Business Language Testing Service ( BULATS)
What level is BULATS?
The Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) is a multi-level test. There is no 'pass' or 'fail'. Instead you are given a score related to your CEF level.
Who is it for?
The BULATS Test is designed for companies and organisations. It is used to test English as well as French, German and Spanish.
What is the BULATS test like?
BULATS is published by Cambridge ESOL. The test has four sections. Each can be done separately.
- Computer test - about 60 minutes
- Standard test - on paper, 110 minutes. The test contains two sections: listening, and reading knowledge. The questions get progressively more difficult.
- part 1 - Understanding short conversations or monologues.
- part 2 - Taking down phone messages orders, notes, etc.
- part 3 - Listening for gist, identifying topic, context or function. Short monologues/ dialogues.
- part 4 - Listening to extend speech for detail and inference. Monologue/dialogue.
- Reading and Language Knowledge
- part 1
- section 1- Understanding notices, messages, timetables, adverts, leaflets, graphs, etc.
- section 2 - Grammar and vocabulary. Gapped sentences with multiple-choice.
- section 3 - Newspaper or magazine article, advert, leaflet, etc. Long text with multiple- choice task.
- section 4 - Grammar. Medium-length text, with 5 gaps.
- part 2
- section 1 - Reading for specific information. Four short texts with matching text. New!
- section 2 - Grammar and vocabulary. Medium-length text with multiple-choice cloze.
- section 3 - Grammar. Medium-length text, open-cloze.
- section 4 - Grammar and vocabulary. Gapped sentence with multiple-choice task.
- section 5 - Reading for gist and specific information. Newspaper or magazine article, report, etc. Long text with multiple-choice task.
- section 6 - Error correction task. Medium-length text.
- part 1
- Speaking - interview and presentation , 12 minutes
- Writing - two pieces of business writing, such as a letter or report, 45 minutes
Visit the BEC section of this web site for more Business English Practice Tests.