DELF PREPARATION

Level B1 – Intermediate

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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 B1 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 B1 Exam test is 1h 20min. 
      • The overall pass mark is 50/100.
      • The pass mark for each section is 5/25.

      DELF B1 Listening Comprehension

      The duration of DELF B1 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 B1 Reading Comprehension

      The duration of the DELF B1 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 B1 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 B1 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.

      B1 Vocabulary Topics

      1. Les arts – le cinéma, la littérature (nouvelles,), les spectacles…
      2. Les sujets d’actualité – vie quotidienne, faits divers.
      3. Les médias – les programmes télévisés, les journaux
      4. L’école – le système scolaire, la formation
      5. Le monde professionnel – l’entreprise, l’emploi
      6. Les évènements – rencontres, incidents
      7. Les lieux – la géographie physique, la campagne. le lieux
      8. Les sentiments
        joie
        tristesse
        déception
        ennui
        peur
        regrets
        surprise
        curiosité
        indifférence
      9. La vie quotidienne
        la famille
        les relations personnelles
        les loisirs
        les sorties
        les achats
        les transports
        les voyages l’hébergement
        les autorités

      B1 Grammar Topics

      1. Le conditionnel présent
        le souhait (j’aimerais, je voudrais, Ça me ferait plaisir de)
        le désir, le conseil, l’hypothèse (faits imaginaires)
      2. Le discours rapporté, Au présent et au passé
      3. Le subjonctif
        la possibilité
        l’obligation
        verbes de sentiments
        verbes d’opinions
      4. Le passif
        la description d’une action
      5. Le gérondif
        la manière
        la condition
        la simultanéité
      6. L’hypothèse certaine : Si + Présent / futur
        L’hypothèse incertaine : Si + Imparfait / Conditionnel présent
      7. Les pronoms relatifs simples : qui, que, dont, où
      8. Les pronoms possessifs
      9. Les pronoms démonstratifs
      10. Les tournures interpersonnelles simples
        Il est interdit de
        Il est utile de
        Il est important de
      11. L’expression de la durée (pendant / depuis)
        L’expression du moment (dans / il y a)
      12. le superlatif de l’adjectif
        le superlatif de l’adverbe (le mieux, le meilleur)
      13. La conjonction «pour que » + subjonctif
      14. Les articulations logiques
        cause : donc, puisque
        conséquence : comme,
        alors opposition :
        pourtant, alors que

      B1 Reading | Writing | Speaking | Listening

      Reading comprehension / Compréhension des écrits
      You’ll be given two texts, one of general interest, and the other related to a specific task, as well as some questions to test your comprehension.

      Writing skills / Production écrite
      You’ll be given a topic of general interest and asked to write an opinion about it in the form of an letter, article, or essay.

      Listening comprehension / Compréhension de l’oral
      You’ll listen, twice, to three different recordings of no more than 6 minutes each, then answer some multiple-choice and essay questions to test your understanding.

      Speaking skills / Production orale
      This test is divided into three parts: Directed interview
      Interactive exercise
      Expressing a point of view

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