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HOW LILYHAMMER CHANGED TELEVISION!

1 Pre-reading

What do you know about Norway? Think of as many things as you can in two minutes: the capital city, the population, the language, the currency, famous companies, groups, sportspeople, musicians, actors, etc., the climate, the location of the country, famous products or inventions from Norway…

2 Reading I

It has been said that the TV series Lilyhammer changed the nature of television. In what way do you think this might have been possible? Think of as many ideas as you can. Then, read or listen to the article once to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. In the TV series, why does Frank go to Norway?

2. What’s unusual about the show with regard to the language?

3. What four aspects of Norwegian culture are mentioned? What do they mean?

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