Comprehension

FLE exercises

Bonjour de France offers various news documents (authentic and didactic) in written and recorded formats, a number of exercises to help improve your understanding of French, and tools for self-assessment. Feel free to test your knowledge!

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Comprehension exercises

Understanding a survey on hobbies of the French
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Understanding a survey on hobbies of the French

Have you ever had to answer a survey in French? Train yourself with l'I.N.S.E.E. (l'Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques), fi...

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Reading exercise: the futur tense
A2

Reading exercise: the futur tense

The society of tomorrow, an ideal society where the future would be too simple and therefore boring? If you are curious, turn over the page!!!

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Reading comprehension exercise: the words of a French child
B1

Reading comprehension exercise: the words of a French child

The words of a child, they're always cute!!! Ludovic confuses "gros mots" (swear words) and "grumeaux" (lumps), quickly, read this story!!!

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The art and manner of speaking French
A2

The art and manner of speaking French

Practicing the "language of Molière", do you find that difficult? Bonjour de France gives you some advice to make the task easier...

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Reading comprehension exercise: football
A2

Reading comprehension exercise: football

The 1998 Football World Cup was a huge moment for the French!!! The victory brought all the French communities together!!l

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Understanding an article in French: a dinner between neighbours
A2

Understanding an article in French: a dinner between neighbours

In France, the number of dinners between neighbours has multiplied over the last few years. Is this the case where you are from?

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Understanding a story: the village of a thousand colours
B1

Understanding a story: the village of a thousand colours

Bonjour de France tells you the "funny" story of a little village in Provence and its thousand colours...

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Reading comprehension exercise: the spring of Fashion Designers in Paris
A2

Reading comprehension exercise: the spring of Fashion Designers in Paris

Bonjour de France invites you to see the spring-summer collections of fashion designers in Paris. Are you ready?

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Understanding a dialog: a visit to the Matisse museum
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Understanding a dialog: a visit to the Matisse museum

Do you like museums? Meet up at the Matisse museum in Nice where Pierre, Marie and Helen are about to go inside...

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French article: the single life
A2

French article: the single life

Understanding "the single life" but not alone! The women's movement, a social phenomenon that spread around the world!!!

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French civilization: Notre-Dame of Paris
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French civilization: Notre-Dame of Paris

Do you know Notre-Dame of Paris? Its construction began in 1162, it was completed 1260 and it has since undergone continuous restoration.

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French exercise: love, what is it?
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French exercise: love, what is it?

In love the reputation of the French is already established!!! But, is it still a reality? Like the English say, that is the question!!!

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