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BEC Exam

The BEC (Business English Certificate) exam is made up of three different levels. The BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher exams. In order to successfully pass all the levels a student must be well versed in general and business English. The certificates are very prestigious but also very difficult to obtain. Are you ready to take the BEC exam?

  • Are you able to pick out incorrect or unnecessary words out of sentences?
  • Do you have the ability to write business documents on any business topic?
  • Can you understand a business monologue such as on a T.V. news show?
  • Do you know how to pick up attitude and feeling from English text?
  • Can you hold a business related conversation without having to pause?
  • Are you able to give and have a complete business interview in English?
  • Can you easily read and understand business texts such as emails, economic newspapers or trade magazines?

If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, you may want to speak with one of Live Lingua's BEC tutors. The first trial BEC class is absolutely free. You can speak with the tutor to see if they think you are ready for the BEC test and they can propose a study plan for you. No credit card required, and no commitment.

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BEC Preliminary Exam

The BEC (Business English Certificate) Preliminary exam is the first test that most candidates take on their journey to complete the BEC exams. It is meant for students who have an intermediate level of business English. Even though it is the first of the BEC exams, the BEC Preliminary test should not be underestimated, and should be prepared for seriously. It tests how well a person is able to use business English in the work place and in the international business world. It consists of the following sections.

BEC

Preliminary
CONTENT
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
45 questions
60 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
2 subjects
45 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
30 questions
40 minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
3 topics
14 minutes

Do you have any questions about the BEC (Business English Certificate) Preliminary exam? You can speak to one of our BEC tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

BEC Vantage exam

The BEC (Business English Certificate) Vantage exam is the second test that most candidates take. It is meant for students who have an intermediate level of business English. This level of the exam requires a notable improvement in the candidates’ business English level when compared to the level necessary for the BEC Preliminary test. If you had trouble on the BEC Preliminary test or barely passed it is recommended that you study for at least 6 months before trying the BEC Vantage exam. It consists of the following sections.

BEC

Vantage
CONTENT
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
50 questions
30-40 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
40 questions
25 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
50 questions
55 minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
1 essay
30 minutes

Do you have any questions about the written BEC Vantage exam? You can speak to one of our BEC tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.

BEC Higher

The BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher exam is the final step in the BEC exam ladder. This test should only be attempted by people with a very high level of business English. If you have any difficulty in any areas of business interaction in English you should not yet attempt to take this test. Candidates who take this test want to prove that they are able to speak, listen, read, and write in almost any business environment around the world. The BEC Higher exam is made up of the following sections.

BEC

Higher
CONTENT
TIME

SECTION 1

LISTENING
52 questions
60 minutes

SECTION 2

READING
2 subjects
70 minutes

SECTION 3

WRITING
30 questions
40 minutes

SECTION 4

SPEAKING
3 topics
16 minutes

Do you have any questions about the written BEC Higher exam? You can speak to one of our BEC tutors for free to ask any question you may have. They will speak with you and evaluate how prepared you are.


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