"Mon rêve familier" de Paul Verlaine

"Paul Verlaine's "My familiar dream""
French C1 dictation exercise

Here's one of Paul Verlaine's most famous poems, where he reminisces about dreaming about a perfect woman.


Each line is a verse, so starts with a capital letter.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "pénétrant", "tout à fait", "hélas", "la moiteur", "blême", "rafraîchir", "une voix", "une inflexion", "se taire".

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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