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TCF - Test de connaissance du franais

o Compulsory examinations(Rs.6000) Listening comprehension Use of language structures Reading comprehension Optional examinations(Rs. 2500 each) Spoken expression Written expression

Detailed information
It is composed of three compulsory examinations and two optional examinations

Three compulsory examinations Listening comprehension 30 questions 25 minutes 80 questions 1 h 30 mins Use of language structures 20 questions 20 minutes

Two optional examinations Spoken expression 15 minutes

2h Written expression

Reading comprehension
30 questions 45 minutes

1 h 45

The three compulsory examinations (80 questions)


These take the form of multiple choice questions, with a total of 80 questions. Of the four available answers for each question, only one is correct. The questions get progressively more difficult, going from level A1 to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Listening comprehension (30 questions, 25 minutes)

This test is divided into four parts: Part 1 tests candidates' ability to interpret statements dealing with pictures, images or illustrations depicting everyday scenes; Part 2 tests candidates' ability to understand recorded extracts of brief real-life exchanges (greetings, questions, phone conversations, inquiries, travel announcements, weather bulletins, etc.); Part 3 tests candidates' ability to understand a series of conversation snippets (two or three short conversations); Part 4 tests candidates' ability to understand a presentation, a radio programmebrief extracts from radio newscasts. Candidates may have to cope with several questions on a single extract or rapid delivery by speakers, or background noise. PART 1 You will hear four sentences. One sentence corresponds to the situation suggested by the image. You must click the one that best fits the given situation. To check if you chose the correct answer, click on "verify". You will hear the questions and answers only once.

Click on the correct answer. A B C D

Part 2
You will hear a question followed by four answers. You must click the one that best fits the expected response. To check if you chose the correct answer, click on "verify". You will not hear the questions and answers only once.

Question1 Mp3 (57KB) Real (96KB) Question2 Mp3 (81KB) Real (130KB) Question3 Mp3 (65KB) Real (107KB) Question4 Mp3 (65KB) Real (107KB)

Click on the correct answer A B C D Click on the correct answer A B C D Click on the correct answer A B C D Click on the correct answer A B C D

Part 3 You will hear a short conversation followed by a question and four answers. You must click the one that best fits the expected response.To check if you chose the correct answer, click on "verify". Question PART 4 You will hear an extract from a document radio followed by a question and four answers. You must click the one that best fits the expected response. To check if you chose the correct answer, click on "verify". Question Mp3 (281KB) Real (442KB) How much money has been diverted? At about 500 Francs. B about 1500 francs. C. to about 10,000 francs. D about 30,000 francs. Mp3 (66KB) Real (107KB) What is the problem? A inequality in working time. B Lack of leisure during the week. C. The reduction of working time. D The opening of shops on Sundays.

Compulsory examinations - Use of language structures


Use of language structures: grammar and vocabulary (20 questions, 20 minutes)
The questions assess the candidate's ability to identify and select the correct wording in syntactic and lexical structures. The questions are always linked with communicative situations and the context of France or French-speaking countries. For each question, four options, A, B, C or D are available. You must click the one that best fits the expected response. To check if you chose the correct answer, click on "verify".

Q1 Je ne suis pas sr(e) que ce bus . A - va B - alla C - aille D - ait . jusqu'au chteau de Versailles. Q2 Ton caf est trop chaud ! . A - Faites B - Ferez C - Feras D - Fais . attention ne pas te brler ! -Q3 Tu as des nouvelles de Michel et Claudia ? - Non, ... A - dans B - a fait C - depuis D - aprs . combien de temps qu'ils sont partis ? Q4Elle a un compte en banque bien garni. A - pourtant B - bien qu' C - en dpit d' D - malgr . elle se plaint de ne pas avoir assez d'argent.

Q5 L'avocat. A - que B - lequel C - auquel D - duquel . nous nous sommes adresss est un des meilleurs de Paris. Q6 Le prsident : " Nous avons ngoci la rduction du temps de travail 35 heures par semaine ". Il a indiqu . A - qu'ils auraient ngoci la rduction du temps de travail. B - qu'ils ngocieraient la rduction du temps de travail. C - qu'ils ngociaient la rduction du temps de travail. D - qu'ils avaient ngoci la rduction du temps de travail.

