Un souvenir de couturière

"A seamstress's memory"
French C1 dictation exercise

Christine recalls visiting the haberdashery [US: fabric store] for the first time.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "d'aussi loin que + [Subjonctif]", "une devanture", "alléchante", "une mercerie", "regorger de", "une bobine de fil", "un tissu à motifs", "attrayant", "franchir le seuil", "chamarré.e", "un bazar", "un kit de crochet", "éveiller [quelque chose] en [quelqu'un]".

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
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