France fights anorexia – level 2
Around 40,000 people in France suffer from anorexia which is a disease which makes people stop eating. Nine out of ten of them are women.
The French government is trying to fight anorexia – the French Parliament passed a bill. It says in the bill, that a fashion model must see a doctor who says if the model is too thin or healthy. If a modelling agency hires an unhealthy model, the government can fine it up to 75,000 euros.
There are websites on the Internet that write about anorexia and tell people that it is OK. These websites are called “Pro-ana” websites. The French government wants to stop these websites.
Difficult words: bill (a new law which is brought to parliament and the people discuss it), hire (to pay somebody to do some work), fine (to make somebody pay money for doing something illegal).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Is this new law a good idea? What do you think?
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