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The Canadian Tale

Unit 1

1 • Identities and Exchanges
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The Canadian Tale
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To what extent can Canada be seen as a land of freedom and tolerance?

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Thank You Canada ad for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada from 2019

Courtesy of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Get ready!

a. What words come to mind when you think of Canada?

b. Look at the vocabulary lists. Find a title for each category.

a. Look at the picture. What strikes you? What is its purpose?

b. What are they thanking Canada for?
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a. Watch the video. What image of Canada does it give?

b. Can you guess why it was made?

Discuss these brainstorming questions with your classmates:
What does a land of freedom and tolerance mean to you?
How well does Canada fit that description, in your opinion?

Read the idiom of the week. Rephrase it in your own words and give examples.
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  • Canadian /kəˈnεɪdiən/ (adj.)
  • be grateful / thankful for + V-ing (exp.)
  • find shelter / refuge (exp.)
  • have no regrets (exp.)
  • start a new life (exp.)
  • Canada /ˈkænədə/ (n.)
  • emigrate (v.)
  • flee / escape (v.)

Let’s learn!

Chain speaking

Describe Canada and its inhabitants using as much vocabulary as you can from the vocabulary lists.

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Idiom of the week!

The more the merrier


This expression was first recorded in 1530, as part of a longer adage: “The more the merrier; the fewer, the better fare”. It is often used to welcome those who wish to participate in an activity but hesitate to join if uninvited.

Ô Canada!

Box 1
  • awe-inspiring /ˈɔːɪnˌspaɪərɪŋ/ (adj.)
  • boundless (adj.)
  • frozen / ice-cold / snowy (adj.)
  • northern (adj.)
  • pristine (adj.)
  • uncharted /ˌʌnˈtʃɑːtɪd/ (adj.)
  • glacier (n.)
  • lake (n.)
  • peak (n.)
  • stream (n.)
  • wilderness (n.)

Box 2
  • open-minded (adj.)
  • open-hearted (adj.)
  • peaceful (adj.)
  • respectful (adj.)
  • tolerant (adj.)
  • welcoming (adj.)
  • get along with (exp.)

Box 3
  • pledge allegiance /əˈliːdʒns/ to (exp.)
  • take an oath /ˈəʊθ/
  • citizenship (n.)
  • duty (n.)
  • rights (n.)
  • apply for (v.)

Box 4
  • canoe /kəˈnuː/ (n.)
  • game (n.)
  • hockey /ˈhɒkɪ/ (n.)
  • hunt (n. or v.)
  • ice-skating (n.)
  • hike (v.)
  • sled (v.)

Box 5
  • attractive (adj.)
  • booming (adj.)
  • lively (adj.)
  • multicultural (adj.)
  • progressive (adj.)
  • thriving /ˈθraɪvɪŋ/ (adj.)
  • vibrant /ˈvaɪbrənt/ (adj.)

Box 6
  • intricate (adj.)
  • outrageous /ˌaʊtˈrεɪdʒəs/ (adj.)
  • scornful /ˈskɔːnfl/ (adj.)
  • unfair (adj.)
  • look down on (exp.)
  • make up for (exp.)
  • border (n.)
  • discrimination (n.)
  • roots (n.)
  • spoliation /ˌspəʊlɪˈεɪʃən/ (n.)
  • abuse /əˈbjuːz/ (v.)

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1

Interview a naturalized Canadian citizen.

❯❯ Step 2

React online to a surprising comment.

❯❯ Step 3

Prepare a quiz to test your knowledge of Canada.

❯❯ Your final project

Take part in a Canadian Immigrant Fair!
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