Les origines de la Saint-Sylvestre (C1)
French dictation exercise

Why is December 31st Saint Sylvester's Day in the calendar?

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"avoir un rapport avec", "le solstice d'hiver", "païen/ne", "les Saturnales (Rome antique)", "nier", "une basilique", "avancer (une théorie)", "évoquer", "une symbolique".

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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