La réforme des retraites

"Pension reform"
French C1 dictation exercise

René and Flora talk about France's controversial pension reform.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "passer une réforme", "la réforme des retraites", "affecter", "défiler", "contourner", "un processus", "empêcher de", "voter une loi", "soi-disant", "une caisse de retraite", "en déficit", "de sitôt", "affirmer haut et fort", "exercer un métier", "pénible", "un travailleur précaire", "néfaste", "se serrer la ceinture".

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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