French Texts for Beginners

French texts for beginners (A1/A2) and intermediates (B1/B2) to practice your French reading and comprehension skills. Learning to read French well is a genuine accomplishment. For beginning learners, we offer an enjoyable way to improve your comprehension with the brief, text-based lessons below.

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Level A1

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Je m’appelle Jessica
Jessica tells us about herself and her family
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C'est ma vie
Tell me a little bit about your life, Angelica
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Comment vas-tu ?
Two people seeing each other after a while
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La présentation
Pierre's life in Paris
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La rencontreDIALOGUE
Meeting a new classmate at school
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Le voyage
Planning what we'll do on vacation
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Les couleurs
Colors are everywhere
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Les quatre saisons
French description of the seasons
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Lettre de Londres
When you come, I'll take you on a walk through London
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Ma famille
Text in French where Marie describes her family
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Ma ville
I describe how my quaint town is
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Une journée de vacances
On holiday I am not in a hurry to do my stuff
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Level A2

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Dans le Restaurant (Dialogue)DIALOGUE
Conversation between the restaurant waiter and the customer
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Jours de la semaine
That's how David spends the days of the week
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La lettre
Pierre's letter to his dear friend
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La routine quotidienne
Little Theo's daily routine
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Le centre commercial
In shopping malls you find everything
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Le marché
Shopping for today's food
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Les fêtes en France
The most important festivities in France
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Les métiers
When I was little I wanted to be...
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Les nombres
How to say some numbers in French
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Ma famille
Today I introduce to you my whole family
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Ma nouvelle maison
I like my new house better than the old one
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Une journée avec Alice
Alice and her routine during the week
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Level B1

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La célébration de Noël
The French and the celebration of Christmas
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La célébration de Pâques
Some Easter traditions
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La maison de Ben
Ben has a fairly large house
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La météo - Quel temps fait-il ?
The weather forecast is quite useful
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La tour Eiffel
The most-visited monument in France
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Les parties du corps
Text about parts of the body and organs
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Les vacances d'été
What do the French do in the summer?
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Les vêtements
We change clothing depending on the situation
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Lettre à ma meilleure amie
We're doing pretty well in France
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Pâques en France
A good opportunity to get together with the family
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Projets pour les vacancesDIALOGUE
What are you going to do this holiday?
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Une conservation téléphoniqueDIALOGUE
I'm telling Mom how our trip is going
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Une journée à Paris
A quick tour of the French capital
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Vacances en Alsace (lettre)
I'm telling Julie how I'm having a good time
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Visiter Marseille en un jour
Jason enjoys his walk around the city
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Level B2

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Lyon
James walking the streets of Lyon
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Noël en France
How do French people celebrate Christmas?
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