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La poubelle en France

"The garbage can in France"
French B1 dictation exercise

Find out how the French "poubelle" came to be.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "une poubelle", "un.e drôle de + [noun]", "alors", "un préfet", "un propriétaire immobilier", "fournir", "un récipient", "le fer blanc", "un locataire", "des ordures/des déchets", "ramasser", "à l'époque", "pourrir", "provoquer", "immonde", "au début", "une mesure", "se moquer de", "nommer".

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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