Toulouse, la Ville Rose

"Toulouse, the Pink City"
French B1 dictation exercise

Learn where the Southern French city got her colourful nickname from.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "un surnom", "poétique", "l'Antiquité", "un matériau de construction", "les environs", "la brique foraine", "la terre cuite", "l'argile", "contenir", "l'oxide de fer", "selon", "l'intensité", "une façade", "toulousain/e", "flamboyant/e", "ravissant/e", "valoir à [quelque chose]".

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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