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Choses a Savoir 06 Jul 2021, Quiz 2: il s’agit de se demander

    Improve your ear for French with this snippet from the Choses a Savoir podcast. 63 words in 17 seconds. How many can you hear and understand? Test and practice your French listening comprehension with us.

    This clip is from Choses a Savoir (06 Jul 2021). Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Listen to the full episode here.

    17 seconds, 63 words

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    ? , ',..,.
    ? , qu'ilfautcomptecritèreobjectif,.meilleurcritèresembleêtrecelui.sil’onreformuletitre,desedemanderduréeidéalevacancescorpsl’esprit.
    Alorscommentfaire ? ,crois qu'ilnousfautprendreencomptecritèreobjectif,plutôtmoinssubjectifpossible.meilleurcritèresembleêtreceluisanté.Doncsil’onreformuletitrepodcast,s’agitdesedemanderduréeidéalevacancesquecorpsl’espritserégénèrent.

    The above audio sample and transcription is from Choses a Savoir (06 Jul 2021). We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    And we have to ask ourselves

    This snippet is already slower than yesterday’s post. This post is a slower 220wpm, still quite a clip. Up there with some of the fastest on this site.

    On the 30% blank, listen for articles, pronouns and more basic expressions. It still took me many listens through to hear it all and I pushed hint for “ou” and “ici”. For some reason, my ear just couldn’t hear those.

    What are you pressing hint on?

    I’ll admit, you can understand the passage without hearing every word. But, hearing every word makes my understanding 100% and helps me get more confident to use expressions. I often ask myself, is this the way forward? I’m doing a quiz daily and it’s hard to see progress when I’m in the midst of it.

    But looking back, now listening to this 220 wpm passage, I definitely feel i’m making progress. What about you?

    I love this little snippet, a light joke quickly run through to open up his audio essay.

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    Alors comment faire ? Et bien je crois qu’il nous faut prendre en compte un critère objectif, ou plutôt le moins subjectif possible. Et ici le meilleur critère semble être celui de la santé. Donc si l’on reformule le titre de ce podcast, il s’agit de se demander quelle est la durée idéale des vacances pour que le corps et l’esprit se régénèrent.

    So how do we do it? Well, I think we need to take into account an objective criterion, or rather the least subjective possible. And here the best criterion seems to be health. So if we rephrase the title of this podcast, we have to ask ourselves what is the ideal length of vacation for the body and mind to regenerate.

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    prendre en compte

    semble

    celui

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