Les Arènes d'Arles

"Arles's Amphitheatre"
French C1 dictation exercise

Learn about this fascinating ruin of the Roman era.

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Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "le Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO", "demeurer", "à ce jour", "la Camargue/camarguais.e", "un amphithéâtre", "Arles/arlésien.ne", "une bastide", "une forteresse", "doté.e de", "s'intégrer", "une chapelle", "l'impulsion de", "une expropriation", "aboutir", "un spectacle taurin", "valoir [un nom] à [quelque chose]", "une corrida", "une cocarde", "un gladiateur", "allier".

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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