SPOTLIGHT ON

MOROCCO


How much do you know about Morocco? Answer the questions and then check your answers by reading the text below.

1. Morocco is in _____.
2. The population of Morocco is _____.
3. The official language of Morocco is _____.
4. Morocco became independent in _____.

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Morocco is in North Africa. It is quite close to Spain. It has a population of 32 million people. The official language is Arabic, but French is often used in business and government. Morocco gained independence from France in 1956.

The literacy rate is growing and is currently around 52%. The legal system is based on Islamic law and the French and Spanish civil law systems.

If you visit a Moroccan family, the first welcoming event is always the serving of mint tea which is ceremoniously poured from a great height. It is accompanied by snacks. Intoxicating smells soon seep from the kitchen, where a dinner is prepared in a terracotta dish.

ANSWERS
1. Morocco is in North Africa.
2. The population of Morocco is 32 million.
3. The official language of Morocco is Arabic.
4. Morocco became indpendent in 1956.