At the DELF B1 level, the user becomes independent. The student can interact more; he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. The learner is also capable of dealing with various situations likely to arise in daily life.
The DELF B1 exam consists of 4 tests evaluating the 4 language skills, namely: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The total duration of the test is 1h45min. The overall pass mark is 50/100. The pass mark per test is 5/25.
A. Listening | 25 minutes | 25 marks
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with 3 recordings (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins
B. Reading | 30 minutes | 35 marks
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents:
- extract useful information concerning a particular task
- analyse the contents of a document of general interest.
C. Writing | 45 minutes | 25 marks
Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article etc).
D. Speaking | 15 minutes | 25 marks
1st part: guided conversation
2nd part: interactive exercise
3rd part: expressing an opinion on a document designed to elicit a reaction.
Download DELF B1 Syllabus
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