L'histoire du pastis

"The history of pastis"
French C1 dictation exercise

Marielle tells us more about this typically French aperitif drink.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "forcément", "alcoolisé/e", "l'anis", "la réglisse", "l'absinthe / la fée verte", "surpasser", "y compris", "anisé/e", "un substitut", "au fil des années", "éponyme", "la référence en la matière".

I'll play you French speech in sections for you to transcribe

  • Start by listening to the whole piece then hit start
  • Play each section and write down what you hear
  • I'll show you correct answers after each for you to mark yourself
Start the exercise
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