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The rock star Prince has died, aged 57. Last week, he went to hospital with the flu. His death has shocked the world. Madonna wrote: "He changed the world." Barack Obama called him, "one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time". He said Prince was, "an electrifying performer".



Prince Rogers Nelson was the son of a jazz pianist. His songs, guitar playing, and performances changed the music world. The Washington Post called him, "one of the most popular, inventive and influential recording artists". 'Rolling Stone' put Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Sources
  • http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/prince-dead-at-57-20160421
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/21/authorities-investigating-death-at-princes-paisley-park/
  • http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/prince-iconic-purple-rain-musician-dead-57-publicist-n559946


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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rock

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of our time

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Prince has died,

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world

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he went to hospital with

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aged 57

4.

His death has shocked

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performer

5.

He changed the

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the world

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one of the most

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star

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prolific musicians

g.

the flu

8.

an electrifying

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gifted



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the son of a jazz

a.

Post

2.

His songs, guitar playing,

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on its list

3.

changed the music

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and performances

4.

The Washington

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of All Time

5.

one of the most

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pianist

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influential recording

f.

popular

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number 27

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world

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the 100 Greatest Artists

h.

artists

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The rock star Prince (1) ___________________ 57. Last week, he went to hospital (2) ___________________. His death has (3) ___________________. Madonna wrote: "He changed the world." Barack Obama called him, "(4) ___________________ gifted and prolific musicians (5) ___________________". He said Prince was, "an electrifying performer".

Prince Rogers Nelson was (6) ___________________ jazz pianist. His songs, guitar playing, and performances (7) ___________________ world. The Washington Post called him, "one (8) ___________________ popular, inventive and influential (9) ___________________". 'Rolling Stone' put Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest (10) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TherockstarPrincehasdied,aged57.Lastweek,hewenttohospitalwith
theflu.Hisdeathhasshockedtheworld.Madonnawrote:"Hechangedth
eworld."BarackObamacalledhim,"oneofthemostgiftedandprolificmu
siciansofourtime".HesaidPrincewas,"anelectrifyingperformer".Princ
eRogersNelsonwasthesonofajazzpianist.Hissongs,guitarplaying,a
ndperformanceschangedthemusicworld.TheWashingtonPostca
lledhim,"oneofthemostpopular,inventiveandinfluentialrecordingarti
sts".'RollingStone'putPrinceatnumber27onitslistofthe100GreatestA
rtistsofAllTime.

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