Histoire d'animaux

"Histoire d'animaux" has been shared to the blog from the French reading practice section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills. This article also has audio for you to practice your French listening skills; you can find many more listening activities in the French listening exercises section.

Learn or practice some French expressions with animals in this cute bilingual story. Listen to the sound file, then click any phrase for the English translation and links to relevant French grammar lessons.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Click any word in the text to see its translation and related grammar lessons.

Animal vocab

Author info

Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!

Laura K Lawless

Laura is a French expert and Kwiziq's Head of Quality Control. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, Italian, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Comments: 7

It would be really useful to be able to save these stories somewhere - perhaps be able to put a 'stories' folder in our notebook or dashboard. The translating tool is extreeeemely useful, thank you, and I understand why you want to use email for these things, but following the links back from emails is a bit of a pantomime. Really finding Kwiziq useful :D

Bonjour Stuart !

We're so happy you're enjoying our Reader tool :)
Regarding storing these articles, it's definitely one of our soon-to-be-released features: Stay tuned!

À bientôt !

Loved this article! Thank you

There are some really strange expressions in this story. Metaphors I think.

What a sweet little story how does one learn all those sayings!! Lifetime that-s the fun of it

Merci beaucoup à tous pour vos très gentils "feedbacks" !

I am very happy that you enjoyed this little story!

À bientôt !

Cette histoire est marrante et bien chiosie !