Des soldes décevantes

"Disappointing Sales"
French B2 dictation exercise

Justine was very disappointed by this year's winter sale.


NOTE: Although les soldes is officially masculine, it's more often than not used in the feminine colloquially, and both are therefore perfectly acceptable. In this exercise, we chose to use the colloquial feminine for les soldes.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "bien moins", "dégoter", "descendre à", "soit [quelque chose]", "une bonne affaire", "tandis que", "avoir beau [infinitif]", "une fourchette de prix", "atteindre".

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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