20 essential idiomatic expressions for the DELF B2 monologue suivi


Do you want to take the DELF B2 and the oral part seems the most demanding to you?
In this article, we present to you 20 idiomatic expressions essential to the DELF B2 monologue suivi.

DELF B2 comprehension language skills

At the DELF B2 level (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française - B2 level), students are considered to have an upper intermediate level of proficiency.
At this level of in-depth French, DELF B2 assesses learners' ability to understand and use complex and common expressions in French.
They can understand fairly long lectures and speeches and even follow a complex argument if the subject is relatively familiar to them, and also understand most current affairs and information television programs and most films in standard language.

What does the DELF B2 monologue suivi consist of ?

The DELF B2 monologue is part of the speaking test in the DELF B2 exam.
In this section, candidates are required to deliver a monologue on a given topic. The aim is to assess their ability to express themselves orally, present information, and communicate effectively in French. The speaking test assesses the candidate's ability to communicate orally in various situations.
DELF B2 speaking test lasts approximately 20 minutes and is in two parts: a followed monologue (5 to 7 minutes) and an interactive exercise (10 to 13 minutes).
The candidate will have to draw two subjects and choose one of the two subjects. Then he will have 30 minutes of preparation.

Here is an overview of what the DELF B2 monologue suivi typically consists of :

  • Expressing a Clear Point of View:
    The candidate is required to express a clear and well-defined point of view on the chosen topic. They should state their opinion and provide reasons or arguments to support their stance.
  • Developing Ideas:
    Candidates are expected to develop their ideas coherently and provide additional information or examples to support their point of view. This demonstrates their ability to articulate thoughts in a structured manner.
  • Using Varied Vocabulary:
    While a candidate's vocabulary doesn't need to be overly complex, it's essential to use a varied and appropriate range of vocabulary and expressions to convey ideas effectively.
  • Grammar and Pronunciation:
    The candidate's spoken language is assessed in terms of grammar accuracy and pronunciation. Clear and accurate pronunciation contributes to effective communication.
  • Handling Questions:
    After expressing their point of view, candidates will be asked follow-up questions by the examiner. This assesses their ability to handle spontaneous interaction and respond coherently.
  • Reacting to Counterarguments (if applicable):
    Depending on the task, candidates may be required to address potential counterarguments or opposing views. This demonstrates a more nuanced understanding of the topic.
  • Formal Language and Register:
    DELF B2 candidates are expected to use a formal language register appropriate for the context of the speaking test. This includes using appropriate greetings, addressing the examiner politely, and maintaining a formal tone.
  • Conclusion:
    Candidates may conclude their response by summarizing their main points and restating their point of view. A strong conclusion contributes to the overall coherence of the spoken response.

The expression of a point of view in the DELF B2 speaking part evaluates a candidate's ability to communicate effectively, express opinions clearly, and engage in a conversation on a given topic. It also assesses the candidate's language proficiency, including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

Here is the list of the 20 essential idiomatic expressions for the DELF B2 monologue suivi to express your point of view :

  • À mon sens - In my opinion
  • Il va de soi que - It goes without saying that
  • Quant à moi - As for me
  • De mon point de vue - From my point of view
  • Il est indéniable que - It is undeniable that
  • En ce qui me concerne - As far as I'm concerned
  • Si l'on veut bien m'accorder que - If one is willing to grant me that
  • En toute objectivité - Objectively speaking
  • À bien y réfléchir - Upon careful consideration
  • Il me semble que - It seems to me that
  • Tout bien considéré - All things considered
  • Pour ma part - For my part
  • D'après moi - According to me
  • Eu égard à - With respect to
  • Il va sans dire que - It goes without saying that
  • En définitive - Ultimately
  • Cela va de soi - It is self-evident
  • Il est à noter que - It should be noted that
  • À première vue - At first glance
  • En toute logique - Logically speaking

When incorporating idiomatic expressions, it's important to use them naturally and appropriately within the context of your monologue. These expressions can add a level of sophistication to your language use and demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the topic.

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