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

French culture: the mutation of bistros
A2

French culture: the mutation of bistros

What is a "bistrotier"? Funny name! It's pure French culture... Curious? Quickly, turn over the page...

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Understanding a story: conflict between generations
A2

Understanding a story: conflict between generations

Does my mom understand me? Here is an online exercise on the relationship between the young people and their parents... What a program!!!

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Talking about one's habits, everyday life
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Talking about one's habits, everyday life

Talking about one's habits needs a specific vocabulary. Here is the daily life of a very French family, the Martins.

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Understanding an article: the kangaroo generation
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Understanding an article: the kangaroo generation

The kanagaroo generation, what a funny name! A comprehension exercise about young people not so young anymore that continue living at their parents' h...

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Understanding a Breton legend
B2

Understanding a Breton legend

Discover the story of fairies, of druids and of wizards in Brittany. A fabulous way to enter the regional culture of France!

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Understanding a film: The Artist
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Understanding a film: The Artist

Understanding a mute film! A challenge when learning a language, but don't forget we transmit 80% of our messages through body language!

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Dialogue in French: make some music!
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Dialogue in French: make some music!

Do you know "La fête de la musique" (Make music day), on the 21st of June, the summer solstice? What time does the party start back home?

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Understanding a literary excerpt: Le Petit Nicolas
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Understanding a literary excerpt: Le Petit Nicolas

Do you know le Petit Nicolas created by Sempé and Goscinny? He is a very popular little boy in France...

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Understanding a text: the night of the Césars
B1

Understanding a text: the night of the Césars

The cinema, the Oscars, the Césars, Cannes, La Croisette, the lights, the evenings... Quickly, to your screens!!!

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Understanding a friendly letter
B1

Understanding a friendly letter

Learning French while writing to a correspondent is not that difficult if you follow Nadine's advice!!

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Reading comprehension: First names in French
B1

Reading comprehension: First names in French

What is your first name? Does it have a specific meaning? Is it common where you're from? Is there a colour associate it?

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Understanding a text in French: the CAPES (Secondary school teaching diploma)
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Understanding a text in French: the CAPES (Secondary school teaching diploma)

How are the tests for the "CAPES" (Certificat d'aptitude au professorat de l'enseignement du second degré) in France ? It's long, it's difficult, it's...

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