Technology & Science
Topic specific French practice exercises
Have you heard of the latest technological advancements? What about the newest scientific discoveries? Whether you work in a related field or just find it absolutely fascinating how technology has become a part of our everyday lives, learn how to talk about the latest tech and science news with French speakers in their own language. The exercises on this page will help you expand your vocabulary and improve your French skills while you dive into some interesting topics.
- Crazy about dinosaurs!
Bruno and Flora's boys are all about dinosaurs at the moment.
- Helping the planet
François does his best to help the planet in his everyday life.
- La météo des amies
Léa and Alice talk about today's weather in their respective cities.
- Night routine before a test
Antoine's night-before-a-test routine is all about reducing stress.
- Pierre the YouTube star
Lisa's son Pierre is a millionaire at only 8 years old thanks to YouTube.
- Recycling is good!
Sylvie tells us why recycling is a good thing.
- The driving licence test
Véronique is taking her driving licence exam.
- Visit to A&E [US: the ER]
Lucie talks to a doctor at the hospital.
- What's your favourite mean of transport?
Mia and Yoan discuss their favourite means of transport.
- At the allergist's
Pierre went to the allergist to get a diagnosis.
- At the garage
Laura brings her car to the garage.
- Driving in France
Here are a few things to be aware of when driving in France!
- Following the news
Liliane tells us how and why she follows the news regularly.
- Instagram love
Julien and Sandra became famous thanks to their Instagram account.
- Ma nouvelle alimentation bio
Louise tells us how she changed her diet for environmental reasons.
- My flat is too hot! [US: apartment]
Annie's flat [US: apartment] is unbearable during heatwaves.
- My head in the stars
Thomas has always had one passion: the stars.
- My new computer
Irène's new computer is much better than her old one!
- Recycling with your family
Jonathan's family is organising their recycling.
- The first woman astronomer
Edmée Chandon, first French female astronomist, tells us about herself.
- Traffic issues in my city
Bastien talks about his city's main environmental issue: traffic.
- Weather forecast
Here's a French weather forecast.
- Where to park?
Sarah and Bastien are looking for a parking space in town.
- Winter forecast
Find out what the weather is going to be like.
- A dog paw mystery
Lucie's little puppy Rouky seems to have hurt his paw...
- A greener future
Julien is seeing a future where people are more eco-conscious.
- A long journey on public transport
Hugo tells us about his 8-hour trip to France.
- A spoiled weekend
Marie's romantic weekend away gets spoiled by unforeseen bad weather.
- Advice to deal with the heatwave
Gabriel gives us advice to deal with the heatwave.
- At the pharmacy
Victor goes to the pharmacy.
- Dealing with your emotions
Here's a guide to keeping calm.
- Following the GPS
Follow this GPS's instructions to reach your destination.
- Making friends online
Find out how Mary made new friends online
- Motor vehicle inspection appointment
Martin books an appointment for his car's inspection.
- My smartphone's GPS
Flora gives Eric some tips on how to use the GPS on a smartphone.
- Paediatrician's appointment
Thierry takes his 2-month-old daughter to the paedatrician for a routine check-up.
- Second-hand fashion
Sonia decided to stop buying brand-new clothes.
Marc considers the photographic phenomenon of the selfie.
- Some famous boats in Brest
Gaëlle and Maya talk about famous ships from Brest, Brittany.
- Taking your driving test
Inès is taking her driving test today.
- The garbage can in France
Find out how the French "poubelle" came to be.
- Typing up an invitation
Aurélie tells us how she'll create her daughter's birthday invitation on her computer.
- What's her number?
Sabrina needs guests' numbers to organise Léa's bachelorette party.
- À quoi ça sert de recycler ses déchets ?
What's the point of recycling? Professor Gamberge explains all to a skeptical Charlotte in this animated video.
- Comment rafraîchir les villes et les maisons tout en restant écologique
Discover interesting ways to sustainably cool down buildings and cities in this video, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Des températures record pour le mois de mai en France et en Espagne (2022)
Listen to this news report about May 2022 heatwave in France and Spain, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Éclipse en Guadeloupe
While the Great American Total Eclipse was just a partial eclipse in Guadeloupe, it was still a sight to behold and required the same special glasses.
- Inventions françaises
Hundreds if not thousands of products you use every day started out as nothing more than an idea - and many of those ideas were originally French.
- L'enseignement en ligne : Témoignage de Céline
Learn about some of the pros and cons of online teaching in this interview with Céline.
- Marie Curie
Ready for two minutes of women's history? Listen to French kids talking about renowned scientist Marie Curie in this cute video.
- Perdus en route !
See how Marie and Pierre find their way back, while practising your B1 French reading and listening comprehension.
- Pollution à Paris
Air pollution is a problem all over the world, and the capital of France is no exception. Fortunately, the mayor of Paris is taking steps to reduce it.
- Qui sont-ils ? Les Frères Bogdanoff
Learn about France's most famous twins, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- A slippery drive
Richard struggled to get to work this morning: everything was frozen!
- Composting is awesome!
Elsa explains composting to her friend Pierre.
- Doctors Without Borders
Listen to Adrien's experience working for MSF.
- Etymology of the French word "canicule"
Learn about the surprising etymology of the French word "canicule" (heatwave).
