Listening Exercises With King’s Quest #1 – French Most Important Past Tenses

💪 Master the common tenses for storytelling, dictation practice
🖊 Complete the transcript, Comprehension Listening
⏰ 30 minutes

The game King’s Quest (remake)
Year 2015-2016
Developper Sierra / The Odd Gentleman (US)
ESRB E (10 yo+) PEGI 12 yo+
Platforms PC, PS3, PS4, X Box 360, XBox One

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Questions and exercises
  3. Help – PAGE 2
  4. Full transcript and answers – PAGE 3

Video

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Questions and Exercises

Extract 1

  1. Watch extract 1 and complete the transcript with the missing verbs (all in past tenses: compound past, imperfect or pluperfect) and nouns:

(Graham)
Je n’_________ plus _________ là depuis des années, mais il ne _______ nulle part où aller…
Ce n’_______ pas le _________ que je __________.
Ce n’________ pas comme dans mes _______________ mais ça ________ assez proche.

Deux mécanismes bizarres _________ le ____________ perdu. Je __________ en actionner un et voir ce qui se passerait (conditionnel).

Des seaux, des tonneaux, des barattes et des lits ____________ les moindres recoins. C’_________ si familier.
Le lit __________ très confortable mais je ne ___________ pas rester sous la ____________ !

(Gwendoline)
Attends, attends ! Une petite minute grand-père ! Je me souviens pas de ce passage. Des lits suspendus à des stalactites ?

(Graham)
On y vient Gwendoline, ne t’en fais pas. On ne manquera aucun détail de l’________________. Où en ________-je… Ah ! Oui, tandis que je me ______________ un passage dans le lit de la __________ de lits, j’________ peur de deviner la source de ce vent assourdissant.

Sous un amas gigantesque de __________ et de griffes ______________…

(Gwendoline)
Le ___________ légendaire !

(Graham)
Oh, alors tu te rappelles ce bout de l’______________ ?

(Gwendoline)
Ben, les dragons, c’est ce que je préfère.

(Graham)
Tu veux raconter toi-même ?

(Gwendoline)
Oui ! Le roi Édouard m’___________, moi, le plus grand ___________ de Daventry, pour retrouver son ___________ perdu. Un colossal et terrifiant dragon, c’_________ l’ultime obstacle avant… avant…

(Graham)
Ha ha ha ! Avant d’obtenir un ___________brillant, pour ma collection !

  1. Is it the first time old King Graham tells that story to his granddaughter?
  2. What does Gwendoline say in order to interrupt the king’s storytelling?
  3. What does the king say just before he actually resumes his story?
  4. What is the treasure the adventurer is looking for?
  5. Find in the extract an expression that is synonymous with « un colossal et terrifiant dragon ».
  6. Which term does the king use instead of « crown » when talking about what he’ll obtain after his adventure with the dragon?

Extract 2

  1. Watch extract 2 and complete the transcript with the missing verbs (all in past tenses: compound past, imperfect or pluperfect) and nouns:

(Graham)
Mes mains ________ et j’___________ à peine à tenir la __________ mais avec ce qu’il me _________ de forces, je me _________ hors du puits et _____________ au _____________. Depuis qu’il _____________, le miroir magique nous __________ de bien des dangers. Il _____________ notre famille et il m’_________________ à retirer un nombre incalculable de ______________ de ma ____________.

(Gwendoline)
Oui, oui, oui, et le roi Édouard _____________ si fier de te voir rapporter son trésor perdu qu’il t’___________ roi. Tout le monde connaît l’histoire. Maintenant, on peut revenir au dragon ?

(Graham)
Gwendoline, il y a des choses bien plus importantes que les dragons ! J’espère qu’on se souviendra de ce chapeau pour tout ce qu’il ________________ d’accomplir. Sous ses coutures se cachent de nombreuses ______________.

  1. In the King’s Quest fictional world, is the adventure of the king famous or not ?
  2. In the following sentences, which has the speaker’s point of view placed in the past (at the time of the events) and which has it placed after the events (in this case the fiction’s present)?
    a) Je me hissais hors du puits et retournait au château.
    b) Le miroir magique nous a prévenu de bien des dangers.

Exercises

  1. Your point of view is during the past event. Write the correct form of the verb:
    L’aventurier (se battre)__________ avec un dragon.
  2. Your point of view is after the event. Write the correct form of the verb:
    L’aventurier (gagner) _____________ contre le dragon.
  3. Complete the table with all the following forms of the verbs (with « je » only):
verbpassé composéimparfait
être
avoir
faire
manger
commencer
prendre
perdre
voir
pouvoir
devoir
connaître
aller

If you’re stuck somewhere, look at the help on page 2 and try to find the answer. After that, check the full transcript and correct answers on page 3 !

