I'd like to tell you about another countries, where English
is the official language. At first, it's the USA. After 350
years of development the United States of America still holds
the leading position in the western world. The USA is the
most powerful and highly developed country in the world.
What makes the USA the leader of the western world is its
economical, political and military dominiance over other
Canada is the second largest country in the world. Only
Russia has a greater land area. Canada is situated in North
America. About 28 million people live in Canada. Canada is
an independent nation. But according to the Constitution
Act of 1982 British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II of the United
Kingdom is recognized as Queen of Canada. Canada's people
are varied. About 57% of all Canadians have some English
ancestry. Both English and French are official languages of
the country. Other large ethnic groups are German, Irish and
Australia is the only country in the world that is also a
continent. It's the sixth large country and the smallest
continent. The country's official name is Commonwealth of
Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia is a federation of
states. Australia has six states and two territories.
Australia is a constitutional monarchy like Great Britain.
The Britain monarch, Queen Elizabeth II is also queen of
Australia and country's head of state. But the queen has little
power in the Australian government.
New Zealand is an island country in the Southwest Pacific
Ocean. New Zealand belongs to a large island group called
Polynesia. The country is situated on two main islands — the
North Island and the South Island.
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. English is the
official language of New Zealand and is spoken throughout
New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy. The British
Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, is the
monarch of New Zealand. Britain gave New Zealand a
constitution in 1852.
New Zealand has one of the highest standard of living in
the world. New Zealand's economy depends on trade with
many countries — Australia, Britain and the USA.
1. What English-speaking countries do you know?
2. What is the second largest country in the world?
3. What makes the USA the leader of western world?
4. What's the full name of Australia?
5. When did Britain give New Zealand a constitution?