BEC HIGHER TESTBUILDER PDF

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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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. Neither the texts themselves nor the questions seem appreciably different from those of the real exam going by higber examples in the hiher Cambridge BEC Higher handbook. These are fairly standard, but eminently useable. These are then subdivided into their parts. 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 kept nice and simple.

BEC Higher Testbuilder

For all parts of the reading, we are given explanations as to why such and such an answer is correct. 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! 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.

All parts are covered.

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Testbujlder fact, in one of the exercises, sections of the transcripts are copied and they have to do just that. Finally, candidates listen to a long up to 5 minute dialogue in which two businessmen talk shop. 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.

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

Self study or class tesstbuilder practice book, with CD Authors: Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach how to write.

The Speaking section of BEC, also in three parts, comprises an interview, a short presentation and a discussion. 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.

Students are asked to classify these, plus their attendant adverbs, arranging the latter in terms of degree or speed of change. It appears to be mainly geared toward self-study, but there is opportunity for it to be used in some classroom highef. Firstly, it could provide self-study materials for students themselves, and perhaps accompany a course book such as Market Leader. The only caveat is to avoid making yourself the only one in the room who appears enthused! As for the included audio CD itself, those tetbuilder with EFL listening materials are in for no surprises.

This is an effective, no-nonsense exam practice higger — accurate, authentic and helpful, but with limited classroom use. 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?

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. Obviously, the main readers of this book would be either students considering taking the exam, or their teachers. There is a good selection of idioms and figurative language hiher.

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. Here, 3-way multiple choice questions test for ability to identify ideas and opinions. They do, hgiher, provide concise revision material and as such are useful. Certainly, neither the narrator nor the bright and breezy actors loose marks for clarity of expression, even with the variety of accents on show.

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How might it be used? 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. Although it is always possible to use materials for other purposes, this book is very exam-focused and would not transfer naturally to other testbbuilder.

Thirdly, it could be used for periodical hhigher exams in Business English classes.

In fact, the tetbuilder 1 practice tests here could be used with IELTS classes, perhaps to provide a bit of variety. This is a plus feature of the official Cambridge exam books. Firstly, there is a single monologue a speech or presentation with sentence completion tasks which involves listening for specific information.

To sum up, this is a good alternative to the official practice test books. BEC Listening is divided into three parts.

Overall this is a very serviceable book, with a no-nonsense approach.

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A fourth possibility is that it might be used for testbuulder short courses, to plough quickly through exam material and show students what to expect. This could be useful stuff, but only as revision or support for more detailed study.

The alternative would be to have included these sections after every part of every test making 24 sectionseach building on the last. It would also, of course, be possible to flesh out or adapt the exercises.