Listening Exercises With Need For Speed Payback – #1 C’est l’heure de frimer !

💪 Vocabulary related to driving and competition, casual French and slang, French to tease your friends
🖊 Comprehension Listening, find the correct order
⏰ 30 minutes

Game Need For Speed Payback
Year 2017
Developper Electronic Arts/Ghost Games (Sweden)
ESRB T (North America: 13yo+)
Platforms PS4, X Box One, Windows PC.

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Questions
  3. Extracts transcript (dialogues) – PAGE 2
  4. Answers – PAGE 3

Video

In the video, you’ll find the extracts to test your skills and level up your French! Consider printing the PDF and checking the questions before watching the extracts!

Questions

Main Characters
Sean McAlister
Tyler Morgan
Jessica Miller

Extract 1 – Dialogue

  1. Who is the phonecall from?
    a) Jessica Miller
    b) Marcus Weir
    c) Tyler Morgan
  2. How long has it been since the two people speaking last met or talked?
    ………………………………………………………………………………………….
  3. Do they have a good relationship?
    Oui / Non
  4. What is the purpose of the phonecall?
    a) Asking to marry Mac.
    b) Asking Mac about a job.
    c) A problem with money.
  5. What is Mac’s answer?
    a) He declines.
    b) He accepts reluctantly.
    c) He accepts cheerfully.
  6. Another person’s name is heard in the dialogue. Who is it?
    a) Ty
    b) Jess
    c) Le Flambeur
  7. What’s the occupation of HashTiger, the man feeling sick?
    a) Driver
    b) Car designer
    c) Internet celebrity

Extract 2 – Race 1

Without pausing the video during the race,correctly number the sentences from 1 to 13 (there’s 1 sentence too many) and cross out the contracted vowel (élision).
(Ex: je suis → J’ suis)
Consider reading the sentences before viewing the race! It goes fast!

Allez, c’est parti !
Allez, on se concentre !
Allez, on s’y met.
C’est l’heure de frimer !
Décollage !
Il faut que j’accélère si je veux gagner, là !
Il faut s’y mettre, là !
Je suis chaud !
Je vais passer en tête, merci !
Je vais y arriver !
OK, je peux le faire !
Oups ! Désolé ! Personne n’a vu, j’espère.
Plus vite !
Voyons à combien je peux monter.

Extract 3 – Race 2

Without pausing the video during the race, correctly number the sentences from 1 to 13 (there’s 1 sentence too many) and cross out the contracted vowel (élision).
(Ex: je suis → J’suis)
Consider reading the sentences before viewing the race! It goes fast!

C’est bientôt la fin !
C’est maintenant ou jamais ! Oui !
Ça va ! Ça va, ça va ! J’ai bien fait de mettre ma ceinture !
En route vers la victoire !
Et maintenant, vous allez tous pleurer !
Et me voilà premier !
Le chrono défile, plus vite !
Mais regarde où tu vas !
Oui !
Presque, presque !
Réglo ou pas je passe, j’arrête d’être gentil !
Vas-y, fais une seule erreur !
Vous avez aucune chance !
Vous m’aurez pas !

Question about the drivers in race 1 and race 2:

Who has an optimistic personality, Mac (race 1) or Tyler (race 2)?

Did you answer all the questions ? If you’re stuck somewhere, look at the transcript on page 2 and try to find the answer. After that, check the correct answers on page 3 !

Listening Exercises with Monster Hunter World – To Banquet!

💪 Give a command or express an intention to do something, casual French for partying
🖊 Comprehension Listening
⏰ 30 minutes

The game Monster Hunter World
Year 2018/2019
Developper Capcom (Japan)
ESRB T (North America: 13yo+)
Platforms PS4, X Box One, Windows PC.

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Questions
  3. Extracts transcript (dialogues) – PAGE 2
  4. Answers – PAGE 3

Video

In the video, you’ll find the extracts to test your skills and level up your French! Consider printing the PDF and checking the questions before watching the video!

