BEC Vantage

What is the BEC Vantage test like?
The test has five sections:

  1. Reading - 60 minutes, 45 questions
    1. part 1 - matching 7 sentences to four short texts
    2. part 2 - text with sentences missing
    3. part 3 - text with multiple choice questions
    4. part 4 - text with multiple choice gaps
    5. part 5 - Identification of additional unnecessary words in text
  2. Writing - 2 tasks , 45 minutes
  3. Listening - 40 minutes, 30 questions
    1. part 1 - note completion, 3 short passages
    2. part 2 - matching
    3. part 3 - multiple choice
  4. Speaking - interview, normally with another candidate, 15 minutes