Description du docteur Arsène K. Merlan

"Description of Dr Arsène K. Merlan"
French B2 dictation exercise

Milo is surprised by this doctor's rather odd appearance...


Extract adapted from the French edition of the children's book:
"Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" by Stephen Manes.
"Comment devenir parfait en trois jours
[Lit: How to become perfect in three days]

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "des rayures", "imprimé.e", "un palmier", "un clown", "un nœud papillon", "un chapeau tyrolien", "bosselé.e", "mordre à belles dents", "dégouliner".

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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