La maison de Colette

"Colette's house"
French B1 dictation exercise

Laurence enjoyed visiting the famous French writer's childhood house.

Click here to learn more about la maison de Colette.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "avoir l'occasion de", "natal/e", "une écrivaine", "bourgeois/e", "faire de [quelque chose][quelque chose]", "un personnage", "une œuvre", "avoir l'impression de", "vivant/e", "donner envie à [quelqu'un] de [faire]", "relire [quelqu'un]", "une pionnière", "l'émancipation".

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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