DELF B2 writing test, how to ace it?


You want to take the DELF B2 exam and wonder how to prepare your DELF B2 writing test?
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At the DELF B2 level, students become proficient in French, capable of understanding complex texts, expressing themselves fluently and spontaneously, and engaging in discussions on a wide range of topics.
They can communicate effectively in both formal and informal contexts, produce clear and well-structured written texts, and demonstrate a solid grasp of grammar and vocabulary.
Overall, achieving DELF B2 signifies a high level of language competency and the ability to function independently in French-speaking environments for academic, professional, or personal purposes.

Please note that to immigrate or become citizens in France, you must now demonstrate B2 proficiency as part of your language requirements.

In this post we will put the focus on the DELF B2 writing test, and its different topics.

The DELF B2 writing part typically requires candidates to complete a written task within a time frame of approximately 250 to 350 words in 60 minutes, which generally leaves plenty of time without stress.

DELF B2 writing, how to prepare for it?

Preparing for the DELF B2 writing requires a structured approach and consistent practice because all of the tests can sometimes seem overwhelming for students, and with a bit of method, you will be able to ace the DELF B2 writing!

Here are some tips to help you prepare effectively:

  1. Understand the Exam Format: Familiarize yourself with the format of the written part of the DELF B2 exam. Understand the different types of tasks you'll encounter, such as writing essays, articles, formal letters, or informal emails, and the time allotted for each task.
  2. Expand Your Vocabulary: Work on expanding your vocabulary across various topics, including current events, social issues, culture, and more. Use vocabulary lists, thematic dictionaries, and context-based learning to enrich your word bank.
  3. Practice Writing Regularly: Set aside time to practice writing in French on a regular basis. Focus on writing different types of texts, such as opinion essays, argumentative essays, descriptive texts, or narrative compositions. Pay attention to coherence, cohesion, and clarity in your writing.
  4. Review Grammar and Syntax: Review and reinforce your knowledge of French grammar and syntax. Pay particular attention to complex grammatical structures, advanced verb tenses, subjunctive mood, and idiomatic expressions commonly used in written French.
  5. Read French Literature and Texts: Read extensively in French to improve your comprehension skills and expose yourself to various writing styles. Read novels, essays, articles, editorials, and other literary texts to familiarize yourself with formal and informal language use.
  6. Time Management: Practice managing your time effectively during the exam. Allocate specific time limits for each task based on the instructions and practice completing tasks within the allotted time frame.
  7. Seek Feedback: If possible, seek feedback on your writing from a teacher, tutor, or language partner. Request constructive criticism to identify areas for improvement and refine your writing skills.
  8. Simulate Exam Conditions: Practice writing under exam conditions to simulate the pressure and time constraints of the DELF B2 exam. Create a quiet environment, adhere to time limits, and avoid distractions to replicate the exam setting.
  9. Review Sample Papers: Familiarize yourself with sample papers and past exam papers for the DELF B2 written part. Analyze sample responses to understand the structure, content, and language used in successful essays and other written texts.
  10. Stay Calm and Confident: Maintain a positive mindset and stay confident on exam day. Trust in your preparation and focus on delivering your best performance. Remember to carefully read and follow the instructions, plan your responses, and revise your work before submitting it.

By following these tips and dedicating time to practice, you can enhance your preparedness for the DELF B2 writing test and improve your chances of success!

What are the DELF B2 writing topics?

The DELF B2 writing topics can vary, but they generally cover a wide range of themes and subjects to assess the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different contexts which again may seem very vast at first glance, but again by being organized and proactive with the language, the exam should go well!

Here are some common DELF B2 writing topics that may be included in the DELF B2 writing test:

  1. Personal Experiences: Candidates may be asked to write about personal experiences, such as describing a memorable event, narrating a story, or recounting a travel experience.
  2. Opinion Essays: Candidates may be required to express their opinions on various topics, such as social issues, environmental concerns, education, technology, or cultural matters.
  3. Argumentative Essays: Candidates may need to present arguments and counterarguments on a given topic, defend a position, or persuade the reader to adopt a certain viewpoint.
  4. Formal Letters: Candidates may be asked to write formal letters for different purposes, such as applying for a job, making a complaint, requesting information, or expressing gratitude.
  5. Informal Emails: Candidates may need to write informal emails to friends, family members, or colleagues, discussing personal matters, making plans, or sharing news.
  6. Articles or Reports: Candidates may be tasked with writing articles or reports on specific topics, such as summarizing a recent event, analyzing a social phenomenon, or presenting research findings.
  7. Narrative Writing: Candidates may be prompted to write narratives, such as short stories, anecdotes, or fictional accounts, demonstrating their creativity and storytelling skills.
  8. Descriptive Writing: Candidates may be required to describe people, places, objects, or experiences in detail, using vivid language and sensory details to create a clear picture for the reader.

