écouter/entendre – exercises

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Exercices

Choose the correct verb: écouter or entendre.

  1. Tu as la nouvelle ? Mon frère va se marier ![Have you heard the news? My brother is getting married!]|We often use entendre with words like nouvelle, rumeur, bruit
  2. Monsieur Laprairie aime de la musique classique.[Monsieur Laprairie loves listening to classical music.]|We often use écouter with words like musique, radio, discours
  3. J’ la radio tous les matins.[I listen to the radio every morning.]|We often use écouter with words like musique, radio, discours
  4. Le téléphone fonctionne mal, je ne vous pas bien.[The phone isn’t working, I can’t hear you very well.]|Entendre is the passive act of being able to hear or not.
  5. Ce professeur est passionnant. Quand il parle, tout le monde l’ .[This teacher is captivating. When he speaks, everyone listens.]|Écouter is active; the listener is attentive and focuses their attention on what they are hearing.

Complete the sentences with the conjugated form of écouter or entendre.

  1. Si Jonathan a eu une mauvaise note, c’est parce qu’il n’a pas bien en classe.[If Jonathan got a bad grade, it’s because he didn’t listen enough in class.]|Écouter is active; the listener is attentive and focuses their attention on what they are hearing.
  2. Je crois que les voisins sont rentrés, j’ai du bruit chez eux.[I think the neighbours are back, I heard noise from their place.]|We often use entendre with words like nouvelle, rumeur, bruit
  3. Grand-mère Lucette doit porter un appareil auditif car elle n’ plus grand chose.[Grandma Lucette has to wear a hearing aid because she can’t hear much any more.]|Entendre is the passive act of being able to hear or not.
  4. Ils sont en train d’ le discours du premier ministre.[They are listening to the Prime Minister’s speech.]|We often use écouter with words like musique, radio, discours
  5. Dépêchez-vous, j’ le train qui arrive ![Hurry up, I can hear the train arriving!]|Entendre is the passive act of being able to hear or not.