Le Lac du Der, le paradis des ornithologues amateurs (C1)
French dictation exercise

The Lac du Der, the birdwatchers' paradise

Discover this beautiful lake of the Champagne region in France, and its amazing birds.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"une réserve", "un ornithologue amateur", "la superficie", "un hectare", "les rives", "en transit", "recenser", "le héron pourpré", "la bergeronnette printanière", "la sarcelle d'hiver/d'été", "le clou du spectacle", "la grue cendrée", "champenois/e", "faire étape", "se lever aux aurores", "un observatoire", "aménager".

Click here to learn more about the Lac du Der. 

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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