These are just a few examples of the DELF B2 writing topics.
It's essential for candidates to be prepared to address a variety of themes and to adapt their writing style and register according to the task instructions.
Familiarizing yourself with these topics and practicing writing on different subjects will help you feel more confident and prepared for the exam.

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DELF B2 courses with French via Skype, how does it work?

French via Skype offers you a full range of individual online DELF courses, materials and assessments to help you better understand the French language and pass the DELF B2 exam.

Our online DELF B2 courses are accessible to people who already have an A2/B1 level. If you do not have an A2 or B1 level, we can help you reach the minimum level required to start preparing for the exam.

Our online DELF B2 courses are delivered via Skype, Zoom or Teams or on the platform of your choice covering all aspects of the French language in order to best support you in your objectives.

Our DELF tuition is personalized, tailored to your specific needs and pace allowing you to achieve your goals more effectively than in a group or classroom setting.

  • We will design a personalized study plan for you, based on your specific needs and your language level.
  • We offer an effective preparation with tailored learning materials (full range of DELF B2 ressources and assessments).
  • Our French lessons target key areas such as listening, reading, writing and speaking and meticulously work on each grammar point such as French connectors or the subjunctive to ensure that each area meets the requirements required for the DELF B2 exams.
  • For homework, we will assign you work to practice grammar, develop your vocabulary and prepare written and oral comprehension, written and oral production tasks. The homework will then be prepared and reviewed.
  • We offer you great planning flexibility. Our French tutor is available all year, during the holidays and after work hours.

Our online DELF B2 courses are ideal for practicing the standard exam tests and receiving personalized feedback in order to pass the exam successfully!

At French via Skype, we are happy to support French students taking the DELF B2 exam to guarantee their success.

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" Laure has been an absolutely incredible teacher, and I’ve passed my B2 with 92%! That is a fantastic improvement on my mark in the B1, done prior to our lessons. I get a huge amount of practice in all areas in the lesson, and we did plenty of mock exams of all types. After the session I promptly receive a list of vocab I couldn’t remember or didn’t know, words I mispronounced and really good homework focused on issues that came up in the lesson or things I have asked to work on. I’m continuing with lessons even after the exam, which really speaks volumes about how much I enjoy them, and I’m so delighted to now be able to tackle novels I previously had to give up on. I’ve really seen a huge improvement in my French, and crucially also in my confidence with the language. With plenty of encouragement and a huge amount of skill, Laure has helped me exceed my expectations! "

Katherine Rybacki, Researcher
(DELF B2) Geneva, Switzerland

" I have had lessons with Laure for a year. One year ago I was at A1/A2 level, despite lessons and an A at GCSE level. My initial aim was to obtain the B2 DELF in order to work with French speakers, here in Switzerland. From the start Laure was able to recognise the errors I commonly made and would write these down so that I could learn them, she would then test me in the following lesson. She positively encouraged me to speak, write, read and listen throughout this time. Laure would check my written work in between lessons and was always happy to help. She even bought the B2 DELF practice exam book that i was using, so that she could help me. have been to University and had Post graduate teaching in medical studies. I can truly say that Laure is one of the kindest, most dedicated, thoughtful, professional and effective teachers that i know. She is methodical and offers structure to her lessons. She possesses the characteristics and qualities of a great teacher. I do not use this term lightly, I have had several other teachers but she stands out from the crowd. I worked hard and passed the B2 in November 2017, thanks to Laure. Since then Laure has continued to help me to gain confidence in my profession. She has shown herself to be adept at learning medical terminology as well as using different teaching styles to help me. Thank you Laure, you have helped me so much to realise my dreams. Last year, I was successful in a interview in French. In 2018 I start work in a 100% french environment. I believe that Laure can help anyone to learn French to a high level and boost your confidence at the same time. If you are motivated, she will help you. If you are discouraged she will help you find your courage. "

Dr Steve P
(DELF B2) Lausanne, Switzerland

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