Canada, true north strong and free. A beautiful country with many sights to see! In this blog we are going to read about a typical Canadian man named Gordon and the things that he normally does. It’s full of stereotypes which are obviously exaggerated and only written as a joke, so do not worry if you think some of the examples are strange or ridiculous! It is simply a caricature of the common Canadian.
Before we get into his story let’s take a look at some vocabulary that you will encounter in order to help you fill in the blanks of the text that will follow:
Pay attention to – To focus on something, usually important.
Be careful about – To make sure to avoid potential harm.
Double check – To look over something a second time to make sure it is accurate.
Hurry up – to do something quicker than you were before.
Watch out for – To be alert to something.
Check out – To take notice of something.
Calm down – To relax yourself, especially after something stressful.
Have you heard or used these words before? Let us know in the comments!
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PAY ATTENTION TO – BE CAREFUL ABOUT – DOUBLE CHECK – HURRY UP – WATCH OUT FOR – CHECK OUT – CALM DOWN
- Gordon is an average Canadian. He doesn’t have high stress levels because he stays away from politics and doesn’t (pay attention to) his current bank account balance. He works in a famous coffee shop called Tim Hortons as a baker. Because he doesn’t pay attention to most things at work, he has to (watch out for) the oven so he doesn’t burn his hand. Also, he often has to (double check) to see if he pressed ‘start’ to bake the muffins! Like most Canadians, he is crazy about hockey. He always (checks out) the scores for all the weekly games. Sometimes he is actually late going to work and his boss yells at him to (hurry up). Most times, Gordon will just tell his boss to (calm down), but if he keeps doing this he might lose his job. Gordon should (be careful about) how he lives his life if he wants to have enough money for hockey tickets!
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