Le palais du pauvre fou

"The old fool's palace"
French B2 dictation exercise

The "Ideal Palace" is as fascinating a piece of architecture as it is a wonderful story.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "le Palais Idéal", "un édifice", "l'architecture naïve", "de profession", "récupérer", "à la lueur des torches", "valoir [à quelqu'un] d'être ...", "un ouvrage", "hideux".

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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