Au revoir la plage

"Bye bye Beach"
French B1 dictation exercise

Say farewell to summer with this text inspired by Brigitte Bardot's famous song "La Madrague".

Listen to "La Madrague".

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "abandonné/e", "s'en aller", "les coquillages", "les crustacés", "bien seul/e/s", "ranger", "à reculons", "emmener vers", "la brûlure", "le mistral", "une chevelure ébouriffée", "garder", "le chagrin", "jusqu'à", "ensoleillé/e", "faire la fête à [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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