A weather forecast on one of the hottest days of the year.
- Lousy weather!
On that day, a storm was coming...
- My car is a real beater!
Yann's car has so many problems!
- My dream invention
Sonia asks Sylvie what invention she'd dream to see becoming a reality.
- My green habits
Aurélie talks about her green habits to protect the planet.
- My life is a hashtag
Sébastien explains why hashtags are so important in his life.
- My resolutions for the planet
This year, Julie has decided she'll be more eco-friendly!
- New vs old technologies
Enzo asks retiree Gertrude her opinion on new technologies.
- Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion's volcano
Learn about this marvel of nature, and La Réunion's true star!
- The science behind the terracotta pitcher
Barbara explains the science behind the terracotta pitcher.
- Thomas Pesquet
Learn about France's most famous astronaut.
- Why I don't take the plane any more
Olivia explains her decision not to take the plane any more.
- Au secours ! Je n'ai plus internet !
Need help dealing with customer support when your internet goes out? Check out this audio article for some useful phrases.
- Et tout le monde s'en fout : L'eau
Funny video (with some vulgar language) about a serious subject: water.
- Le changement climatique, qu'est-ce que c'est ?
Learn about climate change and global warming in this great French video, while practising your B2 French listening and reading skills.
- Mon répondeur
Listen to a French answering machine and its messages to practise your listening and reading comprehension.
- Prévisions Météo
Check out this French weather report for some useful vocabulary and expressions.
- RIP Minsky, the father of artificial intelligence
Learn about Marvin Minsky, the father of artificial intelligence - and our beloved Kwizbot's spiritual grandfather, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Simone, la voix de la SNCF
Meet Simone, the iconic voice of French train stations, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Trottinettes électriques-À quand la fin de l'anarchie à Paris?
Electric scooters can be found all over Paris - at least until the police come along and have them impounded.
- A car collision!
Learn a selection of flowery French language as two drivers end up in a collision!
- A lovely car
Find out about Michel's beloved 2CV car.
- An especially harsh winter
Practise your French expressions about the cold with Marianne's memories of a harsh winter.
- An upcycling tutorial
Find out a few ideas for your upcycling projets.
- Elecric cars in France
Learn about the evolution of the French market for electric cars between 2009 and 2020.
- French Mobile Phone Habits
We're taking a look at the importance of mobile phones in French people's lives.
- Holiday [US: vacation] departure
Julie and Patrick are discussing how to avoid the rush of holiday [US: vacation] departures.
- On a desert island
Pierre discusses his friend Yves's choice of single item that he would take with him on a desert island.
- Prepaid travel cards
Alain talks about the advantages of prepaid travel cards.
- Review of the iPhone 8 Plus
Christine reviews the disappointing new iPhone 8 Plus.
Flavie wonders about the emergence of mental health issues linked to technology.
- The city of the future
Yann asked people what they imagine cities will look like in the future.
- The exploitation of forests
Solène tells us about the pressing issue of deforestation.
- The GPS is malfunctioning!
Rémi and Isabelle's car GPS is malfunctioning!
- The science of language
Linguistics as a science made a giant leap thanks to one great discovery.
- Tomorrow morning's weather forecast
Here's the weather forecast for tomorrow morning.
Learn a bit more about the French video games company Ubisoft.
- Why build your own PC
Caroline tells us about the benefits of building your own gaming PC.
- Why consume seasonal produce?
Here are some arguments in favour of eating seasonal produce.
- Ouragan Irma
Read Guadeloupe resident Laura's account of crossing the path of Hurricane Irma in early September 2017.
- Pourquoi est-on ivre plus vite lorsqu'on n'a pas mangé ?
Learn the fascinating answer to this question in this fun short program, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- S'occuper sans écran - La drôle d'humeur de Marina Rollman
Enjoy this funny radio sketch by Swiss comedian Marina Rollman about life without computer screens, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Mes gestes écologiques (Le Présent)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Présent (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- En 3019 (Le Futur Simple)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Simple (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Recette de gel hydro-alcoolique (L'Impératif)
Practise your French conjugations in L'Impératif Présent with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Apprendre en ligne (Le Passé Composé vs L'Imparfait)
Practise when to use Le Passé Composé (Indicatif) vs L'Imparfait (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Une famille écolo (Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns)
Practise French possessive adjectives and pronouns with this Fill-in-the-Blank exercise
- Le marché des voitures électriques en France (Advanced Large Numbers)
Practise spelling out large French numbers with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Conseils pour économiser l'eau (Le Passé Composé vs L'Imparfait)
Practise when to use Le Passé Composé (Indicatif) vs L'Imparfait (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Quel lait végétal choisir ? (Comparatives)
Practise your comparatives in French with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- Utilisation d'un GPS (-ER Verbs in Le Présent)
Practise your French conjugations of -ER verbs in Le Présent (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- Voyager dans l'espace (Le Conditionnel Présent)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Conditionnel Présent with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Vive internet ! (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French General internet vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz exercise !
- Une mamie bien équipée (Vocabulaire)
Practise your Computer (hardware) vocabulary in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Des gestes pour la planète (Vocabulaire)
Practise your Eco-friendly vocabulary in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!