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French Silent Letters: A Quick Guide

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Have you ever looked at a word in French after pronouncing it and thought: “that’s a lot of letters for such a short word”? You are not alone. That’s why we need to discuss French silent letters! All French school children must suffer through a dreaded exercise: la dictée as they learn to spell their language […]

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10 Best French Documentary Films of All Time

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Documentary films have long been popular in France. Since the first movies shot by the Lumière brothers, like Sortie de l’usine Lumière à Lyon (1895), there has been a steady stream of high-quality French documentaries.  If you are ready to deepen your knowledge of the French language and your favorite subject, we gathered a list of […]

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The Ultimate Guide to French Regional Accents

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If you have ever traveled in France outside of Paris or watched a movie set in province, you might have noticed that a lot of French speakers do not quite sound like what you are used to. France is home to dozens of different regional accents, each linked to the culture and history of the area […]

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Spooky French-English Short Story: Le Chat Noir

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 Looking for an outstanding piece of horror story to boggle your mind and pump up your adrenaline a little? I’m sharing with you a classic story by renowned author Edgar Allan Poe. The French version is translated by no less than Charles Baudelaire.  The language used here is a bit old; it was written in […]

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15 French Christmas Songs to Listen for Free

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It’s Christmas time once again…the most wonderful time of the year! When you’re curled up with a mug of delicious Chocolat chaud or relaxing in front of a crackling fire, wouldn’t it be lovely if you can play some French Christmas songs in the background?    Well, your wish is granted! Here is the perfect playlist […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #10

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(© Thomas Samson/AFP).This is an exercise that would help boost your listening skills in French. Make sure to sit down and have some writing materials ready!Instructions:Step 1: Listen to the audio. Do not write anything yet. Just listen to it first.Step 2: Listen to it again.Then this time, write down what you hear. Take some […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #9

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   (© Daniel Sannum Lauten  / AFP).This is an exercise that would help boost your listening skills in French. Make sure you’re comfortable and you have some writing materials ready!InstructionsStep 1: Listen to the audio. Do not write anything yet. Just listen to it first.Step 2: Listen to it again.Then this time, write down what […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #8

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(© Beto Barata de l’Agence France Presse (© AFP PHOTO).InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare.Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.    […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #7

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     (© Jung Yeon-Je / AFP).InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare. Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.   Do not hesitate to share […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #6

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     (© © J. Squire / Getty Images North America / AFP).)InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare. Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #5

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   (© Alain Jocard / AFP)InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare. Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.   Do not hesitate to share […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #4

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© Nasa.InstructionsStep 1: Listen one time. Do not write.Step 2: Listen again write what you hear in but make some pause.Step 3: Hear again at normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written.Step 4: Check the answer and compare.    Disclaimer. I take this text from unjouruneactu.com website.   Do not hesitate to share this page with […]

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