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Le coup d'État du 18 Brumaire

"The 1799 coup d'Etat"
French C1 dictation exercise

Learn how Napoleon Bonaparte became Head of State following a coup d'Etat in 1799.

This text features Le Présent historique.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "un coup d'État", "vacillant", "pour ce faire", "jouir", "récalcitrant", "le jour venu", "le calendrier grégorien", "jacobin", "l'instauration", "la Rome antique", "un triumvirat", "un insurgé", "concentrer les pouvoirs", "sacrer".

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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