La maison de Colette (B1)
French dictation exercise

Laurence enjoyed visiting the famous French writer's childhood house.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"avoir l'occasion de", "natal/e", "une écrivaine", "bourgeois/e", "faire de [quelque chose][quelque chose]", "un personnage", "une œuvre", "avoir l'impression de", "vivant/e", "donner envie à [quelqu'un] de [faire]", "relire [quelqu'un]", "une pionnière", "l'émancipation".

Click here to learn more about la maison de Colette.

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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