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I’m due to teach a BEC Vantage course next week and I’m really looking forward to it. BEC stands for Business English Certificate and it is a Cambridge ESOL Examination which tests learners on their English ability through a business context. The exam tests a learner’s knowledge of the English language not their knowledge of business and so the exam is divided into four areas which are reading, writing speaking and listening.
Since the beginning of January I've been preparing a mixed nationality class for their IELTS exam. 'IELTS' stands for 'International English Language Testing System', is recognised worldwide and has two versions, Academic and General. The Academic IELTS exam acts as an entrance test for non-native English speakers - like my students - wishing to attend university in predominantly English-speaking countries - in this case the UK. In this post I'll be giving you some advice on how to improve your score.