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Spooky French-English Short Story: Le Chat Noir

It’s almost Halloween again. When this time of the year rolls in, people around the world share spooky stories or watch horror films. This year, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! 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, […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #8

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(© Beto Barata de l’Agence France Presse (© AFP PHOTO). Instructions Step 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 […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #7

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    (© Jung Yeon-Je / AFP). Instructions Step 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 […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #6

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    (© © J. Squire / Getty Images North America / AFP).) Instructions Step 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 […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #5

  (© Alain Jocard / AFP) Instructions Step 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 […]

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French Listening Exercise: Dictation for Beginners #4

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© Nasa. Instructions Step 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 #3

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© Christophe Suarez / AFP. Step 1: Listen one time. Do not write anything yet. Step 2: Listen again. Write what you hear, but take a pause. Step 3: Hear it again in normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written. Step 4: Check the answer and compare.   Disclaimer. This text was taken from […]

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French Dictation for Beginners #2

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© Mandy Cheng / AFP).   Instructions Step 1: Listen one time. Do not write anything yet. Step 2: Listen again. Write what you hear, but take a pause. Step 3: Hear it again in normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written. Step 4: Check the answer and compare.  Disclaimer.This text is from unjouruneactu.com. […]

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French Dictation for Beginner #1

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© Patrick Kovarik / AFP).   Instructions Step 1: Listen one time. Do not write anything yet. Step 2: Listen again. Write what you hear, but take a pause. Step 3: Hear it again in normal speed. Make corrections to what you have written. Step 4: Check the answer and compare.   Disclaimer. I take […]

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