Au revoir la plage (B1)
French dictation exercise

Bye bye Beach

Say farewell to summer with this text inspired by Brigitte Bardot's famous song "La Madrague".

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"abandonné/e", "s'en aller", "les coquillages", "les crustacés", "bien seul/e/s", "ranger", "à reculons", "emmener vers", "la brûlure", "le mistral", "une chevelure ébouriffée", "garder", "le chagrin", "jusqu'à", "ensoleillé/e", "faire la fête à [quelqu'un]".

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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