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Taylor Swift has removed her new album from Apple Music. She doesn't want Apple to give her music away for free. Apple Music is a streaming service. It has a free, three-month trial. Swift wants Apple to pay artists for this. She said: "We don't ask…for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to [give you] our music for [free]."



Swift wrote: "Apple Music will not be paying…artists for those three months." She is shocked and disappointed. She said Apple was an incredible company. She said it was rich, successful and had the money to pay artists. She added: "Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing."

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33216778
  • http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/21/free-are-never-getting-back-together/
  • http://www.wsj.com/articles/taylor-swift-withholds-album-from-apple-music-1434916050


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

removed her new album

a.

to pay artists for this

2.

give her

b.

ask us to

3.

Apple Music is

c.

from Apple Music

4.

It has a free,

d.

for free

5.

Swift wants Apple

e.

a streaming service

6.

We don't ask

f.

music away for free

7.

Please don't

g.

for free iPhones

8.

give you our music

h.

three-month trial



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Apple Music will not be

a.

to pay artists

2.

She is shocked

b.

to ask anyone

3.

Apple was an

c.

rich

4.

She said it was

d.

nothing

5.

had the money

e.

and disappointed

6.

Three months is a long time to

f.

paying artists

7.

it is unfair

g.

go unpaid

8.

work for

h.

incredible company

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Taylor Swift (1) ___________________ new album from Apple Music. She doesn't want Apple (2) ___________________ music away for free. Apple Music is a (3) ___________________. It has a free, (4) ___________________. Swift wants Apple to pay artists for this. She said: "We (5) ___________________ free iPhones. Please don't ask (6) ___________________ our music for [free]."

Swift wrote: "Apple Music (7) ___________________ …artists for those three months." (8) ___________________ disappointed. She said Apple (9) ___________________ company. She said it was rich, successful and had (10) ___________________ artists. She added: "Three months (11) ___________________ go unpaid, and (12) ___________________ anyone to work for nothing."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TaylorSwifthasremovedhernewalbumfromAppleMusic.Shedoesn'tw
antAppletogivehermusicawayforfree.AppleMusicisastreamingservic
e.Ithasafree,three-monthtrial.SwiftwantsAppletopayartistsforthi
s.Shesaid:"Wedon'task…forfreeiPhones.Pleasedon'taskusto[giveyo
u]ourmusicfor[free]."Swiftwrote:"AppleMusicwillnotbepaying…arti
stsforthosethreemonths."Sheisshockedanddisappointed.ShesaidA
pplewasanincrediblecompany.Shesaiditwasrich,successfulandhadt
hemoneytopayartists.Sheadded:"Threemonthsisalongtimetogounp
aid,anditisunfairtoaskanyonetoworkfornothing."

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WRITING

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