What is French B1?
Un pas de plus. A warm welcome to the course of B1. The B1 course is an intermediate course. This course is where you get moulded and get introduced to the culture and authenticity of France. Consider this course as an insight to this French language and culture. As many countries, France is also one with a rich culture. This course is a photograph with a vibrant image of your passion, your education, media and much more. Let us help you build your knowledge and confidence one more step. A step by which you will uncover the different aspects of learning a new language.
Why French B1? Benefits and opportunities
This course will unravel many possibilities and opportunities. This course is a path to enhance yourself and be able to push yourself into challenging yourself. The intermediate level/B1 covers aspects that will bring you onto the outside world and to be able to make connections with the language as well as situations.
This course will boost you up on a higher pedestal as now you’re beginning your understanding and wealth in the language. This level will guide your path step by step into a successful future as well as a multilingual human being.
How to prepare for French B1?
- Describing functions or notions
- Discourse functions
- Discourse markers
- Verb forms
- Learner training
- Expressing opinions
- Talking about films and books
- Initiating and closing of conversations
- Connecting words
- Phrasal verbs
- Comparative and superlative form of adverbs
Tips and Tricks:
Every new language takes courage and passion. When learning a new language on a daily basis the passion could faze out but these exercises and tips will make sure that you’re engaged. Every day you get to learn something new. Creating a personal connection is important, for example if you like books engage yourself with them or if you like songs merge into them. Finding your path is also important during this process.
- Audio books
- YouTube videos
- Short stories
- Sample papers
- Short movies
- News covers
The tips and tricks gained here will ensure to keep your passion. It is to make sure you keep up the drive and the urge to learn more. Keep yourself in track, self-motivation is key.
Keeping a high and constant schedule will allow you to have a better planning and understanding during this course. The pattern of exam is listed below but will also give you an insight on the things to focus on.
The best way to prepare is to plan ahead. At Elan we provide you with all the tips and guidance. This shall prepare you for the course. Keep your head held high.
Delf B1 revision – https://www.frenchfaster.com//DELF_B1_AF_SYLLABUS_TOPICS_CONTENT.pdf
Video links –
Le subjonctif – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9OIBSwoHpQ
Le passe du subjonctif – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a0Q-ocQeNs
Production orale – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAVWYkw03XQ
Daily conversations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAFzZ3ix9eQ
Important tips for French B1 and the examinations:
Exam details –
This examination consists of 4 modules: listening, writing, reading and speaking.
The listening examination will carry a duration of about 25 minutes. The questions asked will be based on 3 recordings which you will hear. The recordings will only be played twice so make sure to note down all the needed data. Each recording will run for a maximum of 6 minutes. The listening examination is calculated out of 25 marks.
The reading part of the examination will consist of reading comprehensions. These questionnaires will be divided into 2 different passages. Make sure to collect the useful information depending on the subject. Also ensure to analyse the texts carefully and absorb the general idea that they are expressing. This examination will have a duration of 35 minute and will be marked out 25 points.
The writing will have a duration of 45 minutes. You will be asked to express your opinions and your perspective on general worldwide topics or even personal topics. The required form could be asked to be written as a letter, essay, article, email etc. It is important to give great detail to the form you are writing in and make sure to check all the boxes based on the requirements. This examination will also consist of 25 points.
The speaking examination will last up to 15 minutes as well as the 10 mins for preparation. The examination is divided into 3 parts. The first part will be a guided conversation with your examiner about a given topic. The second part will be an interactive exercise which could either be conducted with a fellow candidate or an examiner. Make sure to address the person whom you’re talking to in the right manner.
The 3rd and last part will be a chance for you to express your opinions on a document or an issue. During this part make sure to express yourself well and show the examiners that you’re ready to look and face the world. This part of the examination will also consist of 25 marks.
Exam cracking tips –
All the tips learnt during this course will guide you through your examination. Remember to pace yourself. Don’t stress. Work on the different strategies provided to you. When reading make sure to underline or highlight the important fact. During writing beware of your time. Keep yourself focused.
Don’t deviate to another topic or factor, focus on one and keep building the idea. Read the instructions carefully. Follow them and make sure that you’re rechecking your answers. During the listening test make sure to write down important dates, names etc. Make sure to always keep your focus. When you’re calm and centered you can achieve it all.