La naissance de Marseille

"The birth of Marseille"
French B2 dictation exercise

Learn about the birth of the oldest French city.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "les calanques marseillaises", "à proprement parler", "remonter à [date]", "av. J.-C. / avant Jésus-Christ", "la doyenne", "un banquet", "un prétendant", "autochtone", "grec", "la cité phocéenne", "demeurer (=rester)".

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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