French Listening Comprehension Exercise: Arriving at the Airport in Paris

French Listening Comprehension Exercise:  Arriving at the Airport in Paris   Practice and master the vocabulary used in this exercise using the QUIZLET study set below. Do you want to improve your listening skills in French? Are you planning a trip to France? Do you want to practice your listening comprehension skills and find out what happens when you arrive at the airport? This is a French listening comprehension activity about what happens when this traveler arrives at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, the City of Lights!   Comprehension questions follow the listening activity.  You may have to listen to it several times to get all of the answers. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? FRENCH TEACHERS: Click here for a comprehensive lesson based on this video. FRENCH LEARNERS: Click here to enroll in the course and improve your French while riding around in the car French Listening Comprehension Exercise:  Arriving at the Airport in Paris Les Questions : 1.         Je suis arrivée à quel aéroport ? 2.         J’ai enregistré combien de bagages ? 3.         Quelles sont mes 3 options pour aller à Paris ? 4.         Quelle option est-ce que j’ai choisi ? 5.         Pourquoi est-ce que je n’ai pas pris le taxi ? 6.         Le trajet pour arriver à Paris a pris combien de temps ? 7.         Quand je suis arrivée à Paris, j’ai vu quel monument ? 8.         Maintenant que je suis à Paris, comment est-ce que je vais aller à mon hôtel ? 9.         Mon hôtel se trouve dans quel district, dans quel quartier ? Check your answers when you enroll in the mini-course...

Beginner French Listening Comprehension Exercise and Course

Beginner French Listening Comprehension Exercise and Course  Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Exercice 1 – J’ai soif J’ai envie de boire quelque chose, mais je ne sais pas quoi.  J’aime bien boire de l’eau, mais j’ai envie d’autre chose aujourd’hui.  Je vais regarder dans le frigo.  Peut-être qu’on a du jus de pomme.  J’adore le jus de pomme.  Je n’aime pas boire du soda parce que c’est mauvais pour la santé.  Il ne faut pas boire trop de jus non plus.  Ma tante mange trop de sucre et elle a des problèmes de santé.   Questions 1 Qu’est-ce que j’aime bien boire? 2 Qu’est-ce que je cherche dans le frigo? 3 Pourquoi est-ce que je n’aime pas boire du soda? 4 Pourquoi est-ce qu’il ne faut pas boire trop de jus? 5 Pourquoi est-ce que ma tante a des problèmes de santé? Réponses 1 J’aime bien boire de l’eau. 2 Je cherche du jus de pomme dans le frigo. 3 Le soda est mauvais pour la santé. 4 Il y a beaucoup de sucre dans le jus. 5 Ma tante a des problèmes de santé parce qu’elle mange trop de sucre.  Translation: I’m thirsty I feel like drinking something, but I don’t know what.  I really like to drink water, but I feel like something else today.  I am going to look in the fridge.  Maybe we have some apple juice.  I love apple juice.  I don’t like to drink soda because it is not healthy.  You must not drink too much juice either.  My aunt eats too...

French Dictées – French Dictation Course

French Dictées – French Dictation Course This is a French dictation course that will help improve your French listening comprehension, writing and pronunciation. There are four chapters of French dictations spanning four different levels. Beginner Level – 15 dictations Beginner Plus Level – 11 dictations Lower Intermediate Level – 10 dictations Intermediate Level – 12 dictations Listen to the dictations and write what you hear. Each dictation is read slowly as you write and then is read at a normal pace. Once you have finished the writing exercise listen to the dictation again and repeat the words as they are pronounced slowly, then read the entire dictation at a normal pace to build fluency. Answer keys and English translations are included for each dictation exercise. Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? What are French dictations? Dictation is the transcription of spoken text: one person who is “dictating” speaks and another who is “taking dictation” writes down the words as they are spoken. Among speakers of several languages, dictation is used as a test of language skill, similar to spelling bees in the English-speaking world. Connect with LLL WEBSITE YOUTUBE FRENCH BLOG FACEBOOK – LEARNERS OF FRENCH FACEBOOK – TEACHERS OF FRENCH TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS SUPPORT ME ON PATREON NEWSLETTER – LEARNERS OF FRENCH NEWSLETTER – TEACHERS OF...

