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La première astronome

"The first woman astronomer"
French A2 dictation exercise

Edmée Chandon, first French female astronomist, tells us about herself.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "les mathématiques", "la physique", "intégrer (institution)", "stagiaire", "aide astronome", "docteur ès sciences mathématiques", "prendre sa retraite", "un ouvrage de référence", "être connu/e", "dans le monde entier".

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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