Can someone please explain what this means? Although I have known French for decades, it really didn't seem to make any sense. To be honest, I am very surprised this is level A1, as even I struggled with it and I got really confused when trying to complete the dictation, especially with this sentence.
Dictation exercise A2
I believe the level of this dictation is under discussion but just a language point here -
A little saying using 'étaler' in this way for you -
Hope this helps!
I found the grammar quite simple and applicable to A1. It is maybe the point of view from which this exercise is told that might throw someone off at first.
I don't think it is the grammar that is too hard, but that the 'story' is basically «n'importe quoi» - even when you understand the English words, the 'events' are 'nonsensical' in a funny, silly sort of way that kids might find amusing but I think is harder for adults to follow.
Yes, that's what I meant by "point of view". A beginner might question his understanding.
Agree Chris. That’s how I felt when I did it, way back when.
I think the C1 contributors are looking at this from their perspective of a higher level. I am considered A2 but have some grammar knowledge at the C1 level and this exercise was still difficult for me. That’s okay because that’s how I learn, but I can imagine someone being overwhelmed by the exercise.
We have added a hint for the expression 'étaler son savoir' which should make this very poetic exercise more straightforward.
Thank you for your comment.
Bonne Continuation !
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