Great dictée, interesting, with food for thought.
I continue to find punctuation challenging, as the speaker's voice does not always indicate what follows etc.
An example from this dictée: It opens with "Bonjour" followed by - to me - a long silence in which l imagine the speaker connecting with the audience and then, "Aujourd'hui..." So l wrote "Bonjour! Aujourd'hui ..." whereas Kwiziq is programmed for "Bonjour, aujourd'hui ...".
I no longer deduct for punctuation such as commas, exclamation marks and full stops and wonder whether naming at least these could be considered. Thanks!
Dictation exercise C1
Bonjour Scout and Anne,
Thank you both for your feedback and suggestions! I will pass it on to the language team for further discussion.
Merci et bonne journée !
I’d find a punctuation lesson very helpful, as well as some clues in dictation. It’s a bit dispiriting to get the red marker for "incorrect" punctuation when you’ve thought a lot about an answer. I realise that it can often be guessed from the intonation, but not always and it’d be nice to know the rules. Writers in English use fewer punctuation marks than formerly, and the French exercises often seem to insert commas where you wouldn’t in English and sometimes omit them where you would!
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