French A2 dictation exercise

Here's a quick biography of Marie-Antoinette, "last" queen of France (pre-French Revolution).

Note This biography uses the French historical present tense.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "épouser", "le roi/la reine", "le sacre", "une cathédrale", "un sujet (royal)", "avoir mauvaise réputation", "dépensier/ère", "une intrigue", "la Révolution", "encore plus", "impopulaire", "refuser de", "être emprisonné/e", "être guillotiné/e".

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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