French Dictées – French Dictation Exercises

French Dictées – French Dictation Exercises Here are three French dictation exercises BEGINNER – ADVANCED levels. The theme for each dictée is AU MARCHÉ. Each time you move up a level the dictées become more advanced and faster. The French text and English translations for each dictation are just beneath the video. 48 French dictations mini-course: Enroll now Would you like to take a test to know what your current level is in French? Dictée 1 TITRE:  Au marché TEXTE: Je vais au marché ce matin.  Il fait beau. Je fais les courses pour la semaine. J’achète des fruits, des légumes, des oeufs, du fromage, des olives et du poisson. Je remplis mon panier de bonnes choses.  Après le marché, j’attends mes amis devant le café. Nous allons prendre un thé ensemble, et après nous allons rentrer chez moi pour le déjeuner.  Je vais préparer une bonne salade.  Il ne faut pas oublier d’acheter du pain à la boulangerie. TRADUCTION: I am going to the market this morning.  The weather is nice.  I am grocery shopping for the week.  I’m buying fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese, olives and fish.  I am filling my basket with good things.  After the market, I’m waiting for my friends in front of the café.  We are going to have tea together, and then we are going to go back to my house for lunch.  I am going to prepare a good salad.  I must not forget to buy bread at the bakery. Dictée 2 TITRE: Au marché TEXTE: Aujourd’hui nous sommes vendredi et il fait très beau.  J’irai ce matin au marché où je...

French Dictée B2 Intermediate Le Voyage

French Dictée B2 Intermediate Le Voyage Listen to the dictée while watching the video, write everything you hear, check your work just beneath the video link. FRENCH DICTATION MINI-COURSE:  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL You may also be interested in the following French dictées: French dictée A1 Beginner Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée A2 Elementary Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée B1 Pre-intermediate Level:  Le Voyage THEME LE VOYAGE LENGTH 240 – 260 WORDS: This is the length of the written part of the B2 DELF EXAM LEVEL B2 – INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTIONS Write exactly what you hear in the dictée.  I will read each sentence twice at a normal pace.  Keep in mind that in French many words seem to run together and sound like just one word. Useful vocabulary: point = period; full stop virgule = comma point d’exclamation = exclamation mark point d’interrogation = question mark GRAMMAR Grammar points covered in this dictée: regular ER, IR, RE and REFLEXIVE verbs present tense simple future conditional passé composé with être and avoir imperfect tense pluperfect past conditional future perfect (futur antérieur) subjunctive past subjunctive second conditional «si clauses» third conditional «si clauses» modal verbs:  vouloir, pouvoir, devoir in the past conditional common irregular verbs: être, avoir, faire, venir, aller, mettre, savoir, voir, prendre causative faire construction relative pronouns:  qui, que, où, dont direct object pronouns + agreement in passé composé indirect object pronouns pronouns y & en double pronouns in affirmative commands French Dictée B2 Intermediate Le Voyage Check your work En français Sophie et Julien travaillent beaucoup, ils peuvent donc se permettre de partir souvent en vacances....

French Dictée A2 – Elementary Level

French Dictée:  A2 – Elementary   Le voyage Listen to the dictée while watching the video, write everything you hear, check your work just beneath the video link. FRENCH DICTATION MINI-COURSE:  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL You may also be interested in the following French dictées: French dictée A1 Beginner Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée A2 Elementary Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée B1 Pre-intermediate Level:  Le Voyage THEME LE VOYAGE LEVEL A2 – ELEMENTARY LENGTH 60 – 80 WORDS: This is the length of the written part of the A2 DELF EXAM INSTRUCTIONS Write exactly what you hear in the dictée.  I will read each sentence twice slowly, but not too slowly.  Keep in mind that in French many words seem to run together and sound like just one word. Useful vocabulary: point = period; full stop virgule = comma point d’exclamation = exclamation mark point d’interrogation = question mark GRAMMAR Grammar points covered in this dictée: regular ER, IR, RE and REFLEXIVE verbs present tense simple future passé composé with être and avoir imperfect tense first conditional «si clauses» vouloir, pouvoir, devoir common irregular verbs: être, avoir, faire, venir, aller, mettre, savoir, voir, prendre direct object pronouns indirect object pronouns pronouns y & en French Dictée A2 – Elementary Level Video Check your work En français Sophie et Julien partent souvent en vacances.  L’année dernière ils sont partis en Italie. Cette année, ils iront en Espagne.  Sophie qui s’amusait bien en voiture quand elle était plus jeune, n’aime plus ça.  Elle veut y aller en train. Julien lui a dit qu’il préfère le train, lui aussi.  Ils y...

