Canada is one of the few nations in the world to have two official languages：English and French. There are 10 provinces in the country but only one of these—Quebec is known as "French Canada". This is because it was founded by French explorers while British adventurers discovered the rest.
Canada left the Britain in 1867 to become an independent country, and English and French have been recognized as the official languages ever since.
Most people speak English as their first language and the two national television networks broadcast in English throughout the country. Apart from in Quebec and a few places on the east coast, French television is very rare.
The same goes for traffic signs and menus, for example. Outside of Quebec, there are only a few places where you'll see traffic signs in French. In restaurants, it's almost impossible to find French on the menu unless you are in the heartland of French Canada. However, all products sold in Canada must, by law, have labels（标签）and instructions in both languages.
In Canada's English speaking provinces, official bilingualism（双语）means that students can choose to complete a special French language course. Under this programme, they are taught most of their subjects in French. If a student begins the course in kindergarten（幼儿园）or Grade One, it is likely that all their lessons will be in French. However, if they start at junior high school, 25 per cent of the teaching will continue to be in English.
【小题1】 How many provinces are there in Canada?A．TenB．NineC．ElevenD．Two【小题2】Which country controlled Canada before its independence?A．France.B．Britain.C．America.D．Germany.【小题3】Which of the following sentences is Right?A．English is the only official language, though French is also spoken there.B．The two national television networks broadcast both in English and French.C．All products sold in Canada must be explained in both English and French.D．In any restaurant in Canada, you can find French on the menu.【小题4】In Canada’s English speaking provinces, what does official bilingualism means?A．Students have to complete a special French language course.B．Under the programme, the students are mainly taught in English.C．If a student begins a special French language course, in kindergarten or Grade one all his lessons may be in French.D．When the students are at junior high school, they will only be taught in English.