Level B1 - French Music - Francis Cabrel

Practice French listening comprehension with a classic song: «Je t'aimais, je t'aime, je t'aimerai»

Level B1 - French Music - Listening Comprehension - Francis Cabrel

Listening to music in French has so many advantages when you are learning the language, and that’s true even if you are a beginner. Find a song you like and commit yourself to listening to it every day for a few weeks. Listen to it often, and this is very important...Sing along!

Here's a link to the song Je t'aimais, je t'aime, je t'aimerais on YouTube. I do not have permission to download this song and include it with this resource. This is a beautiful classic French song by Francis Cabrel. Cabrel is considered one the most influential French musical artists of all time.

STEP 1: Click on the link to access the song on YouTube

STEP 2: Download and print your listening comprehension activity. Listen carefully to the song, and fill in the blanks putting in the verb forms that have been left out. The infinitive form of the verbs is written in parentheses in case some of these are new to you or you can't understand what the singer is saying.

STEP 3: The lyrics are on the 3rd and 4th pages of the PDF. You can check your work by reading the French words.

What makes this an excellent activity?

In the beginning it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand much. How many songs do you listen to in your native language and you don’t understand exactly what they’re singing? As you sing along you’ll improve your pronunciation because you’ll imitate exactly what you hear.
As time goes on you will begin to understand more of what you’re singing, and especially if you have the lyrics to read as you sing along. You’ll find yourself grasping grammatical structures more clearly, and you’ll learn a ton of vocabulary.
This is a great song to practice many different ways to use French verbs. Pay close attention to the grammar and vocabulary and you will learn a lot from this song..

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Your Instructor


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 Listening Comprehension - Grammar and Music
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