La naissance de Marseille (B2)
French dictation exercise

Learn about the birth of the oldest French city.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"les calanques marseillaises", "à proprement parler", "remonter à [date]", "av. J.-C. / avant Jésus-Christ", "la doyenne", "un banquet", "un prétendant", "autochtone", "grec", "la cité phocéenne", "demeurer (=rester)".

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
How the test works