Un hiver particulièrement rigoureux (C1)
French dictation exercise

Practise your French expressions about the cold with Marianne's memories of a harsh winter.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"écarlate", "un euphémisme", "pour le moins [adj.]", "brut de décoffrage", "bon sang de bonsoir !", "mes aïeux !", "emmitouflé", "grommeler", "en avoir marre de", "penaud"
French expressions about the cold

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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