Jeanne d'Arc et Orléans

"Joan of Arc and Orléans"
French C1 dictation exercise

Find out about Joan of Arc and her connection to the French city of Orléans.

In this text, we use the French historical present tense.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "une paysanne", "", "un archange", "inciter [quelqu'un] à [faire]", "bouter [quelqu'un] (*old expression)", "un Dauphin (noblesse)", "illettré.e", "au sein de", "un siège (guerre)", "une garde", "un envahisseur", "s'enfuir", "une héroïne", "à la suite de", "être capturé.e", "condamner", "un bûcher".

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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