Level A1 - French Dictée - Avantages et Inconvénients

French dictation exercise of 60-100 words

French Dictation Exercise - Dictée - Avantages et Inconvénients

This is a beginner level dictée with the following theme: Avantages et Inconvénients

Six sentences are included, the vocabulary theme is vivre à la campagne, and the grammar is basic. The following verbs are used in the present tense: être, pouvoir, habiter, falloir. The following infinitives are used: profiter, se déplacer. Il y a is used both affirmatively and with negation.

➯ Video presentation of the dictée. Watch me and listen as I read each sentence two times slowly enough to understand and write at the same time. Many non-natives find it makes the listening comprehension part of dictation exercises more manageable to see the speaker's mouth. Once I've finished reading the dictation, I will present each written sentence in French along with the English translation. Once we've gone through all of the sentences and you have checked your work, I will present the complete text in paragraph form on the screen. At that time, we can slowly read through the complete text together so they can see how the separate sentences actually form a short story.
➯ Audio presentation of the dictée.. Listen as I read each sentence two times slowly enough to understand and write at the same time. This version of the exercise will be more challenging as you will not see the speaker's mouth.
➯ PDF of the numbered sentences in the dictée and the English translation.
➯ Numbered response sheet. This is located on page 2 of the PDF.

This lesson is included in my money saving FRENCH PROGRAM FOR SELF-LEARNERS.

"Dictation is the transcription of spoken text: one person who is "dictating" speaks and another who is "taking dictation" writes down the words as they are spoken. Among speakers of several languages, dictation is used as a test of language skill, similar to spelling bees in the English-speaking world."

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Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before completing an MA degree in French literature and language. While living in the US, she taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men.

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  French dictée - Level A1
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