French Dictée A1 Beginner – Le Voyage

French Dictée A1 Beginner   Le voyage Listen to the dictée while watching the video, write everything you hear, check your work just beneath the video link. FRENCH DICTATION MINI-COURSE:  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL You may also be interested in the following French dictées: French dictée A1 Beginner Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée A2 Elementary Level:  Le Voyage    French dictée B1 Pre-intermediate Level:  Le Voyage As you see in the chart below, this dictée is structured specifically to help prepare for the DELF A1 FRENCH EXAM. THEME LE VOYAGE LEVEL A1 – BEGINNER LENGTH 40 – 60 WORDS: This is the length of the written part of the A1 DELF EXAM INSTRUCTIONS Write exactly what you hear in the dictée.  I will read each sentence twice, very slowly.  Keep in mind that in French many words seem to run together and sound like just one word. Useful vocabulary: point = period; full stop virgule = comma point d’exclamation = exclamation mark point d’interrogation = question mark GRAMMAR Grammar points covered in this dictée: regular ER, IR, RE and REFLEXIVE verbs present tense near future passé composé with avoir imperfect tense direct object pronouns indirect object pronouns French Dictée A1 Beginner:  Le voyage   Check your work En français Sophie et Julien aiment voyager.  L’année dernière ils ont voyagé en Italie. Ils ont voyagé en voiture pendant ce voyage.  Mais il y avait beaucoup de monde sur la route.  Cette année, ils ont décidé de partir en Espagne.  Sophie s’amuse en voiture mais Julien n’aime pas ça.  Il lui dit donc qu’il préfère prendre le train.  C’est bien...

French Dictée B1 Pre-Intermediate Level

French Dictée:  B1: Pre-Intermediate Level Le voyage Listen to the dictée while watching the video, write everything you hear, check your work just beneath the video link. You may also be interested in the following dictées: French dictée A1 Beginner Level:  Le Voyage   French dictée A2 Elementary Level:  Le Voyage French dictée B2 Intermediate Level:  Le Voyage Join my online French dictation exercises course:  48 French dictées at 4 different levels ! THEME LE VOYAGE LEVEL B1 – PRE-INTERMEDIATE LENGTH 160 – 180 WORDS: This is the length of the written part of the B1 DELF EXAM INSTRUCTIONS Write exactly what you hear in the dictée.  I will read each sentence twice at a normal pace.  Keep in mind that in French many words seem to run together and sound like just one word. Useful vocabulary: point = period; full stop virgule = comma point d’exclamation = exclamation mark point d’interrogation = question mark GRAMMAR Grammar points covered in this dictée: regular ER, IR, RE and REFLEXIVE verbs present tense simple future conditional passé composé with être and avoir imperfect tense pluperfect past conditional subjunctive second conditional «si clauses» third conditional «si clauses» modal verbs:  vouloir, pouvoir, devoir common irregular verbs: être, avoir, faire, venir, aller, mettre, savoir, voir, prendre direct object pronouns + agreement in passé composé indirect object pronouns pronouns y & en double pronouns French Dictée B1 Pre-Intermediate Level Video   Check your work En français Sophie et Julien partent souvent en vacances.  S’ils le pouvaient, ils voyageraient tout le temps. L’année dernière ils sont partis en Italie, mais il y a deux ans ils étaient...

