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Laure Manaudou

"Laure Manaudou"
French B2 dictation exercise

Learn about the exceptional career of one of the best French swimmers of all time.

This text features French historical Present tense.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "lyonnais/e", "un club de natation", "être repéré/e", "un entraîneur", "faire de [quelqu'un][quelque chose]", "les Championnats d'Europe de natation juniors", "le 50m/100m dos", "fulgurant/e", "culminer", "cumuler", "une médaille", "200m nage libre", "battre (record)", "par la même occasion", "récolter", "sans compter".

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
How the test works
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