Questions

Main Characters
Le Commandant
L’assistante
Le Voyageur

Extract 1

  1. When he congratulates the members of the Research Commission, The Commandant doesn’t say directly « Je vous félicite pour vos vaillants efforts », but:
    ……………………………………….. vous féliciter pour vos vaillants efforts.
  2. Does the Handler (l’assistante) regret her decision to participate in the Research Commission? Oui / Non
  3. The Seeker (le Voyageur) praises the people in the Commission. Why?
    a) Because all members of the commission work on their own.
    b) Because the members form a homogenous group.
    c) Because although motivated by individual interests, the members manage to work as a group when necessary.
  4. Write the 3 adjectives the Seeker uses to characterize the Commission members.
  5. What was the main objective of the Commission in the New World?
  6. When asking if the Commission members would be OK to stay in the New World, The Commandant doesn’t say directly « Nous vous proposons de continuer vos travaux. », but:
    ……………………………………….. vous proposer de continuer vos travaux.
  7. Now the mission is completed, and the Commander proposes to the members of the Research Commission to leave and return, or to stay. What does he think they will do?
    a) Leave.
    b) Stay.
  8. How do the members react? Will they leave or stay?
    a) They want to leave the place.
    b) They are determined to stay in the New World.
    c) They hesitate between staying and leaving.

Extract 2

  1. The Nergigante is a monster that appeared to protect Nature’s equilibrium. Vrai / Faux
  2. Hunters’ activities put Nature’s equilibrium in danger. Vrai / Faux
  3. Write in the correct order all the sentences that express a command, an order, an invitation to do something or an intention to do something. Hints are given in brackets.
    a) (“Nous” + present tense)
    b) (starts with an adverb)
    c) (starts with a preposition)
    d) (que + subjunctive)
    e) (a noun)
    f) (imperative mood)
    g) (“On” + near future tense)
    h) (expression that express injunction)
    i) (noun group without verb)
    j) (interjection)
    k) (starts with a preposition)
    l) (imperative mood)
    m) (a noun – second time)

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Listening Exercises with The Witcher 3: Administrative Formalities

💪 Learn vocabulary for administrative formalities/procedures, casual French
🖊 Comprehension Listening
⏰ 30 minutes

The game The Witcher 3
Year 2015/2016
Developper CD Projekt RED (Poland)
ESRB M (North America: 17yo+)
Platforms PC, PS4, XBox One, Switch

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Questions
  3. Dialogues transcript (extracts) – PAGE 2
  4. Answers – PAGE 3

Video

In the video, you’ll find the extracts to test your skills and exercise your French! Consider printing the PDF and checking the questions before watching the video!


Questions

Extract 1

  1. What is the opposite of « exact »?
  2. What is the opposite of « vraisemblable »?
  3. What does Geralt need to reactivate his bank account?

Extract 2

  1. Find an expression in the dialogue that is synonymous with « Comment puis-je vous servir ? » (extrait 1)
  2. To get the necessary document, did Geralt go to the right counter? Oui / Non

Extract 3

  1. To get the necessary document, did Geralt go to the right counter this time? Oui / Non
  2. To obtain the first document, which new document does Geralt have to get?

Extract 4

  1. What are the bank tellers talking about ?
    a) Elles parlent de la mode passée.
    b) Elles parlent de la mode à venir.
    c) Elles disent que Geralt n’est pas à la mode.
  2. Who is Geralt looking for ?
  3. What happened in this extract ? Choose the best summary.
    a) La femme que cherche Geralt n’est pas là et il repart.
    b) La femme que cherche Geralt est là mais ne veut pas lui parler.
    c) La femme que cherche Geralt est là mais il ne la voit pas.

Extract 5

  1. Find in the dialogue a synonym of « manifestement » (extrait 1).
  2. What does « c’est un jeu d’enfant(s) » mean?
    a) C’est un jeu uniquement pour les enfants.
    b) C’est une tâche facile.
    c) C’est un jeu facile à comprendre.
  3. In Cianfanelli Bank, which document is the hardest to get ?

Extract 6

  1. What does « rien ne marche » mean?
    a) Personne ne bouge.
    b) Tout échoue.
    c) Tout fonctionne.
  2. To get the necessary document, what does Geralt have to show?
    Il doit faire preuve d’………………………
  3. How does he need to behave ? Il doit être……………………

All the extracts (extract 1 to 6)

  1. Complete Cianfanelli Bank slogans:
    a) Le client est ………… et nous veillons sur ………………………. comme si c’était ……………………
    b) ………. intérêts sont ……….. intérêts et le client a …………………………………

Did you answer all the questions ? If you’re stuck somewhere, look at the transcript on page 2 and try to find the answer. After that, check the correct answers on page 3 !