Listening Exercises With Assassin’s Creed Unity #1 Le credo de l’assassin

💪 Hearing skill, pronoun « en », prefix « re », prepositions
🖊 Comprehension Listening, Discriminative Listening
⏰ 10 minutes

Game Assassin’s Creed Unity
Year
2014
Developer
Ubisoft
ESRB
18
Platforms
PS4, X Box One, Windows PC

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Questions
  3. Transcript – PAGE 2
  4. Answers – PAGE 3

Video

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Important characters

Monsieur de la Serre (dead)
Arno’s father (dead)

Arno Dorian
the Order of the Assassins (la confrérie des assassins)

Questions

1. Why does Arno want to enter the Order of the Assassins?

a) for money
b) for liberty, equality and fraternity
c) to get help for his vandetta

2. How many pronouns « en » do you count in the extract?

3. List the 4 verbs that begin with the prefix re- or r-.

The prefix « re- » or « r- » marks a repetition or a resumption (redire, refaire, recommencer). It has the meaning of a return (rentrer, revenir, raccommoder), a backwards motion (reculer), or an action against something (repousser, rejeter).

4. Complete the Assassin’s creed with the missing vowels (1 line = 1 letter)

  1. T_ l_m_ _p_rgn_r_ l_ ch_ _r d_ l’_nn_c_nt.
  2. T_ t_ c_ch_r_s _ _ c_ _r d_ l_ f_ _le.
  3. T_ n_ m_ttr_s j_m_ _s _n d_ng_r l_ c_nfr_r_ _.

5. Refer to the extract and fill in the blanks with the correct preposition:

  1. Emma a créé sa propre entreprise. Elle en avait assez ____ travailler sous les ordres de quelqu’un.
  2. « Julien veut te voir. Il tient ___ s’excuser personnellement pour ce qu’il a fait. »
  3. « Je le connais bien. C’est un homme honnête. Je réponds ___ son innocence. »
  4. « Mes valises sont prêtes. Je suis prêt __ partir. »
  5. « Voici un cadeau. C’est ma manière ___ te dire merci. »

If you have a hard time answering the questions, check the transcript on page 2 and try again! You’ll find the answers on page 3!
Do you have any question about the French used in the extract? Feel free to ask in the comments!

Listening Exercises With Tomb Raider #1 The Ancient Mayan Prophecy

💪 Dictation practice, basic verbs, nominalization
🖊 Complete the transcript, Find the synonyms, exercise
⏰ 20 minutes

Game Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Year
2018
Developer
Eidos Montréal / Square Enix
ESRB
M (17+)
Platforms
PS4, X Box One, Windows PC, Stadia

Summary

  1. Video
  2. Listening Exercises
  3. Help – PAGE 2
  4. Answers – PAGE 3

Video

Consider printing the PDF with the questions or the webpage before watching the video!

Listening Exercises

1. Complete the transcript below with the missing verbs

(Lara Croft) Jonah …

(Jonah) Oui, je ______ là.

(Lara) Jonah, il y _____ une fresque ici. On ______ une boîte. L’inscription ______ : « la boîte d’argent d’Ix Chel ». C’______ sûrement ça dans la cité perdue. C’______ une légende Maya. Elle _____ que la boîte _____________ le dieu Kukulkan.

(Jonah) Le Dieu de la création. C’______ ça que ____________ les Trinitaires ?

(Lara) _________, c’_______ pas fini. On _________ une série de cataclysmes : un tsunami, une tempête, un séisme, l’éruption d’un volcan.

(Jonah) Sympa, le Dieu de la création…

(Lara) Oui, mais chez les Mayas, Kukulkan ___________ le dieu de la création et de la destruction.
On ___________ la constellation de l’Hydre, mais les étoiles _____________ l’air mal alignées.
Jonah, j’____________ une dague. Il y ___ une inscription. La clé du cœur d’Ix Chel __________ la purification. On ne ___________ pas _____________ les Trinitaires.

(Jonah) Ouais, on ________________. Merde ! Lara ! Il y _____ des Trinitaires qui ___________ vers toi !

[Lara prend la dague et les murs se mettent à trembler]

(Lara) Qu’est-ce que j’__________… Merde ! Jonah, ___________ pas là, _______________.

(Jonah) Oh non, tu l’________________, c’____________ ça ?

(Lara) Vite !

2. In the conversation, which are the words synonymous with the expressions below?

  1. une grande catastrophe naturelle
  2. un ras de marée
  3. un ouragan
  4. un tremblement de terre

3. What are the nouns derived from the verbs below (they appear in the conversation)?

  1. créer
  2. détruire
  3. inscrire
  4. consteller
  5. purifier

4. Do you know the nouns derived from the verbs below?

  1. prendre
  2. réfléchir
  3. venir
  4. chercher
  5. trouver
  6. attendre
  7. remonter
  8. invoquer
  9. offrir
  10. pouvoir

Need help? Look at the list of the missing verbs on page 2 and try again! You can also check the answers on page 3.

Listening Exercises with Need For Speed Payback – #2 Mini

💪 Vocabulary related to driving and competition, casual French and slang, French to tease friends
🖊 Find the correct order
⏰10 minutes

Game Need For Speed Payback
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 – #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)

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 !