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French B1 level



Listening skills : Being able to understand enough conversations if the subject is familiar and the vocabulary known.

Reading skills : Being able to understand a  complex text, casual or formal literature.

Speaking skills : Being able to participate in a conversation in familiar situations. Being able to present and defend one's opinion and to solve problems that you might encounter at the restaurant, at the hostel, in a shop, or in an administration office.

Writing skills : Being able to write clear and detailed texts on a wide range of topics.

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By the end of level B1, you will be able to  :

  • Understand and write down key points if they are familiar topics relating to work, school, leisure, etc.

  • Understand the content and essence of many radio or television broadcasts on current affairs or subjects of personal or professional interest.

  • Read and understand texts written mainly about familiar routine topics and job-related texts.

  • Describe events, express feelings, and wishes in informal letters/ e-mails, etc.

  • Write simple, straightforward text on familiar topics or of personal interest.

  • Express personal experiences, events, dreams, hopes, or goals.

  • Briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions or plans.

  • Discuss a story or the plot of a book or movie and give reactions.

  • Cope with the majority of situations one might encounter in a French-speaking region.

  • Possess enough linguistic knowledge and sufficient vocabulary to deal with a variety of familiar topics such as family, leisure, and centers of interest, work, travel, and news.

  • Present a series of short, simple, and distinct elements in a clear, organized, and coherent way

  • Easily appear for DELF B1 Exam.

Grammar topics:

  • Past tenses, Agreement of Past participle with the subject and the Direct Object

  • Future tenses

  • Present conditional: wish and hypothetical events

  • Past conditional: regret and hypothesis

  • Reported Speech: In present and past

  • Subjunctive

  • Active-Passive Voice

  • Gerunds and present participle

  • IF conditions

  • Double pronouns

  • Pronouns : Relative, Possessive, Demonstrative

  • Impersonal phrases and verbs with il :Il est interdit de, Il est utile de, Il est important de

  • Adverbs: time, manner, place, frequency

  • Comparatives and Superlatives of adjectives and adverbs

  • Negations

  • Connectors / Conjunctions and articulators: Cause, Consequence, Opposition

Vocabulary topics:

  • Personal life and routine activities: describing family, interpersonal relationship, hobbies, going out, shopping, transport, travel, accommodation, authorities

  • People: their physical appearance, health, character, clothes

  • Feelings: happiness, sadness, disappointment, worries, fear, regret, surprise, curiosity, indifference

  • Places: city, countryside, regions, natural reserves

  • Events: meetings, narrating incidents, accident, natural phenomena, past happenings

  • Work: work profiles, job types, designation, employee roles and benefits, employment exchange

  • School: school system, courses, modules, levels

  • Media: TV programmes, newspapers, Internet, print and visual media, journals

  • Books: short stories, novels, magazines, weekly, monthly, comics, fables

  • Current affairs: daily life, news, stories, social trends

  • Leisure: cinema, theatre, painting, shows

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