Bec Higher Testbuilder Scan – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Bec Higher. The “BEC Higher Testbuilder” comprises the book itself, including all answer keys and listening transcripts, plus an audio CD. This is an effective, no- nonsense. BEC Higher Testbuilder is designed to improve exam performance and increase language competence for success in the Cambridge Business English.

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Finally, candidates listen to a long up to 5 minute dialogue in which two businessmen talk shop. As for the included audio CD itself, those familiar with EFL listening materials are in for no surprises. The only caveat is to avoid making yourself the only one in the room who appears enthused! These are then subdivided into their hgiher.

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The Speaking section of BEC, also in three parts, comprises an interview, a short presentation and a discussion. Neither the texts themselves tstbuilder the questions seem appreciably different from those of the real exam going by the examples in the official Cambridge BEC Higher handbook.

In any case, in addition to being cheaper, it has the plus feature of the detailed twstbuilder guidance, useful additional exercises and a very thorough answer key despite a few shortcomings, such as the lack of detailed comment on the writing samples. Then follows the tests themselves, of which there are a total of four, each comprising sections of each of the four skills- in this case, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

This could be useful stuff, but only as revision or support for more detailed study.


If it gets repetitive, why not spice it up by getting students to select cards at random, some involving eccentric, dangerous or extremely cynical attitudes or practices to incorporate or espouse in their presentations and discussions?

The reading section, for instance, has six parts, either having double page spreads parts or a single pages parts 5 and 6 so no page-flapping required!

The support material is good. A fourth possibility is that it might be used for intensive short courses, to plough quickly through exam material and show students what to expect. These are interesting enough for bfc casual teacher, and it is quite possible to read both texts and questions satisfactorily on the train to work, if your tight schedule testguilder a more through perusal! Here, 3-way multiple choice questions test for ability to identify ideas and opinions.

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It starts with information about the exam itself- useful if you are suddenly plunged into teaching a BEC class at the last minute! This is a plus feature of the official Cambridge exam books. It would also, of course, be possible to flesh out or adapt brc exercises.

To sum up, this is a good alternative to the official practice test books. Overall this is a very serviceable book, with a no-nonsense approach. The listening and speaking sections are similarly catered for, with mock-exam papers interspersed at certain higheer with exercises for developing exam skills.

This could test powers of diplomacy and persuasion! How might it be used? It is a two-pager, focusing on that particular part of the reading test in some detail and tedtbuilder questions aimed at developing awareness and instilling habits of analysis.

These are kept nice and simple. None involve the audio CD itself, instead referring the reader to transcripts.


Certainly, neither the narrator nor the bright and breezy actors loose marks for clarity of expression, even with the variety of accents on show. The alternative would be to have included these sections after every part of every test making 24 sectionseach building on the last. Self study or class exam practice book, with CD Authors: All parts are covered. Although it is always possible to use materials for other purposes, this book is very exam-focused and would not transfer naturally to testbuildeg contexts.

Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach testbuidler to write. These are fairly standard, but eminently bed. They do, however, provide concise revision material and as such are useful.

In fact, the part 1 practice tests here could be used with IELTS classes, perhaps to provide a bit of variety.

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Thirdly, it could be used for periodical mock exams in Business English classes. Students are asked to classify these, plus their attendant adverbs, arranging the latter in terms of tesgbuilder or speed of change.

Alternatively, those teaching short courses may appreciate the no-nonsense approach and pithy advice. Listenings are given similar treatment. Tesrbuilder is a good selection of idioms and figurative language e. Firstly, there is a single monologue a speech or presentation with sentence completion tasks which involves listening for specific information.