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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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. Self study or class exam testbuillder book, with CD Authors: On the one hand, the recordings are true enough to the testbuolder, and this approach makes for clarity; on the other, both students and teachers may be irritated by the neatly-scripted, cleanly-delivered speeches.

Overall this is a very serviceable book, with a no-nonsense approach. Secondly, the answer key is comprehensive and thorough- not merely giving the correct answers, but explaining why they are so. Here, 3-way multiple choice questions test for ability to identify ideas and opinions.

Firstly, there is a single monologue a speech or presentation with sentence completion tasks which involves listening for specific information. 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. In fact, the part 1 practice tests here could be used higjer IELTS classes, perhaps to provide a bit of variety.

None involve the audio CD itself, instead referring the yestbuilder to transcripts. These are then subdivided into their parts.

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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. The listening and speaking sections are similarly catered for, with mock-exam papers interspersed at certain points with exercises for developing exam skills.


My advice is to act like a weather man, prodding enthusiastically at example charts drawn on the board by students, eliciting descriptions from others. Firstly, it could provide self-study materials for students themselves, and perhaps accompany a course book such as Market Leader.

It would also, of course, be possible to flesh out or adapt the exercises. 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 testubilder or espouse in their presentations and discussions? They do, however, provide concise revision material and as such are useful.

BEC Listening is divided into three parts.

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This is a plus feature of the official Cambridge exam books. A fourth possibility is that it might be used for intensive short courses, to plough quickly through ttestbuilder material and show students what to expect. 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!

Part two brings a series of five short monologues, accompanied by two sets of multiple-matching questions i. Students are asked to classify these, hiyher their attendant adverbs, arranging the latter in terms of degree or speed of change.

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Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach how to write. This could be useful stuff, but only as revision or support for more detailed study.

This could test powers of diplomacy and persuasion! This is an effective, no-nonsense exam practice book — accurate, authentic and helpful, but with limited classroom use. There then follows a few questions and a sample answer. The only caveat is to avoid making yourself the only one in the room who appears enthused!

For all parts of the reading, we are given explanations as to why such and such an answer is correct. Finally, candidates listen to a long up to 5 minute dialogue in which two businessmen talk shop. In fact, in one of the exercises, sections of the transcripts are copied and they have to do just that. It starts with information about the exam itself- useful if you are testbuildsr plunged into teaching a BEC class at the last minute!


Listenings are given similar treatment. Although it is always possible teatbuilder use materials for other purposes, this book is very exam-focused and would not transfer naturally to other contexts. Neither the texts themselves nor the questions seem appreciably different from those of the real exam going by the examples in the official Cambridge BEC Higher handbook.

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

Obviously, the main readers of this book would be either students considering taking the exam, or their teachers. Then follows the tests themselves, of which there testbuildee a total of four, each comprising sections of each of the four skills- in this case, reading, writing, listening and speaking. 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.

These are kept nice and simple. Alternatively, those teaching short courses may appreciate the no-nonsense approach and pithy advice. These are fairly standard, but eminently useable. Although it does not contain actual past papers, you teztbuilder be hard pressed to see a significant difference, although hard-nosed BEC aficionados may possibly disagree.

The Speaking section of BEC, also in three parts, comprises an interview, a short presentation and a discussion. 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! The alternative would be to have included these sections after every part of every test making 24 sectionseach building on the last.