Essential topics for DELF B1

Préparer les thèmes pour le DELF B1

What topics should be prepared for DELF B1?

Last week, we explained what topics and skills were needed to prepare both exams DELF A1 and DELF A2.

Today, we share a poster that will help you visualize the topics that need to be prepared for the DELF B1 exam.

 

Préparer les thèmes pour le DELF B1

If you would like to prepare this exam with us, our “DELF Preparation” program will allow you to do so without worry!

 

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Essential topics for DELF A1 / A2 exams

French exam Preparation

What topics should be prepared for DELF A1 and DELF A2?

Do you want to officialize your level of French? You must present an official diploma attesting your level of French for a future employer, a school…?

You may be aware that there are 6 official levels:

* Beginner / Elementary : A1 / A2

* Usual / Intermediate : B1 / B2

* Advanced : C1 / C2 (DALF exam)

If you wish to pass the DELF A1 or A2, you will find on our poster the different themes essential to prepare

 

French exam Preparation

 

La ville —> It is necessary to know how to locate in space, to know the different means of transport, to give itineraries…

Les réseaux sociaux —> It is necessary to know how to express yourself during a simple telephone conversation and to know the vocabulary related to social networks and the Internet.

Entrer en contact —> You must know how to introduce yourself, greet people, give them personal information.

Les voyages —> You have to know how to write a simple postcard, talk about the weather, talk about your activities, destinations…

L’heure —> You have to know how to talk about schedules (shops, work…), your habits, your daily activities.

La famille —> You must be able to introduce your family.

Les vêtements —> It is necessary to know how to use the vocabulary of clothes and make purchases.

L’alimentation —> You must be able to shop, talk about your food preferences, order from a restaurant.

 

Next week, we will propose the essential themes for DELF B1 and DELF B2.

If you would like to prepare this exam with us, our “DELF Preparation” program will allow you to do so without worry!

Bonnes révisions!

 

 

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How to say thank you in French

How to say thank you in French

A quick guide to say thank you in French!

 

M e r c i ” a short, simple word, quite easy to pronounce. Being able to show gratitude is essential for us and for those around us.

Thanking your neighbour, family, friends, employee or employer (…) goes a long way!

 

How to say thank you in French

 

** Merci **

“Merci”  is the classic way to say “thank you” in French. You can use it in all types of situations.

 

** Merci beaucoup **

When you feel a simple “merci”  would just not be enough, these are the right words to say.

 

** Merci d’avance **

Used to anticipate the thanks because we want/we know that what we are asking for will be accomplished. It can be taken for a command though.

 

** Merci de m’avoir aidé **

When you want to thank someone for something they did for you, you must use “merci de + verb”.

 

** Merci pour votre aide **

You can also use “merci pour + noun”  to thank them for something they did for you.

 

** C’est gentil de ta/votre part **

A bit like “merci beaucoup”. This is to show that you really appreciate what has been done for you.

 

** Je vous remercie **

If you wish to sound more formal when you thank someone, these are the words to use.

 

** Merci bien **

“Merci bien” is a genuine thank. It is also something you could say to a shopkeeper:

— “Un croissant s’il-vous-plaît.

— Voilà, et avec ceci?

— Ce sera tout, merci bien.”

 

With the right intonation, it will be perceived as ironic and could be replace by “non merci”:

— “Faire la cuisine pour une cinquantaine d’adolescents turbulents et ingrats , merci bien!”

 

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