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Louis XIV et les artistes

"Louis XIV and the artists"
French B2 dictation exercise

Learn about Louis XIV's passion for the arts, which didn't come without an ambition to control his own image.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "un règne", "la longévité", "inédit/e", "un bouillonnement", "le Roi Soleil", "nourrir une passion", "mettre [quelque chose] au service de", "le rayonnement", "une décennie", "auparavant", "l'Académie Française", "la monarchie absolue", "s'appuyer sur", "une pension (artiste)", "octroyer", "une plume", "foisonnant/e", "un cadre".

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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