Visite Guidée au Louvre

Visite Guidée au Louvre A listening comprehension exercise in French Click here for French lessons and activities for French teachers Click here for French teacher freebies Find out your French CEFR level for free Teachers:  Visit my TPT store for more French resources If you enjoy using this activity for teaching or learning French please consider making a donation of any amount. Merci beaucoup!  xx [paypal-donation] Have a look at the following video to hear a short reading from one of the brochures about a visite guidée au Louvre. Listen closely as you hear the reading being read slowly three times.  Between each reading I will ask you three questions (and a bonus question, too!).  Once you’ve watched the video and have answered the questions, scroll down to read the written text and to verify your answers. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPoREatNT5s] Transcription «A la découverte des trésors du Musée du Louvre : Nous vous proposons de visiter le musée du Louvre, le musée le plus visité au monde, accompagné par un guide. Le Musée du Louvre présente 35 000 oeuvres dans 60 600 m² de salles dédiées aux collections permanentes. Vous pourrez lors de votre visite y admirer La Joconde, La Venus de Milo, La Victoire de Samothrace en compagnie de l’un de nos guides trilingues (français/anglais/espagnol).» Vocabulaire la découverte = the discovery des trésors = of treasures le musée = the museum salles = rooms dédiées à = dedicated to La Joconde = The Mona Lisa La Victoire de Samothrace = Winged Victory Trilingue = trilingual Questions + Réponses Quel est le musée le plus visité au monde? (Le Louvre) Il y a combien...

Learn French Through Music – «Jeune»

Learn French through music «Jeune» – Louane Learn French through music, but how? Find a song you like Listen to it every day for a few weeks Sing along Improve pronunciation through imitation Understand more as time goes on Learn new grammatical structures Learn a ton of contemporary vocabulary Here’s a fun song by Louane to help you learn French through music and to learn some new vocabulary.  The conditional is used a lot as well as some subjunctive, avoir expressions, the verb être, and reflexive verbs.  The lyrics are just beneath the video. Amusez-vous bien!  Lyrics and grammar explanations + exercise and video lesson links are located just beneath the video. Download the following activity to fill in the blanks with the words as you listen. Downloadable PDF activity:  Louane Jeune-Fill in the blanks activity If you enjoy using this activity for teaching or learning French please consider making a donation of any amount. Merci beaucoup!  xx [paypal-donation] Jeune LOUANE Ce titre est extrait de l’album : Chambre 12 Année de sortie : 2015 Label : Mercury Click here for more French lessons and activities for French teachers Click here for more French teacher freebies J’aimerais en suivant le soleil J’aimerais = I would like = conditional tense En suivant = following = gerund form of the verb which corresponds to verb+ing in English Le soleil = the sun Avoir le vertige Avoir = to have = infinitive Le vertige = dizziness / vertigo Perdre le sommeil Perdre = to lose = infinitive Le sommeil = sleep Je voudrais au plus près des falaises Je voudrais = I would like =...

La Fête de la Musique: Listening Comprehension Activity

Qu’est-ce que la Fête de la Musique? A listening comprehension exercise to help improve your skills. La Fête de la Musique is one of the most loved festivals of the year in France, and it’s easy to understand why once you know what it’s all about.  Watch and listen to the video below, then see how well you can answer the questions that follow.  Check your answers way down at the bottom of this post, and if you have any questions about content or grammar you can leave them in the comments.  I’ll be happy to help you out! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctCuN0adCTk&w=420&h=315] Questions : 1- Dans combien de villes célèbre-t-on la Fête de la Musique? 2- En quelle année et dans quel pays a-t-on célébré la Fête de la Musique pour la première fois? 3- Pourquoi la Fête de la Musique est-elle célébrée le 21 juin ? Donnez deux détails précis. 4- Où ont lieu les concerts improvisés? Citez cinq lieux différents. 5- Quels types de musique peuvent y être découverts par les spectateurs ? Donnez-en cinq. 6- Quelles sont les restrictions imposées ? Donnez deux détails. 7- Comment est-ce que les transports en commun sont organisés le soir de la Fête de la Musique? 8- Qu’est-ce qui prouve que la Fête de la Musique est un événement culturel majeur en France ? Réponses: (no peeking if you haven’t answered the questions yet!) 1.  On célèbre la Fête de la Musique dans 340 villes. 2.  On a célébré la Fête de la Musique pour la première fois en 1982 en France. 3.  La Fête de la Musique est célébrée le 21...