DELF A1 sample papers

DELF A1 past exam papers

Exemples de sujets DELF A1 Tous Publics
Below, you can download four complete DELF A1 sample papers. Even if the three firsts past exam papers are a little bit old, they correspond in every respect to the DELF A1 examinations. Indeed, the format, the kind of tests and the assessed level are the same. Only the graphics evolved: the layout and the presentation of exam papers were improved. So, the more recent exam papers are better looking and more pleasant, in particular at the level of the images, than these three firsts DELF A1 sample papers. You will see this by looking at the past exam papers number 4 below.​

DELF A1 sample papers 1

The PDF document below, is a first complete DELF A1 past exam papers. It contains:

  • the collective tests: listening, reading and writing (pages 1 to 9)
  • the candidate's instructions for the speaking test (page 10)
  • the correct version and the grading scale for the listening and the reading tests (pages 11 to 15)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 16)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (pages 17 to 20)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (page 21)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 22 to 23)​​​​
DELF A1 sample papers 1

​Below, you will find the 4 audio documents of the listening test:

​DELF A1 sample papers 1 audio document 1
​DELF A1 sample papers 1 audio document 2
DELF A1 sample papers 1 audio document 3
​DELF A1 sample papers 1 audio document 4

DELF A1 sample papers 2

The PDF document below, is a second complete DELF A1 past exam papers. It contains:

  • the collective tests: listening, reading and writing (pages 1 to 8)
  • the candidate's instructions for the speaking test (page 9)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (pages 10 to 18)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (page 19)
  • the correct version and the grading scale for the listening and the reading tests (pages 20 to 21)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 22)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 23 to 24)
​​DELF A1 sample papers 2

Below, you will find the 3 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF A1 sample papers 2 audio document 1
DELF A1 sample papers 2 audio document 2
​​DELF A1 sample papers 2 audio document 3

DELF A1 sample papers 3

The PDF document below, is a third complete DELF A1 past exam papers. It contains:
  • the collective tests: listening, reading and writing (pages 1 to 10)
  • the correct version and the grading scale for the listening and the reading tests (pages 11 to 14)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 14)
  • the candidate's instructions for the speaking test (page 15)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (pages 16 to 24)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (page 25)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 26 to 27)
​​​​​DELF A1 sample papers 3

Below, you will find the 3 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF A1 sample papers 3 audio document 1
DELF A1 sample papers 3 audio document 2
​DELF A1 sample papers 3 audio document 3

Please note that the instruction of the 2nd exercise (exchanging information) of DELF A1 speaking test has changed. In the 3 past exams papers presented above, this instruction is: “A partir des cartes sur lesquelles figurent des mots, vous posez des questions à l’examinateur.” = “From the cards with words, you ask the examiner questions.”. As you will see in the more recent sample papers below, now the instruction is: “Vous voulez connaître l’examinateur. Vous lui posez des questions à l’aide des mots écrits sur les cartes.” = “You want to know the examiner. You ask him questions using the words written on the cards.”. In other words, your questions should be about the examiner: you want to know the examiner better. You will find more information about this in this article dedicated to the 2nd part of DELF A1 speaking test: exchanging information.

DELF A1 sample papers 4

This 4th DELF A1 past exam papers is much more recent than the 3 sample papers presented above. Although each exam subject is unique, it will give you a good idea of the type of subject you will have on the day of the exam. Below, you can view and download all documents related to this past exam papers:

- DELF A1 sample papers 4 - candidate’s document: subjects of the collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)
- DELF A1 sample papers 4 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)
- DELF A1 sample papers 4 - supervisor’s document: transcription of audio documents
- DELF A1 sample papers 4 - candidate’s document: instructions of individual test (speaking)
- DELF A1 sample papers 4 - examiner’s document: subjects of the individual test (speaking)

Below, you will find the 4 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF A1 sample papers 4 audio document 1
DELF A1 sample papers 4 audio document 2
DELF A1 sample papers 4 audio document 3
DELF A1 sample papers 4 audio document 4

In addition, you will find below the assessment grids of the writing and the speaking tests. We advise you to well study this assessment grid because it is on it that you will be assess and mark. So, if you well control the assessment criteria and you fit them well, you will get the maximum of points.

Assessment grid of DELF A1 writing test
Assessment grid of DELF A1 speaking test

​​The files of DELF A1 sample papers to be downloaded above are the property of the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques). These sample papers are the only DELF A1 past exams papers available to the public and authorized in distribution. All other sample papers are strictly confidential before, during and after examination sessions. You expose yourselves to civil and penal penalties in case of distribution of confidential sample papers.


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