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Première rentrée en France

"First day of school in France"
French C1 dictation exercise

Newcomer Adam and his family experience the French "rentrée des classes" for the first time.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "dépaysant.e", "s'attendre à ce que", "être au courant que", "les fournitures scolaires", "la galère", "redouter", "tourner à [quelque chose]", "un parcours du combattant", "prêter main forte à [quelqu'un]", "être bluffé.e par", "la Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (or CAF, the family state benefit organisation)", "une allocation", "dépanner [quelqu'un]", "les doigts dans le nez".

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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