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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There then follows a few questions and a sample answer. 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 tesybuilder to incorporate or espouse in their presentations and discussions? Certainly, neither the narrator nor the bright and breezy actors loose marks for clarity of expression, even with the variety of accents on show.

Firstly, it could provide self-study materials for students themselves, and perhaps accompany a course book such as Market Leader. In fact, in one of the exercises, sections of the transcripts are copied and they have to do just that.

This is an effective, no-nonsense exam practice book — accurate, authentic and helpful, but with limited classroom use. The alternative would be to have included these sections after every part of every test making 24 sectionseach building on the last.

Alternatively, those teaching short courses may appreciate the no-nonsense approach and pithy advice.

Secondly, it could provide a useful basis for business one-to-ones. Hlgher 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! BEC Listening is divided into three parts.


In any case, in addition to being cheaper, it has 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. 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. On the one hand, the recordings are true enough to the exam, and testbuileer approach makes for clarity; on the other, both students and teachers may be irritated by the neatly-scripted, cleanly-delivered speeches.

This could test powers of diplomacy and persuasion! Listenings are given similar treatment. This activity could be extended to the whole of the scripts.

BEC Higher Testbuilder

To sum up, this is a good alternative to the official practice test books. A fourth possibility is that it might be used for intensive short courses, to plough highr through exam material and show students jigher to expect. But, as in most EFL recordings, the speech seems artificial, 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.

Thirdly, it could be used for periodical mock exams in Business English classes. 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. There is a good selection of idioms and figurative language e. My advice is to act like a weather man, prodding enthusiastically at example charts drawn on the board by students, eliciting descriptions from others.


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These are then subdivided into their parts. How might it be used?

They do, however, provide concise revision material highe as such are useful. Secondly, the answer key is comprehensive and thorough- not merely giving the correct answers, but explaining why they are so. Self study or class exam practice book, with CD Authors: 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.

BEC Testbuilder

For all parts of the reading, we are given explanations as to why such and such an answer is correct. Perhaps the authors felt this would be repetitive or unnecessary- but then there would of course be no obligation to read them all.

Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach how to write. Although it is always possible to use materials for other purposes, this book is very exam-focused and would not transfer naturally to other contexts.

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