La madeleine de Proust

"Proust's madeleine"
French C1 dictation exercise

Learn the origin of this popular French expression.

Pay attention to the hints!

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
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