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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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.

Firstly, there is a single monologue tewtbuilder speech or presentation with sentence completion tasks which involves listening for specific information. Alternatively, those teaching short courses may appreciate the no-nonsense approach and pithy advice. This activity could be extended to the whole of the scripts. It appears to be mainly geared toward self-study, but there is opportunity for it to be used in some classroom contexts.

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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! Certainly, neither the narrator nor the bright and breezy actors loose marks for clarity of expression, even with the variety of accents on show. 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. Firstly, it could provide self-study materials for students themselves, and perhaps accompany a course book such as Market Leader. Clearly, at 2 pages long a go, these are not intended to teach how to write.

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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.

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.

There is a good selection of idioms and figurative language e. How might it be used? This could be useful stuff, but only as revision or support for more detailed study. It would highr, of course, be possible to flesh out or adapt the exercises. Self study or class exam practice book, with CD Authors: The listening and speaking sections are similarly catered for, with mock-exam papers interspersed at certain points with exercises for developing exam skills.

The role of the teacher gec 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 testbkilder. 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. Overall this is a highet serviceable book, with a no-nonsense approach.

None involve the audio CD itself, instead referring the reader to transcripts. To sum up, this is a good testbbuilder to the official practice test books. BEC Listening is divided testbuilser three parts. 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!

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These are then subdivided into their parts. 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.

The only caveat trstbuilder to avoid making yourself the only one in the room who appears enthused! Obviously, the main readers of this book would be either students considering taking the exam, or their teachers.

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As for the included audio CD itself, those familiar with EFL listening materials are in for no surprises. My advice is to act like a weather man, prodding enthusiastically at example charts drawn on the board by students, eliciting descriptions from others.

Here, 3-way multiple choice questions test highwr ability to identify ideas and opinions. Finally, candidates listen to a long up to 5 minute dialogue in which two businessmen talk shop.

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Part two brings a series of five short monologues, accompanied by two sets of multiple-matching questions i. This is an effective, no-nonsense exam practice book — accurate, authentic and helpful, but with highe classroom use. Students are asked to classify these, plus their attendant adverbs, arranging the latter in terms of degree or speed of change.