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Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Canada

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Québec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.

According to a 1991 census, French is the mother tongue of 82 per cent of Québec's population and is spoken at home by 83 per cent of Québecers.

Internationally, it is estimated that some 800 million people speak English and 250 million speak French. As a bilingual nation, Canada offers superior English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) training for students wishing to learn either or both languages.

1. What are the two official languages of Canada ?

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2. Where in Canada is French the predominantly spoken language?

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3. Which of Canada's official languages is used more throughout the world?

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