Johnny Hallyday – level 3

15-12-2017 07:00

Johnny Hallyday, who people called the French Elvis, died this week at age 74 from lung cancer. Tens of thousands of people came out in the streets of Paris to bid farewell to him in an elaborate funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees. French president Emmanuel Macron ordered this procession as he was a fan of Hallyday.

Hallyday’s career lasted for 57 years and he sold over 110 million records throughout the world. Some fans want a monument made for him to honour his achievements.

Difficult words: elaborate (complicated), procession (a group of people or vehicles moving together), Champs-Elysees (an important street in Paris), monument (a statue, building, or other object that is made for remembering someone).

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