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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 conversation 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

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