La madeleine de Proust (C1)
French dictation exercise

Learn the origin of this popular French expression.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"une madeleine", "déclencheur", "il s'agit de", "À la recherche du temps perdu (roman de Marcel Proust)", "imbiber", "susciter", "une friandise", "une tisane", "la réminiscence", "incantatoire", "résonner en [quelqu'un]".

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
How the test works
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