much do you know about Switzerland? Answer the questions and then
check your answers by reading the text below.
is in central Europe. It is a mountainous country with many large
shares borders with Austria, France, Italy, and Germany. There
are four official languages; German, French, Italian and Romansch.
Switzerland became independent in 1291.
population is 7.5 million. A person born in Switzerland today
has a life expectancy of 80 years and 4 months. Switzerland has
a literacy rate of 99 per cent. Like many of its European neighbours,
it suffers from problems with air and water pollution and acid
people have a reputation for being attentive. Many will remember
practically everything you say! Popular topics of conversation
are world affairs, travel and winter sports. It is not a good
idea to ask people about their age or their job. Italian Swiss
are often more open and easy-going than the French or German Swiss.
If you are invited to their homes, you should arrive 15 minutes
late in the German areas and up to 30 minutes late in the French
and Italian speaking areas.
usually shake hands when they meet. Be sure to say grüezi
in the German areas, bonjour in the French areas and
buon giorno in the Italian areas.
2. 7.5 million.
3. 80 years.
4.There are 4 official languages: French, German, Italian