Listening Exercises With Broken Sword 5 #2 La résurrection d’Henri

💪 Understand a situation, vocabulary of cosmetics
🖊 Comprehension Listening
⏰ 20 minutes

Game Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse
Year
2013/2014
Dev
eloper
Revolution Software
ESRB
T  ( Teens)
Platforms
Windows, Mac, PS4, X Box One, PS Vita, Switch, iOS, Android

Summary

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

Video

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Questions

  1. What is George looking for?
    a) the key of Henri’s appartement
    b) the key of Henri’s safe
    c) the key of the toilets
  2. Bijou wants only one thing. What is it?
    a) a new dog
    b) to dance with someone
    c) to dance with Henri
  3. The only person Bijou will give the safe’s key is…
    a) George
    b) Nico
    c) dead
  4. What does George do to get the key kept by Bijou?
    a) He seduces Bijou
    b) He threatens Bijou
    c) He pretends to be Henri
  5. Connect each object George uses to disguise himself with the place he uses it, and cross out the items he doesn’t use.
itemsplaces
ex : une bande de cire→ le chien empaillé
des poils de chien dans la cire
du fard à paupières
une brosse à cheveux
une fleur de jasmin blanc
les lunettes d’Henri
un coton-tige
le parfum « Bret » d’Henri
du vernis à ongles
le parfum de Bijou

 
dans la boutonnière de sa veste
ses cheveux
devant ses yeux
sur sa bouche
sur son cou

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 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

Consider printing the PDF or the webpage before watching the extract!

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 Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune #1 Pirates en vue !

💪 Personal pronoun « on », understand a situation, hearing skill
🖊 Discrimitative Listening, Comprehension Listening
⏰ 20 minutes

Game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune remastered
Year
2015
Developer
Naughty Dog/Sony
ESRB
T  (teens)
Platform
PS4 (original: PS3, 2007)

Summary

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

Video

Vous trouverez l’extrait dans la vidéo ci-dessous. Je vous recommande d’imprimer le PDF ou cette page avant de commencer !

Questions

  1. How many times does the personal pronoun « on » appear in the extract?
  2. For each appearance, say if « on » means « people in general » (indefinite persons) or « we » (« us », Nathan and Elena).
  3. What is the relation between Nathan (the protagonist) and Sir Francis Drake, the legendary pirate?
  4. When has Sir Francis Drake’s coffin been thrown into the sea?
  5. Who funded Nathan’s expedition?
  6. In the extract, which problematic situation happens?
  7. Why don’t Nathan and Elena call the sea police for help?
  8. With the help of the dialogue, complete the sentences below with the correct prepositions:
    a) William est anglais mais il a l’air ……. bien connaître Paris !
    b) Les enfants n’ont pas le droit ….. sortir seuls le soir.
    c) Nathan aime parler ……. histoire.
    d) Personne n’est autorisé ……. entrer dans cette chambre.
    e) Je sais me servir ……. ce logiciel.

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 Broken Sword 5 #1 Enquête à Paris

💪 Understand a situation
🖊 Comprehension listening
⏰ 10 minutes

Game Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse
Year
2013/2014
Dev
eloper Revolution Software
ESRB
T  ( Teens)
Platforms
Windows, Mac, PS4, X Box One, PS Vita, Switch, iOS, Android

Summary

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

Video

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Questions

  1. True or false? This area of Paris is rather bourgeois.
    vrai / faux
  2. Which famous building can be seen in the extract?
    la tour Eiffel – la cathédrale Notre-Dame – la basilique du Sacré-cœur
  3. True or false? The café offers numerous types of soft drinks.
    vrai / faux
  4. What’s the name of the café?
    la liberté – le Sacré-cœur – le tricolore
  5. True or false? The café is situated near an art gallery.
    vrai / faux
  6. What’s the name of the gallery?
    les arts bleu – le lézard bleu – le lézard heureux
  7. What’s the name of the gallery’s owner?
    Nico – Henri – Hector
  8. What’s the name of the gallery’s curator?
    Nico – Henri – Hector
  9. What happened at the gallery?
    un vol de tableau – un meurtre – un vol de tableau et un meurtre
  10. What happened to the gallery’s owner?
    il a été kidnappé – il a volé un tableau – il est mort
  11. The café’s waiter saw leaving the gallery…
    une femme – un homme – une femme et un homme
  12. Which object had the woman?
    une caméra – un pistolet – un appareil-photo
  13. True or false? Mister Laine is a good customer of the café.
    vrai / faux
  14. The day before, at what time did Mister Laine left the café?
    après midi – avant minuit – après minuit
  15. What does the waiter give to George?
    un ticket de réduction – une addition – une carte de visite
  16. The waiter asks George do to what?
    a) George doit régler l’addition à la place d’Hector Laine.
    b) George doit donner l’addition à Hector Laine et lui dire de régler.
    c) George doit donner l’addiction à Hector Laine, qui n’a pas besoin de la régler.

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 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)

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