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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Ten minute reading: wolves in France

Level: Advanced / C1

Here is a BBC article about the growing wolf population in France.
Read the article and answer the following questions:
1) How many wolf packs are there?
2) Where did the wolves come from?
3) How many sheep have been killed this year?
4) Who is allowed to shoot wolves?
5) How much compensation do farmers get for each sheep killed?

Answers below!


1) About 20
2) Italy
3) 17
4) Government marksmen or by shepherds trained and licensed to defend their flocks
5) 130 Euros

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