CAMBRIDGE Business Exam
A B2 Business Vantage certificate shows that you can:
write short business messages and reports
read articles from business publications
listen to, understand and give your opinions in meetings.
Reasons to choose B2 Business Vantage:
Improve your career opportunities – get the English language skills you need to be successful.
Succeed in business-related studies with English language skills you can prove.
Accepted globally by top international companies like Procter & Gamble, HSBC and AstraZeneca, as well as education institutions and business schools.
B2 Business Vantage
formerly known as Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage), is one of the Cambridge English Qualifications. It shows employers that you're ready to do business at an international level.
With a B2 Business Vantage qualification, you show employers that you are ready to work successfully in international business. This exam could help you when applying for new jobs, getting a promotion, or developing your career.
and B2 Business Vantage is the second of these exams. The content for each exam is based on everyday work and business tasks and is designed to develop your business English skills.
Cambridge B2 Business Vantage is a thorough test of all areas of language ability.
The exam is made up of four papers developed to test your English language skills.
The Speaking test is taken face to face, with two candidates and two examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.
Reading (1 hour)
Writing (45 minutes)
Listening (about 40 minutes)
Speaking (14 minutes per pair of candidates)
It is important to familiarise yourself with the tasks and what they demand of you, and to get accustomed to doing them. They are designed to enable you to show that you can do in English, but you will only be able to do this if you understand what is involved and what is being tested.
For example, in the Writing test if you are not familiar with the type of tasks, do not know which particular skills are being assessed or are not used to writing within a time limit, then you may not be able to demonstrate your true ability.
Although knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is certainly important, it is essential to realise that you are being assessed on a range of skills and on your communicative ability.
So, for example, in the Speaking test you are assessed on your ability to interact with your partner and keep a conversation going, as well as use of language.