Les charmes d'une cheminée

"The charms of a fireplace"
French B1 dictation exercise

Caroline tries to convince her partner Éric of the charms of a traditional fireplace.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "à quel point", "s'installer", "au coin du feu", "une héroïne", "la poésie", "une pipe", "un fauteuil", "s'égarer", "avouer", "avoir du style", "une cheminée", "l'entretien", "enlever", "les cendres", "la sciure de bois", "se renseigner sur", "un compromis".

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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