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|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 4 to 6|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||5.27|
By Mary Lynn Bushong
1 If you watch much TV, you might think Canadians and Americans are the same. They are alike in some ways, but they are different in others. Canada and America have differences, too.
2 Take Canadian money. It has been very colorful for decades. American money is being made using more colors.
3 Canadians also use one and two dollar coins. The one dollar coin is called a loonie. It has a picture of a loon (bird) on one side. The two dollar coin is called a toonie. It has a polar bear on one side.
4 Most Americans don't like dollar coins. They are too heavy in their pockets. Canadians like them because they save the government money in the long run. Coins don't have to be replaced as often as bills.
5 There are many words in Canada that are different, too. For instance, if you go to a restaurant, you wipe your mouth on a serviette, not a napkin. You might like back bacon and brown bread for breakfast. Smarties are candy treats like M&Ms, chocolate in a colored candy shell. A TV remote is a converter. Colored pencils are called pencil crayons.
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