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North American Indians have lived in southern Canada for over 20,000
years. In the early days, some lived in tents, moved from place to place and
hunted wild animals. Others remained in one place and started farms of their
own. Today many of them live in special areasswheresthey can continue their
way of life.
The people of northern Canada are called Inuit, who came from Asia and
settled in Canada about 4,000 years ago. They used to travel around from
place to place with teams of dogs which pulled their baggage. In summer they
hunted a type of deer and in winter built small round houses with blocks of
snow. They lived on fish and meat and used to make holes in the ice and catch
fish and seals. They made clothes and shoes from furs and from skins of seals.
They made use of animal bones, which they carved /into/ basic tools.
There are about 25,000 Inuit in all. They live in settlements. The gov
ernment has started a new school project in which Inuit teach their own young
children. School children visit Inuit villages and have classesswheresthey learn
how to fish, how to carve bones and how to make clothes. So, it is hoped that
the way of Inuit life will be kept alive for many more centuries.
1.North American Indians (北美印第安人)是美洲的土著居民。Indians
2.from place to place从一个地方到一个地方，各地，到处
He wandered from place to place.他到处漫游。
3.of one's own某人自己的
This is a car of his own.这是他自己的小汽车。
The southerners live on rice while the northerners live on wheat.
短语链接：feed on以……为主食；live by靠……谋生；make a living by靠……谋生
She carrved the root of a tree /into/ a dog.她把树根雕成狗。
6.live in settlement作“定居”解，settlement的意思是“定居点”。
There are a few settlements on the edge of the desert.
7.be happy about/at因某事而感到高兴
She is happy about her promotion.她因得到晋升而感到很高兴。
8.somebody, anybody, nobody, no one, everybody等不定式代词作主语时，与之对应的代词是he/she, his/her, him/her, himself/herself，在非正式文体中可以用they, their, them, themselves
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