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Spooky French-English Short Story: Le Chat Noir

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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

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  (© 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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