DELF PREPARATION

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      DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are authorized qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to vouch for the competency of foreign/non-native candidates or candidates from overseas (outside France) in the French language.

      The DELF A1 exam consists of 4 sections evaluating the 4 language skills, namely:

      • Listening
      • Speaking
      • Reading
      • Writing

      Covered under one paper, except speaking which is usually not done at the same time along with the other sections of the exam.

      • The total duration of the DELF A1 Exam test is 1h 20min. 
      • The overall pass mark is 50/100.
      • The pass mark for each section is 5/25.

      DELF A1 Listening Comprehension

      The duration of DELF A1 Listening comprehension section of the exam is 20 minutes and is of 25 marks. In it, three to four very short recordings dealing with common everyday life topics is played twice. The maximum duration of each recording is 3 minutes.

      DELF A1 Reading Comprehension

      The duration of the DELF A1 Reading Comprehension section of the exam is 30 minutes and is of 25 marks. It covers four to five written documents on everyday life.

      DELF A1 Writing Production

      The duration of this section of the exam is 20 minutes and is of 25 marks. This section consists of two parts : Part 1 covers form filing (providing personal credentials such as your name, address, marital status etc) Part 2 involves the writing on everyday topics (postcards, messages, stories etc).

      DELF A1 Speaking

      The duration of this section of the exam is about 20 minutes and is of 25 marks. Although the actual time allotted for speaking is 5 to 7 minutes.The remaining time is spent in preparation which will be given before the speaking time.

      A1 Vocabulary Topics

      1. Alphabet
      2. Numbers
      3. Family Name & Given Name
      4. Residence
      5. Personal items
      6. Classroom objects
      7. Nationalities
      8. Professions
      9. Countries&Cities
      10. Hobbies
      11. Family
      12. Time
      13. Prices
      14. Weather / Climate
      15. Date
      16. Days of the week
      17. Descriptions (small, big, old, young, etc)
      18. Colours
      19. Seasons
      20. Places

      A1 Grammar Topics

      1. Personal subject pronouns
      2. Presenttense-State, Description
      3. Common verbs: be, have, do, to be called
      4. ER Verbs: to live, to work, to talk
      5. Interrogation
      6. Interrogative words:Do you,What do you
      7. Interrogative pronouns: Where, When, How much
      8. Interrogative adjectives (what)
      9. It is/ This is/ Here is
      10. Definite and Indefinite articles
      11. Demonstrative adjectives
      12. Masculine/Feminine & Singular/Plural
      13. Agreement of Adjectives (for nationalities)
      14. Negative sentences
      15. Possessive adjectives
      16. Partitive articles (of the)
      17. Impersonal ‘it’ for the weather
      18. Expressions of time (now, this morning, tomorrow)
      19. Expressions of time (days, months, seasons, year)
      20. Expressions of Place: go to / come from + a city or
      21. country; live in + a city or country
      22. There is / There are
      23. Connectors: and, or, but
      24. Past Tense
      25. Future Tense
      26. Direct/Indirect Object

      A1 Reading | Writing | Speaking | Listening

      Reading
      Reading Comprehension – Can slowly read simple, short text sentence by sentence and pick out the main information.

      Writing
      To write a short, simple postcard, for example holiday, Birthday Invitation etc. Can fill forms with personal details, for example entering his name, his nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

      Speaking
      A1 Speaking is divided into 3 Parts 1. Directed Interview
      2. Question Making
      3. Dialogue

      Listening
      Can recognize words, names, and numbers previously learned when heard in a short, simple recording delivered at a slow pace.

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