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 Monster Hunter World – To Banquet!

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

About the game
Monster Hunter World by Capcom is an Action-RPG set in a fantasy world, where you hunt dinosaur-like monsters and dragons with other players. This is the most successful game from Capcom with 16 million copies sold by the end of 2020. It’s also the first Monster Hunter to be fully dubbed in French!
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

Here’s some vocabulary!

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 !