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Preparing for your Cambridge Business English Certificate Higher (BEC Higher) ?

You may be pleased to know that West Wimbledon College has for years been helping countless pass their BEC Higher exams through our full and part time preparation course at our learning centre in West Wimbledon.


BEC Higher is a proficiency test of Business English at an advanced level. Success means proof of a high level of competence in English for the workplace. BEC Higher assesses language ability used in the context of business at the Council of Europe's Effective Operational Proficiency Level (C1) for general language proficiency.


Reading 1 hour Candidates are to complete the six task types which include: multiple choice, matching, word level gap-filling, sentence level gap-filling, multiple choice gap-filling and error identification.
Writing 1 hour 10 minutes Candidates are to complete two tasks. One task is to produce a short report based on some graphic input, and write 120 to 140 words. The second task is to either write a report, proposal or piece of business correspondence.
Speaking 16 minutes Candidates are examined in pairs by two external examiners. Students are to respond to questions, give mini-presentations, take part in a collaborative task, and take part in a discussion with the other candidate.
Listening 40 minutes Candidates will listen to three tasks of the following task types: gap-filing or note completion, matching and multiple choice.


  1. Cambridge Business English Certificate Vantage and Higher
  2. Preparation for Cambridge Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC Vantage)


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