Les origines de la Saint-Sylvestre

"Saint Sylvester's Day's origins"
French C1 dictation exercise

Why is December 31st Saint Sylvester's Day in the calendar?

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "avoir un rapport avec", "le solstice d'hiver", "païen/ne", "les Saturnales (Rome antique)", "nier", "une basilique", "avancer (une théorie)", "évoquer", "une symbolique".

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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