Listening Exercises with Need For Speed Payback – Casual French and slang #2 (Mini)

▶ Vocabulary related to cars, driving and competition, casual French and slang, French to tease friends
🖊 Discriminative Listening
⏰10 minutes

About the game
Need For Speed Payback is a racing game with open-world elements, set in a fictional version of Las Vegas. Although the game itself received mixed ratings, French dubs are top-notch!
Year 2017
Developper Electronic Arts/Ghost Games (Sweden)
ESRB T (North America: 13yo+) PEGI 12  (Europe: 12yo+ )
Platforms PS4, X Box One, Windows PC.

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Questions
  3. Answers and translation – PAGE 2

Video

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

Questions

Without pausing the video during the race, correctly number the sentences from 1 to 18 (there is 1 sentence too many).
Consider reading the sentences before viewing the race! It goes fast!

Ah ouais !
Boom ! Tu t’es cru dans une auto-tamponneuse ?
C’est maintenant ou jamais !
C’est parti !
Ça va. Ça va, ça va…
Et me voilà premier !
Hé, vous roupillez ou quoi ?
Je t’aurai !
Je… ça va. J’ai bien fait de mettre ma ceinture !
Les gars, vous avez aucune chance !
OK, ça a frotté, mais c’est passé.
Prems !
Prépare-toi, je suis chaud bouillant, là !
Presque, presque…
Quelle bande de dingues !
Tranquille ! Voilà, premier !
Tu rêves !
Vous allez pas y arriver, les gars !
Vous m’aurez pas !

Check the correct answers on page 2 !

Listening Exercises With Need For Speed Payback – Casual French and Slang #1

▶ Vocabulary related to cars, driving and competition, casual French and slang, French to tease your friends
🖊 Comprehension Listening / Discriminative Listening
⏰ 30 minutes

About the game
Need For Speed Payback is a racing game with open-world elements, set in a fictional version of Las Vegas. Although the game itself received mixed ratings, French dubs are top-notch!
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 The Witcher 3: Administrative Formalities

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

About the game
The Witcher 3, from Polish studio CD Projekt RED, has been voted 251 times « Video Game of the Year 2015 » . Its graphics, scenario, music and gameplay are all exceptional. However, as it contains scenes of violence and nudity, as well as vulgar language, it is intended for an adult audience. That hasn’t stopped the game from selling more than 30 million copies worldwide.
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

Some vocabulary of the extracts:

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 !