14 97. He unfurled the British flag and claimed the country to be under the sovereignty of Henry the seventh convinced that he had found the north east coast of Asia.


Number four.


The first French colony in North America was established in 16 0 4 in what is now Nova Scotia. By the 17 50s Canada had become an economically prosperous investment for France and Britain began to take a closer look at the country. Fighting between the colonial powers broke out and in 1763 France lost her lands and Canada to England.


Number five.


Throughout the early eighteen hundreds. The idea of uniting the separate British colonies was discussed on both sides of the Atlantic. Unification it was argued would not only strengthen the economy. It would provide a solid force against any future aggression by the United States. On the 1st of July 1867 confederated Canada became a reality.


Number six.


Curious and mostly friendly. The first nations tribes that met French and British settlers became enamored with European metalworker which for them represented a massive technological improvement over their crude stone and wood materials. By the late 16 hundreds the First Nations had begun to trade first with the settlers thus developing dependency on the Europeans. A dependency that was to change their lives.


Number seven.


Toronto is the largest city in the second largest country in the world. From around 1000 B.C. natives gathered here to trade socialize and relax. In fact the name Toronto comes from a Huron Indian word meaning place of meeting. It is situated within small hills that roll down gently to the calm north shore of Lake Ontario.


Number eight.


Until the end of the 19th century British immigrants were the largest group by far. In Toronto. By the 1990s its population of three point eight million included hundreds of thousands of Caribbeans Chinese Italians Greeks and South American immigrants and their descendants along with substantial groupings from most other parts of the world. Today more than 100 languages are spoken by the city’s more than 80 different ethnic groups.


Number nine.


The Niagara Falls are situated where Lake Erie overflows into Lake Ontario at a rate of 14 million liters of water per minute. The most popular and perhaps the most famous way to approach the falls is on the Maid of the Mist. Wearing hooded raincoats. Visitors are bolted up to the Table Rock scenic tunnels under the falls for a spectacular if not intense encounter with water.


Number 10.


The second largest French city in the world after Paris is Montreal the capital of French Canada. The Quebec war have a proud and sometimes obsessive attitude towards their language and culture and the six point eight million French speakers of the province are deeply aware of being surrounded by almost 300 million anglophones whose culture seems to impinge upon their own.


Number 11.


Black bears are found all over Canada. Grizzlies on the other hand are confined to the forests and wetlands of the West. They can be found in the remote areas of the Rocky Mountains where they live on fish vegetation and berries. Many are regular camp ground visitors so it’s wise to heed the Rangers warnings. Even baby bears are dangerous since they are bound to have a very big mom lurking nearby.


Number 12.


Regina the capital of Saskatchewan is home to Canada’s training academy for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The force was first founded in Manitoba in the 18th 70s to enforce law and order. A detachment was also sent to Saskatchewan where the illegal trade in whiskey guns and fur was growing apace. The inter provincial highway has been named the red coat trail after their epic 800 mile trek west on horseback.


Now you have one minute to check your answers. And that is the end of the listening test.


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