Music

Topic specific French practice exercises

Close your eyes and be soothed, sit down and be swept away, or stand up and dance like no one's watching! Discover the music and musicians of the French-speaking world.

  • Beyoncé
    listening exercise

    The famous singer introduces herself.
  • I love Superbus!
    listening exercise

    Sonia tells us about her favourite French band Superbus.
  • Learning the guitar
    listening exercise

    Stéphane tells us about his guitar lessons.
  • At Music Day
    listening exercise

    Samuel really enjoyed Music Day this year.
  • Entretien avec une chanteuse
    listening exercise

    Arnaud interviews singer Mélanie about her latest tour.
  • My cousin and her accordion
    listening exercise

    Aurélie's cousin Lyse plays the accordion.
  • The Fest-Noz
    listening exercise

    Julien finds out what type of music festival Fest-Noz is.
  • Lettre à France - Michel Polnareff
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy French singer Michel Polnareff's cult love "letter" to France, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Petit Pangolin Malin - Comptine d'Afrique
    Reading exercise

    Listen and sing along to this cute African nursery rhyme, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
  • Corsican polyphonic singing
    listening exercise

    Do you know about this bewitchingly melodic tradition from Corsica?
  • Our plans for Music Day
    listening exercise

    Sabine and Thomas discuss their plans to celebrate Music Day on June 21.
  • The best concert ever!
    listening exercise

    Laura tells us about the great concert she went to yesterday
  • The brass band
    listening exercise

    Alice can't wait to go and see the brass band on Sunday!
  • Ainsi Font, Font, Font (Comptines de France)
    Reading exercise

    Dance and sing along with this famous French nursery rhyme's little puppets while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Comme d'habitude - Claude François
    Reading exercise

    Discover the lyrics of "Comme d'habitude", the original French version of Sinatra's "My Way", while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Dame Tartine (Comptines de France)
    Reading exercise

    Sing along to this delicious French nursery rhyme while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Édith Piaf - portrait français
    Reading exercise

    Édith Piaf was a French cabaret singer and international star. Read and listen to our bilingual article, then listen to a few of her classic songs.
  • France Gall, la groupie du pianiste
    Reading exercise

    France Gall passed away in January 2018. Learn about this French singer with a unique voice in our bilingual article.
  • Jardin d'hiver, de Keren Ann
    Reading exercise

    Practise your French listening and reading comprehension with this wintery song.
  • La Mère Michel (Comptines de France)
    Reading exercise

    Sing along to the famous French nursery rhyme "La Mère Michel" while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Petit Papa Noël - Tino Rossi
    Reading exercise

    Sing along to the timeless French Christmas classic "Petit Papa Noël", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • Plus tard - Bigflo & Oli
    Reading exercise

    Did you ever have one of those funny superstitions when you were little? Reminisce with this melancholy song about childhood (and adulthood) by French hip-hop duo Bigflo & Oli composed of two brothers from Toulouse, while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Sacré Charlemagne ! - France Gall
    Reading exercise

    Feel like a child again with France Gall's irreverent song about school, "Sacré Charlemagne", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • Sous les Sunlights des Tropiques - Gilbert Montagné
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy the sunny vibes of Gilbert Montagné's absolute classic of French summers since 1984, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Tournent les violons - Jean-Jacques Goldman
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy this 1991 tale of hope and disillusion by French singer-songwriter star Jean-Jacques Goldman, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • Tous les garçons et les filles - Françoise Hardy
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy the teenage melancholy of Françoise Hardy's classic song "Tous les garçons et les filles", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • Tout pour la musique - France Gall
    Reading exercise

    Celebrate music with this 1981 swinging classic by France Gall, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Y'a D'la Joie - Charles Trenet
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy French icon Charles Trenet's anthem to happiness and levity, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • French band Louise Attaque
    listening exercise

    Learn more about the French band Louise Attaque.
  • My mother's favourite singer
    listening exercise

    Patricia tells us about her mum's passion for French singer Serge Lama and what she would love to be able to do for her
  • My sister the future pianist
    listening exercise

    Lucas's sister has always dreamed of playing piano.
  • On the way to the concert
    listening exercise

    Grégory, Ben and Lucie are (more or less!) on their way to a concert.
  • The Conservatoire de Paris
    listening exercise

