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TOPIC: French fishermen block ports in protest


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 30




STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. What do the fishermen want?
  For the French government to increase catch quotas
  To be able to charge more for fish
  To be able to sell their fish to other countries

2. What does the French government think about this?
  They think that the current quotas are fair
  They will increase the catch quotas
  They will try to sell more fish to the United Kingdom

3. When is the last time the government increased catch quotas?
  2007
  2006
  2008

4. Which of the following have the fishermen NOT done in protest?
  Gone on hunger strikes
  Rioted
  Marched through Paris

5. Why does the European Union set annual quotas?
  To keep prices competitive
  To protect and revive fish stocks
  To control which countries will have access to fish stocks

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