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Before reading vocabulary: Software –программное обеспечение ‘Inukshuk -инукшук (сооружение из природных камней в форме человеческой фигуры) Inuit[‘inju:it] –инуитский, эскимосский Ilanaaq [i’la:nэ,a:k] – иланаак (сооружение из пяти камней в форме человека) Inuktitut [i’nukti,tut] – инуктитут (язык канадских инуитов)
The city of Vancouver is a beautiful and lively city. It’s located on the west coast of Canada and is surrounded by water from three sides! The city’s climate (thanks to the Pacific Ocean) is much milder than in the rest of Canada. They say Vancouver is a city where you can ski and swim in the sea at the same time of the year.
Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest industrial centres. In recent years, it has also become an important centre of software engineering, biotechnology and film industry (Canadians call the city “Hollywood North”. The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in the country. Every year more than a million people pass through Vancouver on holiday ships on their way to Alaska.
There are more than 40 skyscrapers in Vancouver. The tallest building in the city is 201 metres tall and has 62 floors. Vancouver is one of the best cities in the world for quality of life. It’s one of the world’s most expensive cities, too.
There are about 200 parks in Vancouver.
British Queen Elizabeth Park
Stanley Park is the largest and the most famous one. It’s more than 10 % larger than New York City’s Central Park.
The Vancouver Aquarium
Canada’s largest aquarium, is known all over the world. It has about 8,000 sea animals including whales,
It’s worth visiting.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games emblem is inukshuk . It’s a stone statue the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic have used for centuries to give directions in the snow and ice. Over time, inukshuk has become a symbol of hope and friedship.
The Game’s emblem is a modern interpretation of the inukshuk. It is called Ilanaaq which is the Inuktitut word for friend.
Russian sportsmen won 3 gold 5 silver 7 bronze medals during Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.