Philippe Costamagna, détective des œuvres d’art

"Philippe Costamagna, art detective"
French C1 dictation exercise

Philippe Costamagna has a fascinating job: he investigates works of art!

Learn more about Philippe Costamagna here.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "florentin/e", "un courant (art)", "attribuer", "au besoin", "voire (même)", "frauduleux", "un don", "être le fruit de", "doté/e de", "dater [quelque chose]", "un pigment", "la réflectographie", "un œil de lynx".

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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