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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Listenings are given similar treatment. As you can see, all question types are standardised and predictable like FCE etc, but unlike IELTSso it is quite easy to find specific examples for exam practice. Secondly, it could provide a useful basis for business one-to-ones. In fact, in one of the exercises, sections hestbuilder the transcripts are copied and they have to do just that.

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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?

But, as in most EFL recordings, the speech seems hhigher, with exaggerated stress on content words and a lack of hesitation, inhibition and changing-mind-mid-sentence, which are all common features of real speech affecting vocabulary and grammar. The listening and speaking sections are similarly catered for, with mock-exam papers interspersed at certain points with exercises for developing trstbuilder skills.

It appears to be mainly geared toward self-study, but there is opportunity for it to be used in some classroom contexts. My advice is to act like a weather man, prodding enthusiastically at example charts drawn gestbuilder the board by students, eliciting descriptions from others. In fact, the part 1 practice tests here could be used with IELTS classes, perhaps to provide a bit of variety. There then follows a few questions and a sample answer. These are fairly standard, but eminently useable.


Alternatively, those teaching short courses may appreciate highfr no-nonsense approach and pithy advice. Overall this is a very serviceable book, with a no-nonsense approach.

In any case, in addition to being cheaper, it beec the plus feature of the detailed exam 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. You can just sit back and pretend to read the Financial Times. All parts are covered. This is a plus feature of the official Cambridge exam books. BEC Listening is divided into three parts. The only caveat is to avoid making yourself the only one in the room who appears enthused!

On the one hand, the recordings are true enough to the exam, and this approach makes for clarity; on the other, both students and teachers may be irritated by the neatly-scripted, cleanly-delivered speeches.

This is an effective, no-nonsense exam practice book — accurate, authentic and helpful, but with limited classroom use. These are kept nice and simple. Although it does not contain actual past papers, you would be hard pressed to see a significant difference, although hard-nosed BEC aficionados may possibly disagree. This activity could be extended to the whole of the scripts. None involve the audio CD itself, instead hiher the reader to transcripts. The alternative would be to have included these sections after every part of every test making 24 sectionseach building on the last.

It is a two-pager, focusing on that particular part of the reading test in some detail and posing questions aimed at developing awareness and instilling habits of analysis. Thirdly, it could be used for periodical mock exams in Business English classes.

It starts with information about the exam itself- useful if you are suddenly plunged into teaching a BEC class at the last higner

These are interesting enough for the casual teacher, and it is quite possible to read both texts and questions satisfactorily on the train to higheg, if your tight schedule forbids a more through perusal!


There is a good selection of idioms and figurative language e.

Students gestbuilder asked to classify these, plus their attendant adverbs, arranging the latter in terms of degree or speed of change. 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!

Self study or class exam practice book, with CD Authors: How might it be used? Finally, candidates listen to a long up to 5 minute dialogue in which two businessmen talk shop. Certainly, neither the narrator nor the bright and breezy actors loose marks for clarity of expression, even with the variety of accents testbujlder show. Firstly, there is a single monologue testbuolder speech or presentation with sentence completion tasks which involves listening for specific information.

As for the included audio CD itself, those familiar with EFL listening materials are in for no surprises.


Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach how to write. Secondly, the answer key is comprehensive and thorough- not merely giving the correct answers, but explaining why they are so.

The role of the teacher might be superfluous here, though, since the students can check their own answers in the back of the book and even see the why the correct answer was so. Obviously, the main readers of this book would be either students considering taking the exam, or their teachers. Perhaps the authors felt this would be repetitive or unnecessary- but then there would of course be no obligation to read them all.

These are then subdivided into their parts.