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Cambridge English: Business Vantage Overview

Exam Overview

Level B2 of the CEFR What should a learner at this level be able to do?

Cambridge English: Business Certificates (BEC) is a suite of three qualifications - Cambridge English: Business Preliminary, Business Vantage, and Business Higher - designed to test English language ability used in the context of business. They are suitable for adults who are either preparing for a career in business or already in work. The exams cover the same range of language skills as Cambridge's General English exams, but with the emphasis on activities that are common in business.

Cambridge English: Business Certificates is available in a computer-based format as well as paper-based tests. Candidates taking the computer-based version take the Reading, Writing and Listening parts of the test on screen. The face-to-face Speaking test is the same for both the computer-based and paper-based versions of Cambridge English: Business Certificates.

Paper

Content

Time

Weighting

Reading 5 parts/45 questions 1 hour 25%
Writing 2 Writing tasks 45 minutes 25%
Listening 3 parts/30 questions 40 minutes (approx. including time for the transfer of answers) 25%
Speaking 3 parts 14 minutes 25%

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