La canicule (intermediate to advanced)
The objective of this dictation is to develop listening and comprehension skills, and to
build vocabulary and fluency.
Approximate translation In English
“A heatwave struck over several regions in France in July of this year. The governement has therefore announced a heatwawe plan of orange vigilance in order to avoid the hecatomb caused by the 2003 heatwave during which more than 15000, mostly old, succumbed to the heat. Every health professional in the towns have therefore been mobilised and the retirement homes have been put under high surveillance.”
The French transcript is continued on the downloadable support sheet (Lesson Document).
Note: try not to look at the French version until after the exercise…