Episode Summary: I talk about the 5 years I spent in the French part of Canada and I share some thoughts about bilingualism and politics.
English Level: B1 🇨🇦
- Story (0:39)
- Bilingualism (3:37)
- Religion in Politics (5:14)
- Unity in Diversity (11:05)
- Recap (14:31)
- Unique (adj.): being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
- Butcher (noun): Metzger
- Extensive (adj.): being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
- Confidence (noun): the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something.
- to enrich (verb): improve or enhance the quality or value of.
- Diverse (adj.): including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.
- Rural (noun): in, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town.
- Threat (noun): a person or thing likely to cause damage or danger.
- Originate (verb): create or initiate (something).
- proponent (noun): a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.
Phrases to Remember:
- formative years: describes something that made you who you are. You might call your adolescence your formative years because that time period had such a strong influence on the rest of your life.
- to have a strong grip: hold, or control
- make the claim: When you express your right to something
- keep someone accountable: being answerable for your actions and decisions. If you were made responsible for something or you yourself promised to achieve certain outcomes, you can be held accountable for them.
- false piety: untruthful or lying.
- person of faith: refers to any person who can be delineated or classified by an adherence to a religious tradition or doctrine
Mistake to Avoid:
- What type of school system were Jorge’s brothers put in?
- What is unique about the island of Montreal?
- What did Jorge do the day his family moved away from Montreal?
- Why did religion stop playing a role in Canadian politics?
- What is the only majority French region of North America?
- How has Quebec influenced Canadian society?
Question to consider:
How can we use our differences in order to create a thriving and prosperous society?
- Quebec History
- Why is Quebec Important to Canada?
- Quebec Facts
- Benefits of Bilingualism
- Raising a Multilingual Child
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