BEC Vantage (Business English B2) Exam Preparation - Reading
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BEC Vantage (Business English B2) Exam Preparation - Reading

Tips, methods and techniques for greatly increasing your reading exam success chances
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Created by Derek Smith
Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the BEC Vantage Reading exam format.
  • Know where to take the time to read carefully and where to save time by skimming.
  • Use specific techniques to tackle each part of the reading exam.
  • Use general methods that apply to all exam parts.
  • Approach the reading part of the exam with increased confidence and ability.
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Requirements
  • Students should be at the B2 level English. Upper B1 students should also benefit from the course.
Description

Exams are stressful !!!

One of the best ways to reduce this stress is to be well-prepared, knowing that you've put in all the necessary effort.

Your BEC Vantage exam comprises four equal parts, namely 

  • reading 
  • writing 
  • listening 
  • speaking

The exam is not cheap. You owe it to yourself to give yourself every chance to succeed and pass this important exam. 

This course will focus on each individual part of the reading test and provide tips and methods for how to approach the parts and how to successfully complete the reading test. The examples used are actual exam questions.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are planning to take their BEC Business English Vantage (B2 level) exam and wish to learn methods that will increase their success chances.
  • Learners below the B1 level will find the course too challenging.
  • Learners above the B2 level will find the course too easy.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:09:10
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Introduction and Course Overview
1 Lecture 05:54

This introductory video provides a brief outline of the course and exam. 

The exam example used on this course is also available for downloading, as required.

Preview 05:54
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Reading Test Part 1 - Matching
5 Lectures 15:34

This short video introduces the format of part 1 of the reading test.

Preview 02:58

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the introduction and example answer.

Preview 02:20

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the questions.

Preview 02:59

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the four text blocks.

Preview 04:19

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the answers.

Preview 02:58

A few quick questions, just to make sure that the basic concept is clear.

Part 1 Practical Example - the Quiz
2 questions
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Reading Test Part 2 - Matching
5 Lectures 12:08

This short video introduces the format of part 2 of the reading test.

Part 2 Exam Format
02:15

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the introduction and text.

Part 2 Practical Example - Introduction and Text
01:14

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the sentences.

Part 2 Practical Example - the Sentences
03:12

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the example answer.

Part 2 Practical Example - the Example
01:31

In order to keep the videos from becoming too large, I have split the screencast part into four separate videos, which also has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the answers.

Part 2 Practical Example - the Answers
03:56

Part 2 Practical Example - the Quiz
1 question
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Reading Test Part 3 - Multiple Choice
3 Lectures 13:10

This short video introduces the format of part 3 of the reading test.

Part 3 Exam Format
02:08

I have split the screencast part into two separate videos, which has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the introduction.

Part 3 Practical Example - Introduction
02:31

I have split the screencast part into two separate videos, which has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the answers.

Part 3 Practical Example - the Answers
08:31

Part 3 Practical Example - the Quiz
1 question
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Reading Test Part 4 - Multiple Choice Cloze
3 Lectures 06:41
This short video introduces the format of part 4 of the reading test.


Part 4 Exam Format
01:53

I have split the screencast part into two separate videos, which has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the introduction and example.

Part 4 Practical Example - Introduction and Example
02:03

I have split the screencast part into two separate videos, which has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the answers.

Part 4 Practical Example - the Answers
02:45
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Reading Test Part 5 - Proofreading
3 Lectures 12:56

This short video introduces the format of part 5 of the reading test.

The sentence mentioned in the video is this one:

“Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.”

For an interesting article that looks at this puzzle in more depth, please checkout this post of mine: https://business-english-success.com/how-many-fs-riddle-and-proofreading

Part 5 Exam Format
03:54

I have split the screencast part into two separate videos, which has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the introduction and examples.

Part 5 Practical Example - Introduction and Example
02:12

I have split the screencast part into two separate videos, which has the advantage of making navigation easier, should you wish to refer back to a specific part.

This video describes the answers.

Part 5 Practical Example - the Answers
06:50

Part 5 Practical Example - the Quiz
2 questions
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Summary
1 Lecture 02:47

This video summarises the course and exam tips.

The complete answers to the example test are available for downloading, if required.

Summary and Overview
02:47
About the Instructor
Derek Smith
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Qualified and experienced Business English trainer

I'm a native Brit and a qualified TEFL/TESOL teacher with Business English specialisation. 

For the last 10 years, I've been teaching English courses in Germany. 

Specifically, I've also been teaching exam preparation classes for BEC Higher (C1) and BEC Vantage (B2). My students tend to pass the exam.

This has the disadvantage of being geographically limiting. I'm really excited to be able to offer these courses online now and help many more people pass these important exams.