Understanding detailed spoken French demands a knowledge of vocabulary and an awareness of grammar. With these skills it is possible to find the main message of a text and specific details.
Listen to the extracts of Alexis talking about his personal relationships and answer the questions that follow.
What does he say about his friends?
They have some common sense
They have the same interests
They share a common room
What did they create?
A music band
A video with some music
What do they do at the weekend?
Go to concerts
Play in concerts
Watch concerts on TV
What does he say about his parents?
He doesn't get on with his parents
His parents don't like his taste in music
His parents force a curfew
What often happens at the weekend between him and his parents?
They go out
Why can he not confide in them?
They don't listen to the same music
They don't listen to him
They don't talk to him
What don't they understand?
He is old enough to stay in town
He is with older people in town
He has to stay in town
They also have a curfew
Their parents are strict
They don't have a curfew
What does he want to do?
Live with his girlfriend
Live with some younger friends
Live with a small group of friends
Listen to the extracts of Amelie talk about her personal relationships and answer the questions that follow.
What does the person say about things you can do in Paris?
There is always something to do
There are a lot of things to do
There are some things to do
How far is her grandparents' village from where she lives?
How often does she visit them?
Twice a week
Twice a month
Why does she like visiting them?
They give her money
They have some nice spirits
They are open minded
Why is she annoyed with her brother?
He criticises her all the time
He often criticises her
He criticises her from time to time
How does she describe her brother?