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French DJs are angry about a new rule. They are already unhappy because 40 per cent of radio songs must be in French. Now the French songs must all be different. French people might switch to streaming services instead of listening to the radio. Many French singers already sing in English to be popular around the world.



The new rule is to protect French culture, music and language from the English language. French musicians said the new law is necessary. They said radio stations should not be, "allowed to do what they want when it comes to language". One musician said it is important for French musicians and singers to make money.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34422307
  • http://www.thelocal.fr/20150930/french-music-quotas-a-necessary-evil-that-must-stay
  • http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2015/sep/30/french-radio-song-quotas-dj-boycott-playlists


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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French DJs are angry

a.

services

2.

40 per cent of radio songs

b.

popular

3.

the French songs must all

c.

must be in French

4.

French people might

d.

the world

5.

streaming

e.

to the radio

6.

listening

f.

about a new rule

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sing in English to be

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be different

8.

around

h.

switch



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The new

a.

culture

2.

protect French

b.

to make money

3.

the English

c.

rule

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French musicians said the new law

d.

what they want

5.

radio

e.

language

6.

allowed to do

f.

stations

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when it comes

g.

is necessary

8.

important for French musicians and singers

h.

to language

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

French DJs are angry (1) ___________________. They are already (2) ___________________ 40 per cent of radio songs (3) ___________________ French. Now the French songs must all be different. French people (4) ___________________ streaming services (5) ___________________ to the radio. Many French singers already sing in English (6) ___________________ around the world.

The new rule (7) ___________________ French culture, music and (8) ___________________ English language. French musicians said (9) ___________________ necessary. They said radio stations should not be, "(10) ___________________ what they want (11) ___________________ language". One musician said (12) ___________________ French musicians and singers to make money.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

FrenchDJsareangryaboutanewrule.Theyarealreadyunhappybecaus
e40percentofradiosongsmustbeinFrench.NowtheFrenchsongsmust
allbedifferent.Frenchpeoplemightswitchtostreamingservicesinstea
doflisteningtotheradio.ManyFrenchsingersalreadysinginEnglishtob
epopulararoundtheworld.ThenewruleistoprotectFrenchculture,mus
icandlanguagefromtheEnglishlanguage.Frenchmusicianssaidthene
wlawisnecessary.Theysaidradiostationsshouldnotbe,"allowedtodow
hattheywantwhenitcomestolanguage".Onemusiciansaiditisimporta
ntforFrenchmusiciansandsingerstomakemoney.

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