BEC tests

Intelligent Business is benchmarked with the BEC suite of Business English exams.

Developed and administered by Cambridge ESOL, the Business English Certificates (B.E.C.) are available at three levels: 'Preliminary', 'Vantage' and 'Higher'. Complete practice tests are available for each of these three levels – simply choose a level you are looking for:

BEC Preliminary

Intelligent Business Elementary is benchmarked to the Preliminary level. The BEC Preliminary exam tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills and is organised as follows:

Reading and Writing Test - 1 hour and 30 minutes - Reading divided into 7 parts; Writing divided into 2 tasks
(Please note Reading and Writing)

Listening Test - approx. 40 minutes - divided into 4 parts

Speaking Test - 12 minutes - divided into 3 parts

To download material needed for a complete BEC Preliminary test – click on the links below:

Writing Test

Part One

Part Two

Listening Test Audio

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

(Files are in MP3 format.)

Speaking Test

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Answer Key

Answer key document