CELPIP Reading for Information Canada

Celpip Reading for Information Canada

CELPIP Reading for Information Canada

This Reading Module has 12 questions similar to the kinds of questions that you can expect to find on an actual CELPIP Test. Practice Celpip Test Reading for Information “Canada” with answers.

Part 1

Directions: Read the following information article.

A. Canada is one of the world’s largest countries. It covers a huge part of the North American continent. In spite of its size, however, its population is relatively small. In fact, many parts of Canada are uninhabited, or very sparsely inhabited. The biggest reason for that is the climate. Approximately 90% of all Canadians live along a 200-kilometre band in the southernmost part of the country, where the climate tends to be mildest. In addition, well over 80% of Canadians live in urban areas, with less than 20% living in rural areas. This is a typical ratio of population distribution among industrialized nations.

B. The geography of Canada is as beautiful as it is varied. In the westernmost part of Canada, the coast of British Columbia ranges from rain forests to pristine beaches. Further inland, the Rocky Mountains rise high in the sky. The prairies provide fertile soil for millions of hectares of valuable farmland. To the east, gently rolling smaller mountains make up the Canadian Shield. The Maritimes have an abundance of breathtaking coastlines, including some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. To the North, the Arctic tundra, with its severe winters, provides little opportunity for plant life to flourish.

C. Canadians come from all over the world; immigration policies have fostered a rich variety of cultural backgrounds. One of the most ethnically diverse countries, Canada is known as a mosaic of cultures, all of which contribute to making this an interesting, and tolerant nation. While there are a multitude of languages and cultures that add to the multicultural aspect, the two official languages are English and French. While those are the two main languages that are taught in school, other foreign languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese have been added to the curriculum in many schools.

D. Canada is one of the world’s most industrialized countries. While still quite a young country, it has transitioned to a prosperous nation in a relatively short time. An abundance of natural resources combined with advanced technology and high productivity translates to a strong, diverse economy. On the West Coast, lumber is a huge contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Prairie Provinces grow wheat, another huge export. The Golden Horseshoe in Ontario manufactures a large majority of the nation’s automobiles and steel products. In Quebec, minerals contribute greatly to the province’s economy, while fishing is a major industry in the Maritimes, the easternmost provinces.

E. (Not mentioned)

Part 2

Directions: Decide which paragraph (A, B, C, or D) contains the information in each of the following statements. If the information is not discussed in any of the paragraphs, choose “E”.

1. One part of Canada is quite hilly.

A      B      C      D      E

2. The land in the Arctic provides some flourish.

A      B      C      D      E

3. Canada is the most industrialized nation.

A      B      C      D      E

4. A most important factor is provided.

A      B      C      D      E

5. An agricultural product is mentioned.

A      B      C      D      E

6. The number of inhabitants is discussed.

A      B      C      D      E

7. A very large number of languages besides English and French is given.

A      B      C      D      E

8. The severity of the climate is mentioned.

A      B      C      D      E

9. Something has developed in quite a brief period.

A      B      C      D      E

10. The Rockies rise in the high sky.

A      B      C      D      E

11. The Maritimes have most of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

A      B      C      D      E

12. A geographical aspect of the West Coast is discussed.

A      B      C      D      E

CELPIP Reading for Information Canada Answers

1) B
2) E
3) E
4) A
5) D
6) E
7) E
8) B
9) D
10) E
11) E
12) B

Answers Explanation

 

Reading for Information Canada

1) B: Paragraph B refers to “gently rolling smaller mountains”(=hills).

2) E: The sentence “The land in the Arctic provides some flourish”has no logical meaning, and has a very different meaning from the sentence in Paragraph B “…the Arctic tundra…provides little opportunity for plant life to flourish”, which means that it is difficult for plants to grow in the Arctic.

3) E: Paragraph D starts with “Canada is one of the world’s most industrialized countries.” “One of” does not mean “the most”.

4) A: Paragraph A says that “The biggest reason for that is the climate”, which presents a “most important factor”.

5) D: In Paragraph D, “wheat”is an example of an agricultural product.

6) E: The “number of inhabitants”, or specific population figure, is not given anywhere in the reading.

7) E: In Paragraph C, 3 examples of languages besides English and French are given, but 3 is not a “very large number”.

8) B: Near the end of Paragraph B, “severe winters”is mentioned.

9) D: The second sentence of Paragraph D says that Canada “has transitioned to a prosperous nation in a relatively short time.”

10) E: Compare the differences in word order between the Paragraph B sentence “The Rockies rise high in the sky”, and the Question 10 sentence “The Rockies rise in the high sky.”Because of the different word order, the meaning of the sentence is also different.

11) E: Paragraph B says that the Maritimes have “some”of the world’s most beautiful beaches, not “most”.

12) B: The second sentence of Paragraph B mentions the “forests”and “beaches”on “the coast”in “the westernmost part of Canada”.

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