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

Reading comprehension exercise: the end of the year or the end of the century?
B1

Reading comprehension exercise: the end of the year or the end of the century?

The end of the year 1998 in France... Soon, the 20th century will die but some dispute the start date of the third millennium!!!

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Reading comprehension exercise : a visit to the snow
B1

Reading comprehension exercise : a visit to the snow

Review the present subjunctive mood on the ski slopes, that's what's brought to you here by Bonjour de France. Quickly, put on your snow suit and skis...

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Understanding the news: retirement in danger
B1

Understanding the news: retirement in danger

Logical articulators and the subject of retirement mix well together in this exercise that inserts itself in the reality of the 21st century...

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Reading comprehension: waking up in a good mood
B1

Reading comprehension: waking up in a good mood

Are you in a good mood this morning? No? Then quickly do the following exercise, it will explain what to do...

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French exercise: the (in)tolerable cellphones
B1

French exercise: the (in)tolerable cellphones

Put your cellphones away to do this exercise and then take them out again to share the link with your friends!! Let's get started...

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Understanding a story: Madame Irma
B1

Understanding a story: Madame Irma

A mayor, a town, black cats, meals with thirteen guests, a psychic! And here's the story... Quickly, to your keyboards!!!

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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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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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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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Reading comprehension: Christmas and the New Year in France
B1

Reading comprehension: Christmas and the New Year in France

Do you eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight on the evening of New Year's Eve, before wishing everyone a Happy New Year?

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