Jacques Brel

"Jacques Brel"
French A2 writing exercise

Gaston is a big fan of the Belgian singer-songwriter.

To learn more about Jacques Brel, click here.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "exceptional", "Belgium", "to sing", "the public", "to keep on [doing]", "later", "sensitivity", "lyrics", "a song", "moving (adj. - emotional)".

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Jacques Brel was exceptional! He was born in Belgium in 1929. When he started to sing in 1950, he was very nervous and the public didn't like him. But he kept on working, and a few years later, he finally became very famous. I love Brel's sensitivity. He wrote beautiful lyrics. His songs are always very moving, I can listen to them for hours!

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