L'œuvre d'Émile Zola

"Emile Zola's works"
French B2 dictation exercise

Learn more about famous French writer Emile Zola.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "littéraire", "analytique", "une œuvre", "s'inspirer", "s'étendre à", "entreprendre", "méthodiquement", "un destin croisé", "un personnage", "une circonstance", "se composer", "un roman", "incarner", "un siècle", "une épopée", "une œuvre-phare", "naturaliste".

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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