Authentic French Listening Resources: MP3s, Transcripts, and Exercises

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Authentic French mp3s, transcripts, and exercises

 

How to introduce yourself in French

se présenter / introduce yourself

Liliane se présente (0:23)

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Describing Physical Appearance in French

l'apparence physique / physical appearance

un copain à moi (0:54)

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Describing personality in French

le caractère / personality

une jeune fille très heureuse (1:41)

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Talking about your schedule in French

l'heure et la date / time and date

l'emploi du temps (0:41)

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l'emploi du temps 2 (3:40)

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Talking on the phone in French

le téléphone / telephone

un message (0:16)

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un message 2 (0:36)

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Climate in French

le climat / climate

dans les Alpes (1:24)

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Sports in French

les sports / sports

la pétanque (2:34)

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Work in French

le travail / work

carrossier (0:55)

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vendeur (1:43)

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Money in French

l'argent / money

l'euro & le franc 1:09)

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Shopping in French

le shopping / shopping

les soldes (1:20)

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Media in French

les médias / media

les séries à la télé (1:28)

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le film Mon Idole (1:15)

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Health in French

la santé / health

le système de santé (2:37)

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Civil Servants and Strikes in French

les fonctionnaires et les grèves / civil servants and strikes

les concours (1:42)

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la réforme des retraites (2:21)

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French Expats

les expatriés / expats

un français au Québec (2:25)

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Conditional Mood

le conditionnel / the conditional

si tu gagnais au loto (2:29)

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Talking about your family in French

la famille / family

ma famille (1:16)

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Talking about your daily routine in French

la routine quotidienne / daily routine

ma journée (1:04)

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les tâches ménagères (1:43)

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Meals in French

les repas / meals

le petit déjeuner (2:27)

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Housing in French

le logement / housing

décrire son appartement (1:22)

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les maisons en France (3:49)

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Food in French

la nourriture / food

la cuisine française (1:19)

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la vente de l'alcool (0:59)

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The city in French

la ville / the city

Annecy en Haute-Savoie (3:20)

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Transportation in French

les transports / transportation

prendre le train (0:40)

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SNCF

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Stores and shops in French

les magasins / stores

à la boulangerie (0:41)

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The Countryside in French

la campagne / countryside

la Savoie vs. la Provence (2:40)

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Animals in French

les animaux / animals

chat ou chien ? (0:36)

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Education in France

l'éducation / education

le système scolaire en France (1:30)

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Civil Status in French

l'état civil / civil status

le PACS (3:48)

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Talking about vacation in French

les vacances / vacation

mes meilleures vacances (1:09)

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le tour du monde (0:31)

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Air France (0:14)

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Parties and holidays in French

les fêtes / holidays

Noël en France (1:45)

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le 14 juillet (0:59)

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Geography of France in French

la géographie / geography

les DOM-TOMs (1:26)

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Thanks to dot59, jpljpl, Lancelot, and bbernrd at Rhinospike.com for helping with transcriptions!


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