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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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?

All parts are covered. There then follows a few questions and a sample answer.

This could be useful stuff, but only as revision or support for more detailed study. This is a plus feature of the official Cambridge exam books. To sum up, this is a good alternative to the official practice test books.

My advice is to act like a weather man, prodding enthusiastically at example charts drawn on the board by students, eliciting descriptions from others. In fact, in one of the exercises, sections of hiher transcripts are copied and they have to do just that. These are kept nice and simple. There is a good selection of idioms and figurative language e. They do, however, provide concise revision material and as such are useful. Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach how to write.

Overall this is a very serviceable highr, with a no-nonsense approach. None involve the audio CD itself, instead referring the reader to transcripts. The support material is good.


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Here, 3-way multiple choice questions test for ability to identify ideas and opinions. The Speaking section of BEC, also in three parts, comprises an interview, a short presentation and a discussion. Firstly, it could provide self-study materials for students themselves, and perhaps accompany a course book such as Market Leader.

Thirdly, it could be used for periodical mock exams in Business English classes. Self study or class exam practice book, with CD Authors: 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.

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

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

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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. 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.

Finally, candidates listen to a long up to 5 minute dialogue in which two businessmen talk testbuiler. Obviously, the main readers of this book would be either students considering taking the exam, or their teachers.


BEC Testbuilder

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

Alternatively, those teaching short courses may appreciate the no-nonsense approach and pithy advice. Part two brings a series of five short monologues, accompanied by two sets of multiple-matching questions i.

festbuilder The only caveat is to avoid making yourself the only one in the room who appears enthused! This is an effective, no-nonsense exam practice book — accurate, authentic and helpful, but with limited classroom use. How might it be used?

Secondly, it could provide a useful basis testbuilcer business one-to-ones. 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. 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.