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Differences between Canada& The. U.S

  1. 1. Differences between… Canada & The United States of America
  2. 2. Canada: True or False 1. Canada is the second largest country in the world. 2. Toronto is the capital of Canada. 3. Queen Elizabeth II is the Canadian Head of State. 4. Canada has three official languages: English, French & Native Indian. 5. Montreal is the world’s second largest French speaking city 6. The population of Spain is greater than Canada. 7. Canada spans across 6 time zones. 8. Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a Canadian black bear cub from Winnipeg. 9. Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at Winter Olympics 10. Jim Carrey, Shania Twain, James Cameron, Cobie Smulders (aka. Robin Sherbatsky) and Alex Trebek are all Canadians
  3. 3. Where exactly is Ottawa?
  4. 4. USA: True or False 1. The largest densely populated state is New Jersey. 2. Spanish is the official second language of the U.S. 3. The area of Texas is bigger than Germany 4. English is the official language of the U.S 5. You can face a fine or imprisonment, if you kill a bald eagle 6. The state of Delaware is named after a governor named Sir Thomas West (Lord de la Warr). 7. New York has the largest population of Jewish people outside of Israel. 8. The only Royal Palace in the states is in Hawaii. 9. The tallest mountain in the world is located in The U.S. 10. The 4th of July wasn’t actually a holiday until 1941.
  5. 5. Mount Mauna Kea 10, 000 metres
  6. 6. Iolani Palace
  7. 7. Up to $250,000 fine or 2 years in prison… for killing this guy!
  8. 8. 2.5 million Jews 1.9 million Jews
  9. 9. Texas: 696,241 Km2
  10. 10. 1,205 inhabitants per square mile (465 /km2)
  11. 11. Differences? USD $ CAD $
  12. 12. Canadian American
  13. 13. Boxing day vs. Black Friday America: day after Thanksgiving Canada: day after Christmas
  14. 14. Metric vs. Imperial System Canada = Metric USA = imperial
  15. 15. National Sports • Canada: Hockey & Lacrosse
  16. 16. National Sports • The U.S: American Football & Baseball
  17. 17. Canada has Provinces and Territories 10 provinces & 3 Territories
  18. 18. The United States has…well, states obviously 50 states
  19. 19. Spelling Canadian/British English American English Colour, Neighbour, Honour, Flavour Color, Honor, Flavor, Neighbor -re vs. -er Centre, theatre Center, theater The double ‘l’ Travelled, levelled Traveled, leveled -ise vs. -ize Realise, organise, recongnise Realize, organize, recognize The ‘U’
  20. 20. Pronunciation! Futile, fertile, fragile The letter Z: zed vs. zee
  21. 21. School: American kids say they go to… Canadian kids say go to… College College OR University High School Years: Freshman Grade 9 Sophomore Grade 10 Junior Grade 11 Senior Grade 12
  22. 22. Health Care Canada = Universal USA = Private “The basics" covered by this plan include 100% of all doctor's fees, ambulance fares, tests, and everything that happens in a hospital . Depends on the situation. If your employer provides insurance, then you receive it has part of your salary. If not, you have to pay for it yourself, which means $$$$$$$ Extras/prescription drugs are a Premium. Covered by most employees. If not, can be purchased for a small monthly fee. Many people cannot afford health insurance in the U.S., so they simply do not have any insurance at all. This is bad! “Obamacare” will start in January 2014, so this system is about to change and it will resemble the Canadian model
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  25. 25. Can you name the States that border Canada? Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Dakota Texas Tennessee Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin Wyoming