CELPIP Reading for Information Montreal Growth

CELPIP Reading for Information Montreal Growth

This Reading Module has 9 questions similar to the kinds of questions that you can expect to find on an actual CELPIP Test. Practice Celpip Test Reading for Information “Montreal Growth” with answers.

Time: 10 minutes

Part 1

Directions: Read the following information passage.

A. Montreal has had three distinct decades of rapid growth since the mid-19th century: 1851–61, 1901–11 and 1951–61. Demographic growth has largely been the result of an influx of people from outside the city, as the periods of rapid growth coincided with the arrival of large numbers of immigrants. The most significant growth, however, was a result of internal migration, as a significant number of French Canadians and smaller numbers of English-speaking Canadians living in Quebec rural areas moved to the city. Natural growth was also a major contributing factor after the Second World War.

B. Between 1966 and 1981 the number of city inhabitants declined, then rose slightly to stabilize at just over one million. During that period most of the population increase occurred in the suburban cities. In 1996, 31 per cent of the metropolitan area population lived in Montreal proper, down from 80 per cent in 1931. The 2002 amalgamation of the island of Montreal altered that trend as the city population rose to 1.8 million and to 53 per cent of the metropolitan total.

C. For most of the 19th century 98 per cent of Montreal’s population was of French or British descent. The British were in the majority between 1831 and 1865, when French Canadians regained first place. At the turn of the 20th century JEWS from Eastern Europe began to arrive, starting the process of ethnic diversification that accelerated during the 20th century.

D. Natural growth and overseas immigration increased Montreal‘s population between 2006 and 2011. By 2011 francophone formed about 63 per cent of the census metropolitan area (CMA) population; Anglophones accounted for 12 per cent, and people whose mother tongue was another language for 22 per cent. A further 5 per cent of the population gave multiple responses. While most of Montreal‘s population is made up of people from North America and Canadians, people of French and European origins make up a significant sector of the population. People of Southern European, British, Italian, Irish, and Arab origins round out the top 10 ethnic origins found in Montreal.

E. Not in any of the paragraphs.

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”.

Q1. Anglophones dominate the Francophones by a large difference.

A      B      C      D      E

Q2. JEWS were the major group found in Montreal and British.

A      B      C      D      E

Q3. The French speakers occupied for about 63 per cent of the CMA population.

A      B      C      D      E

Q4. After the battle, natural development became the preeminent component, partly responsible for the increase in population.

A      B      C      D      E

Q5. Multiculturalism increased during the 20th Centurial.

A      B      C      D      E

Q6. Inrush of mankind from the outskirts has affected the statistics to flourish.

A      B      C      D      E

Q7. In the mid-twentieth Century, around 100 thousand of the interurban dwellers existed.

A      B      C      D      E

Q8. Montreal’s population declined in the 21st Century to 1.8 million.

A      B      C      D      E

Q9. North America and Canadians occupy the major part in Montreal.

CELPIP Reading for Information Montreal Growth Answers

1. E

2. E

3. D (francophone,4th para 3rd line)

4. A (1st para last line)

5. C (ethnic diversification, 3rd para last line)

6. A (influx, 1st para 3rd line)

7. B (one million, 2nd para 3rd line)

8. E

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