    Learn about this famous music institution in the French capital.
  • Au Clair de la Lune (Comptines de France)
    Reading exercise

    Sing yourselves to sleep with this classic French lullaby while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Basique - OrelSan
    Reading exercise

    Practise your French rapping skills with OrelSan's "Basique".
  • Bruxelles je t'aime - Angèle
    Reading exercise

    Celebrate the Belgian capital with Angèle's upbeat love song to Brussels, while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Charles Aznavour s'éteint à 94 ans
    Reading exercise

    Famed French-Armenian singer passed away in October 2018. Watch this video highlighting aspects of his talented career, then scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader.
  • Dans les coulisses du Moulin Rouge
    Reading exercise

    The Moulin Rouge is a world-famous revue in Paris. Take a look behind the scenes and sequins with this video report.
  • Découvrez les candidats français à l'Eurovision 2022 !
    Reading exercise

    Discover France's 2022 Eurovision contestants and their song, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
  • Fête de la Musique
    Reading exercise

    La Fête de la Musique is an annual celebration in France and around the world. Learn a bit of its history in our bilingual audio article, then listen to a few French variety classics.
  • Fête de la musique : interview de Jack Lang
    Reading exercise

    Discover how 1981 Ministre de la Culture Jack Lang explain came up with "la Fête de la Musique", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • Johnny Hallyday : 1943-2017
    Reading exercise

    Watch this hommage to Johnny Hallyday, a French rock and roll legend who died in December 2017.
  • Joséphine Baker au Panthéon
    Reading exercise

    Learn about the decision to welcome Josephine Baker into the French Panthéon, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • La Bohème - Charles Aznavour
    Reading exercise

    Travel to the old Montmartre with this classic song by Charles Aznavour, "La Bohème", while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Les belles histoires - Bénabar
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy French singer Bénabar's musical love letter to these romantic tropes we all grew up on, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Lynda Lemay - Les Maudits Français
    Reading exercise

    To celebrate Quebec's National Day, la Saint-Jean-Baptiste (June 24th) and la Fête de la Musique (June 21st), here is a song by Québécois singer-songwriter Lynda Lemay.
  • Ma sœur - Clara Luciani
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy French singer Clara Luciani's ode to sisterly love, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Papaoutai - Stromae
    Reading exercise

    Discover the lyrics of Stromae's international hit "Papaoutai", and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
  • Reste à la maison
    Reading exercise

    Yann Lambiel's parody of the song "Y a le printemps qui chante" by Claude François.
  • Sans toi - Pomme
    Reading exercise

    Sing along with French singer Pomme's pop folk song "Sans toi", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • Claude Nougaro and Toulouse
    listening exercise

    Learn about the Toulouse-born singer and his deep connection to the Pink City.
  • Édith Piaf
    listening exercise

    Here's a short biography of one of France's most beloved singers.
  • French band Téléphone
    listening exercise

    Hugo talks about his passion for the French rock band Téléphone.
  • Letter from a pianist to another
    listening exercise

    Chloë writes to her piano teacher grandmother about her own musical progress.
  • The benefits of music
    listening exercise

    Mathieu tells us about the benefits of music.
  • The Hellfest Festival in Clisson
    listening exercise

    Learn about this internationally-acclaimed, record-beating festival of heavy metal music.
  • Tri Yann, an incredible band
    listening exercise

    Énora and Céline are reminiscing about Tri Yann, a Breton music band from Nantes.
  • Georges Brassens et la ville de Sète
    Reading exercise

    Discover the lovely Southern city of Sète through its most iconic singer Georges Brassens, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
  • J'attends - Ben Mazué & Pomme
    Reading exercise

    Discover all the sincerity of French singer Ben Mazué in his beautifully written duet with Pomme, "J'attends", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
  • On ira - ZAZ
    Reading exercise

    Enjoy this catchy song and colorful video while practicing your (fast!) French listening comprehension.
  • La Vie En Rose - Édith Piaf (Le Présent + Vocabulaire)
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Practise your French conjugations in Le Présent Indicatif and some French A1 vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise

  • L'Eurovision en quelques chiffres (Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers)
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Practise spelling out French cardinal and ordinal numbers with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise

  • Une famille de musiciens (Vocabulaire)
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Practise your French Music instruments vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!

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