Practical Business English Exam
What does the Practical Business English Exam test?
At this level, candidates are expected to have an A2+ level of English. The Business English exams are based on a candidate's ability to perform certain practical functions in the workplace. Therefore the Practical Business English exam does not have a specific grammar and structures syllabus as the business context tends to demand set structures. However, the syllabus of the corresponding level (A2+) of the General English examinations gives an overview of the language expected at this level.
What does the candidate have to do in their Practical Business English test?
- gap fill
- note taking
- match responses to statements/ questions
- read emails of different functions
- write an email using information extracted from a text
- write an email in response to a given situation
In a typical office or workplace context, the student can:
- listen to, understand and record practical factual information given in message form
- deal with basic social situations, such as making introductions, making requests, asking/giving permission, showing gratitude
- deal with the basic methods of modern office communication i.e. write an accurate email from information provided; write an appropriate email response to an enquiry