ANSWERS

Reading comprehension (30 questions, 45 minutes)


The questions assess the candidate's ability to: identify the gist of documents used in everyday communicative situations (short messages from friends or work colleagues); identify the gist of and find specific information in everyday material (advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables, etc.); find specific information about people, facts or events (personal letters, etc.); find fine points of detail and detailed information in texts written in everyday language relating to everyday life or to work; understand the points of view of authors on concrete or abstract topics in articles and reports;

The documents are representative of texts that can be read in France or French-speaking countries. For each question, four options, A, B, C or D are available. You must click the one that best fits the expected response. To check if you chose the correct answer, click on "verify". Pour chaque question, quatre possibilits, A, B, C ou D vous sont proposes. Vous devez cliquer sur celle qui correspond le mieux la rponse attendue. Pour vrifier si vous avez choisi la bonne rponse, cliquez sur " vrifier ". Q1 Lisez le document et choisissez la bonne rponse. PIETONS UTILISEZ LE PASSAGE SOUTERRAIN Que signifie ce panneau ? A - Le passage souterrain est ferm. B - Il faut passer par le passage souterrain. C - Les pitons ne peuvent pas traverser. D - Le passage souterrain n'est pas sr Q2 Lisez le document et choisissez la bonne rponse. N'emportez pas les serviettes de bain la plage A qui est destine cette annonce ? A - des marchands de glace. B - des matres nageurs. C - des clients d'htel. D - des clients de restaurant. Q3

Lisez le document et choisissez la bonne rponse. Montpellier, le 18 mai Chre Florence, Nous partons en vacances Rome du 15 juillet au 15 aot. La maison est grande et les enfants ne viennent qu'une semaine avec nous. Si tu veux, tu peux venir nous retrouver partir du 1er aot et rester jusqu' la fin des vacances. Nous attendons ta rponse. Bises, Corinne et Yves

Ce document reprsente : A - une carte postale. B - une publicit. C - une lettre. D - une carte de visite. L'objectif du document est de : A - faire une rclamation. B - faire une proposition. C - donner une explication. D - faire un commentaire.

Q4 Lisez le document et choisissez la bonne rponse.

Allumez votre tlphone Pour allumer votre tlphone, maintenez la touche enfonce jusqu' ce que le tlphone s'allume. Si vous avez besoin de retirer la batterie, vous devez d'abord teindre votre tlphone. Pour cela, appuyez sur la touche jusqu' ce que l'cran s'teigne. Votre premier appel Composez d'abord le numro de votre correspondant puis lancez l'appel en appuyant sur la touche OK. Dimensions : 132 x 50 x 26 mm. Poids : 154 g. Vous venez de lire : A - un mode d'emploi. B - une publicit. C - une annonce. D - un rsum. Pour utiliser l'appareil, il faut : A - faire le numro du correspondant. B - appuyer longuement sur la touche . C - appuyer une fois sur la touche OK. D - teindre d'abord la batterie.

Q5 Lisez le document et choisissez la bonne rponse. MAIRIE DE PARIS La Mairie de Paris et l'association Paris-Bambelle organisent une fte, de janvier dcembre 2002, aux portes de Paris, dans le bois de Boulogne. La nouvelle parade ImaginAir sera prsente au public ds le 1er janvier. Entre du parc gratuite pour les enfants de moins de 4 ans. Dpart des cars toutes les demi-heures, devant la Mairie. Les voitures pourront se garer l'entre du bois. Ce document parle : A - d'une visite de la mairie de Paris. B - d'une fte organise dans Paris. C - d'une fte dans un parc prs de Paris. D - d'une exposition pour l'anne 2002. A qui s'adresse-t-il ? : A - tout le monde sans exception. B - tous les automobilistes. C - uniquement aux enfants. D - seulement aux Parisiens.

Spoken expression (interview; 15 minutes maximum)

The spoken expression examination takes the form of a one-to-one interview with an examiner. No preparation is required for this examination. The questions asked are divided into six levels, from level A1 to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The interview is recorded and sent to the CIEP for assessment after the examination.

The candidate is assessed on their ability to communicate and react to the cues given by the examiner. Candidates are asked to: describe places (home, work, etc.) and people; talk about their living conditions, and current, recent or future work or studies; describe experiences, events and plans; explain a plan or an idea, the plot of a book or film and express their reactions; explain the advantages and disadvantages of a plan, give their opinion, express their agreement and disagreement; present a clear and structured argument in a style appropriate to the context; present detailed and structured descriptions of complex topics, developing particular points and rounding off with a conclusion. This is a spontaneous speaking test without any prior preparation. The test is dispensed by an examiner and is given individually. Interviews are recorded on cassette and sent to CIEP for marking. Tests are marked by a team of accredited trainers and each mark is double-checked. The examiner's opinion is also taken into consideration during marking. Test duration: 15 minutes.

Sample questions for speaking test: Question 1: Do you work or are you a student? Please describe your job/studies. Question 2: What did you do for your last holidays? Question 3: What made you decide to sit this test? Question 4: Is being able to speak at least one foreign language important? Why? Question 5: Should minors be allowed to buy cigarettes? Question 6: Nowadays, new communications technologies are constantly emerging, but do people communicate better than in the past?