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New listening resources based on Audio Lingua

Many of you may already be familiar with the excellent free site called Audio Lingua. The site is run by the Académie de Versailles in France and hosts a large range of short audio clips sent in by children and adults. Apart from French there are clips in German, Spanish, Italian and other languages. The quality of these mainly short recordings is variable, but generally good and the level of each recording is measured against the European framework.

I have started to produce worksheets based on French recordings, with Audio Lingua's permission. These will be primarily aimed at intermediate (GCSE) level, but some will be of A-level standard too.

These worksheets based on audio-only recordings will supplement my many worksheets based on video or the teacher's voice.

Below is a first example which I posted today. All worksheets posted on frenchteacher will have answers provided. I hope they will be a very useful supplement to any of your own recordings or textbook resources.

Des vacances à l’Ile de Ré  (1m 30)

Ecoutez Anna et Cassandre qui racontent leurs vacances.

A.        Cochez les phrases correctes

1.         Elles ont rejoint des membres de leur famille. 
2.         Elles ont passé deux semaines sur l’Ile de Ré.
3.         L’Ile de Ré se situe un peu en dessous de la Bretagne.
4.         Elles ont fait du surf, du vélo et du paddle.
5.         Le paddle est un sport nautique où on se met debout sur une planche.
6.         Elles n’ont pas fait de randonnée.
7.         Elles ne sont jamais restées seules à la maison.
8.         Les parents sont allés quelquefois seuls au restaurant.
9.         Elles ont rencontré d’autres personnes de leur âge.
10.       Une des filles a dit qu’elle n’aimait pas trop la plage.

B.        Ecoutez encore une fois la conversation. Faites une liste en français                 de SIX activités qu’Anna et Cassandra ont faites.
C.        Répondez en français

1.         Combien de temps est-ce qu’elles ont passé à l’Ile de Ré ? 
2.         Où se trouve l’Ile de Ré ? 
3.         Quels sports est-ce qu’elles on pratiqués ? 
4.         Est-ce qu’elles sont sorties tous les jours ?
5.         Qui est-ce qu’elles ont rencontré ?

D.        Translate these words or phrases you heard

rejoindre -    là-bas -    en dessous de -   sport nautique -   planche -     pagaie - 
debout -     pagayer -    également -     on s’est amusées -  bronzer -  durant - 


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