Since the 1990 spelling reforms we should be allowed to write "s'il vous plaît" with or without the little hat (circonflexe) on the "ï", but this exercise doesn't allow us the option of leaving it off (in either of the 2 sentences where it occurred).
Also (and this is even more minor) the "hint" gave us the wrong spelling of "Guinness", although it was then correct in the actual answer.
Dictation exercise A1
Thank for pointing out this typo. 'Guinness' is indeed the correct spelling. It has now been corrected.
As for the circumflex accent, you are right that both spellings are correct. As long as you can see a 'Well done' message displayed on your screen once you've submitted your answer, it means that your answer is correct (even if it is displays the letter 'i' in blue with the circumflex accent - a red letter with a red line across would definitely mean a wrong answer).
I hope this is helpful.
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Thanks Céline, but I am pretty sure that the program doesn’t work that way. Whether a correction is in red or blue is not at all a reliable indicator of the severity of the errors we make, and as far as the “Well done” message meaning our answer is correct, that isn’t the case at all. In fact we can type in “n’importe quoi” as our answer and we will still be rewarded with a “Well done”! (Yes, I have tested that haha)
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