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Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3

Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Culture A. Ticket
 2. Approve B. Not include.
 3. Access C. Agree
 4. Pass D. Arts
 5. Exclude E. Able to use.


  1. Culture = D. Arts
  2. Approve = C. Agree
  3. Access = E. Able to use.
  4. Pass = A. Ticket
  5. Exclude = B. Not include.

True or False?

1. The French Government wants give money to old people. False

2. 18-year-olds will get €300. True

3. The French government will give young people cash. False

4. Everyone loved the idea of the pass in 2018. False

5. Not all video and music websites are included with the pass. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The money is for culture.

2. It can also only be used at approved websites.

3. This made people talk about what should be included.

4. Now, the pass is open to every 18-year-old.

5. It includes almost every cultural option.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Government
  2. Approved
  3. Easier
  4. Movies
  5. Option
  6. Streaming

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. VarietyA. Not include.
 2. CriticiseB. Test
 3. ExcludeC. Different
 4. TrialledD. Release
 5. RolloutE. Speak negatively.


  1. Variety = C. Different
  2. Criticise = E. Speak negatively.
  3. Exclude = A. Not include
  4. Trialled = B. Test
  5. Rollout = D. Release

True or False?

1. The French Government is planning to give extra money to elderly people. False

2. The culture pass gives young people over €100. True

3. The culture pass is giving people cash. False

4. The new program was not tested before being released. False

5. The culture pass does not include Netflix. True

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. There are many options for the money.

2. To access the money, they have to download an app.

3. The money can only be used through the app.

4. At first, the program was trialled with a small group.

5. Now, the pass is open to every 18-year-old.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Cultural
  2. Purchases
  3. Announced
  4. Pass
  5. Nearly
  6. Streaming

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. HorizonA. Decision
2. PortalB. Look down on.
3. DecreeC. Consider
4. ElitismD. Website
5. SnobbismE. Equal
6. AristocracyF. Limit
7. ArthouseG. High society.
8. DeemH. Superior belief.
9. EquivalentI. Artistic film.


  1. Horizon = F. Limit
  2. Portal = D. Website
  3. Decree = A. Decision
  4. Elitism = H. Superior belief.
  5. Snobbism = B. Look down on.
  6. Aristocracy = G. High society.
  7. Arthouse = I. Artistic film.
  8. Deem = C. Consider
  9. Equivalent = E. Equal

True or False?

1. The French Government have decided to give elderly people €300 for culture. False

2. The €300 will be deposited into each person’s personal bank account. False

3. Video games are included as an approved purchase. True

4. Some people believed Hollywood blockbuster films should not be included in the culture pass. True

5. The French culture minister said there would be no cultural snobbism with the pass. True

6. The culture pass was not trialed before being released. False

7. The culture pass was originally €1000. False

8. Children ages 14-15 will get some money as well. True

9. The timing of the pass is not connected to COVID-19. False

10. Websites like Netflix and Spotify are included with the pass. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The French government has initiated a scheme.

2. What the teens can purchase was the subject of some debate.

3. Most cultural entertainment venues were closed in France.

4. These French services don’t have to be providing French content.

5. OCS is most known for providing American movies and TV in France.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Initiated
  2. Limitless
  3. Subject
  4. Offering
  5. Nationwide
  6. Venues
  7. Designed
  8. Supported
  9. Eligible