Exam Details


Students recite one poem from a choice of four for their Year level.

The poems MUST be learnt off by heart .

The title of the poem and the name of the poet must be cited.

The poem recited MUST be exactly as cited on the Alliance Française de Melbourne website.


Total Duration 45 minutes ( including 5 minutes reading time)
Listening skills
15 minutes
Listening and responding in English ( 15 marks)

2 spoken texts
1 minute pause between each playing
Short answers in English

Reading skills
15 minutes
Reading and responding in English (15 marks)

2 texts totalling a maximum of 250 words.
Short answers in English

10 minutes
Multiple choice section in French (10 marks)


Performance – 9 minutes total composing TWO parts.
1. General Conversation – 4 minutes Based on the 5 VCE topics: various everyday topics such as school, leisure, family, work and future aspirations.
2. Either recitation of poem or presentation of a theme or a photograph - 5 minutes

- The candidate is to recite one poem of appropriate year level from the AFM selection and answer questions related to the poem and the poet.


- The candidate announces the topic/theme chosen for detailed study and, in one minute, briefly introduces (with or without notes) the main focus of their study; including (if any) resources or objects brought to support the discussion. The assessor then asks questions related to this topic. The focus of the discussion is to explore aspects of the language.  The student may support the discussion with objects such as photographs, diagrams, and maps.


- The candidate chooses and prepares one of the 5 photos supplied by the AFM. On the day of the examination, the candidate will give (with or without notes) a brief presentation (1 minute maximum) of their chosen photo by describing it and will answer questions (4 minutes) related to the chosen topic.


Total Duration

135 minutes (including 15 minutes reading time)

Section 1
Approx.30 minutes

Listening and responding (30 marks):

PART A – responses in English
PART B – responses in full French Sentences

Section 2
Approx. 40 minutes

Reading and responding (30-35 marks):

PART A – responses in English
PART B - responses in full French Sentences

Section 3

Approx. 50 minutes

Writing in French(15 marks)

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