DELF PREPARATION

Level A2 – Advance Beginner

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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 A2 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 A2 Exam test is 1h 20min.
      • The overall pass mark is 50/100.
      • The pass mark for each section is 5/25.

      DELF A2 Listening Comprehension

      The duration of DELF A2 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 A2 Reading Comprehension

      The duration of the DELF A2 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 A2 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 A2 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.

      A2 Vocabulary Topics

      1. People: Family, Physical description
      2. Places: Cafe, Restaurant, Shops, Bank, Post office, Hotel, Road
      3. Hobbies: Sports, Going out, Shows, Holiday trips
      4. Public transportation: Subway, Train, Bus, Taxi
      5. Daily Life: Work, Shopping, Daily activities
      6. Accommodation: Units in the house, interior decor
      7. Everyday objects
      8. Food ingredients, Cooking, Meals, Recipes
      9. Common animals
      10. Countries & Cities
      11. Itinerary, Weather forecast
      12. Actions in daily life
      13. Events: Meetings, Evening out, Family events, Visits, Excursions, Accidents, TV news
      14. Money and payments

      A2 Grammar Topics

      1. Le présent de l’indicatif – l’habitude + l’état
      2. les gérondifs
      3. Les verbes pronominaux : verbes refléchis et verbes reciproques
      4. Les verbes usuels : venir, aller, mettre, savoir, voir, prendre
      5. Quelques verbes + infinitif (vouloir, pouvoir, devoir)
      6. Il faut + infinitif
      7. Le passé composé – évenements dans le passé
      8. Les comparatifs
      9. L’imparfait – description dans le passé (il était, il y avait, il faisait)
      10. L’impératif positif et negatif – l’instruction, la directive
      11. Plus que parfait
      12. Le futur simple – la prévision
      13. Le passé récent (venir de)
      14. Le présent progressif (être en train de) – l’action présente
      15. L’interrogation : adjectifs et pronoms interrogatifs
      16. Les adjectifs (place et accord)
      17. Les possessifs (adjectifs et pronoms)
      18. Les pronoms demonstratifs
      19. Les pronoms COD et COI – les verbes indirects (parler, téléphoner, demander… à qn)
      20. Le pronom complément Y – le lieu et EN
      21. Les pronoms relatifs simples (qui, que)
      22. Prépositions de temps(quand, pendant)
      23. Les prépositions de lieu: aller à / être à / venir de… + lieu
      24. Articulateurs logiques : mais, parce que

      A2 Reading | Writing | Speaking | Listening

      Reading comprehension / Compréhension des écrits
      You’ll be given three or four short texts dealing with various situations from everyday life, along with a questionnaire.

      Writing skills / Production écrite
      Two parts:
      Describe an event or personal experience
      Write a letter with a specific purpose (invitation, apology, thank you, etc)

      Listening comprehension / Compréhension de l’oral
      You’ll listen, twice, to three or four short recordings (3-5 minutes each) dealing with everyday situations, then answer questions in order to demonstrate how well you understand.

      Speaking skills / Production orale
      This test includes three parts: Directed interview Information exchange Simulated dialogue

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