Le drapeau tricolore

"The three-coloured flag"
French B2 dictation exercise

Why is the French flag blue, white and red?

This text features Le Présent historique.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "bleu-blanc-rouge", "les révolutionnaires", "une cocarde", "commémorer", "la garde municipale", "jusque-là", "une bande", "distinguer [quelque chose] de", "un pavillon (=drapeau)", "néerlandais", "synonyme de", "tricolore".

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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