L’œuvre d’Émile Zola

French B1 dictation exercise

Learn more about famous French writer Emile Zola.

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
How the test works
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