La première astronome

French A2 dictation exercise

Edmée Chandon, first French female astronomer, tells us about herself.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"les mathématiques", "la physique", "intégrer (institution)", "stagiaire", "aide astronome", "docteur ès sciences mathématiques", "prendre sa retraite", "un ouvrage de référence", "être connu/e", "dans le monde entier".

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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