Essential BULATS - IsBN 9780521618304 - Ver 2
Essential BULATS ISBN 9780521618304...
The BULATS Listening Test
The BULATS Reading and Language Knowledge Test 24-25 Part 1 > Section 1
Part 1 > Section 2
Part 1 .Section 3
Part l , Section 4
Part 2> Section 1
Part 2, Section 2
Part 2, Section 3
Part 2, Section 4
Part 2, Section 5
Part 2, Section 6
The BULATS Writing Test
The BULATS Speaking Test
The BULATS Computer Test
Answer key and recording scripts
Sample Answer Sheets
Introduction Who is this book for? Essential BULATS is for anyone preparing to take the BULATS test. It can be used at home, or in class with a teacher.
What is in this book?
Essential BULATS covers all parts of the BULATS test. The book covers the Standard Test (Listening, and Reading and Language Knowledge), the Writing Test and the Speaking Test. There is also an introduction to the Computer Test. The CD ROM provides an introduction to the Computer Test. It contains the 8 question types assessed on the BULATS Computer Test. These are Listening tasks (Listen and Select; Listen and Select (graphic); and Extended Listening) and Reading and Language Knowledge tasks (Read and Select; Extended Reading; Multiple-choice gap fill; Open gap fill; and Gapped sentences). The questions on the CD ROM are exactly the same as the questions in the book, but the CD ROM allows you to try these questions on screen, in the same format as they appear in the BULATS Computer Test. However, if you prefer, you can practise these questions in the book instead. The Audio CD contains the listening material for Essential BULATS.
How is this book organised? Essential B ULATS is organised by test paper (the Listening Test, the Reading and Language Knowledge Test, the Writing Test and the Speaking Test). Each section opens with a general introduction to each part of the test. This is followed by practice material to help you prepare for each part of the test, such as skills practice and test practice. After each section there is a sample practice test on the part of the test you have just practised. The sample practice test sections are provided by Cambridge ESOL and so offer the most authentic test preparation available for BULATS. If you prefer to take the Computer Test question types on screen, instead of in the book, these questions are provided on the CD ROM. The answer key and recording scripts appear at the back of the book. You can use the book in any order you wish. For example, if you would like to practise for the Reading and Language Knowledge questions, you can go directly to this section.
Further information If you would like any further information on BULATS, please visit the website at www.BULATS.org.
The BULATS Listening Test takes about 55 minutes. This includes 5 minutes at the end to transfer your answers onto a separate Answer Sheet. You can see an example of an Answer Sheet on page 94. There are 50 questions in the Listening Test. The questions, in general, become more difficult. as you go through the test .
The aim of the test is to see how well you can understand spoken English and how well you can respond to it. The spoken English you will hear is in a number of different situations. All the situations are related to work and the working environment. '
You will hear a mixture of people speaking: both men and women with different English accents such as British and American. You might hear: Monologues 1 person speaking .
• telephone messages'
• public announcements (e.g. at an airport) • parts of a business presentation • half of a conversation (you can't hear the other person)
Dialogues 2 people speaking ';·.~
• face-to-face conversations • telephone conversations • interviews (e.g. ajob interview) '
Here is what is in each part of the test: •
You will hear
1 10 short conversations or monologues · g listen twice
• 10 multiple-choice questions (5 using pictures or graphs; 5 using writterrtext) • 3 options for each questlonjs, B or C) • c,.
2 3 telephone messages or · conversations .
• 3 texts (st.1ch as an O[d_er form or a .. .', ·.
telephone message) to complete- .· . • eacf form has:4 spaces and. you must write 1or2 (or sometimes·3) words i~:~each space o/•,
" listen once
.3 10 short monologues •
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" listen once
• match the person s~eaking (1.,..,5) with the · s'ubject they are talking about (A~I) "'
4 3 long monologues or dialogues g listen twice '.
18 multiple-choice questions .
• 6 questions for egc'h monologue or dialogue ..""°· ~ - . . 3 options for each question (~~ B or C) .,
Understanding short extracts
This unit will help you to prepare for Part l of the Listening Test. In this part of the test, you listen to 10 short conversations or monologues and choose the correct information from 3 options. You might hear:
Listening skills practice (picture questions) In this section, you are going to practise listening skills for Part 1 questions. Here is an example of the type of question in this part. The recording script is also given. Example r
• • • •
dates (e.g. 27th July) times (e.g. 10 o'clock) places (e.g. in reception) descriptions of charts and graphs (e.g. someone describing their company's sales figures)
• opinions (e.g. I think ... ) • people's jobs (e.g. salesperson) • people's plans (e.g. We're going to ... )
1 Which is the platform number cror t he tram · to
Lon don .f,
Thesearethekey words in the question.
This is what you will hear:
Points to remember • This part of the test concentrates on getting factual information from different listening texts. • You will hear each recording twice, so you have a chance to check your answers the second time you listen and even to change your answer if you think it is wrong. • The questions are multiple choice (A, B or C) so only 1 answer can be correct. • Never leave a question unanswered. If you don't know, guess! (You have a 1 in 3 chance of being correct.) • You will have 10 seconds to look at each question before you listen. Use this time carefully to read the question and the 3 options. Think about the information you need to find. Underline the key word(s) in the question.
Question 1: Which is the platform number for the train to London? 1
Announcer: This is an announcement for all passengers waiting for the 12 o'clock train to London Waterloo. This train will be leaving from platforrn S in 12 minutes.
The correct answer is A.
Look at questions2 and 3. Listen and complete the spaces in the recordingscript with 1 or 2 words. Listen twice, then check the answer key and recordingscripts on page 78. Then answer each question.
2 ml Which product is the company going to launch? B
This is what you will see in Part 1 of the Listening Test:
tmen you will hear all t11e numbers in the recording. Only 1 is correct.
Part One Questions 1-10
• You will hear 10 short recordings. • For questions 1-10, circle one letter A, B or C for the correct answer. • You will hear each recording twice. -
In 5 questions, you choose the correct picture; in the other 5 questions, you choose the correct written option.
Listen carefully both times. Remember to check your answers the second time you listen. ,
Question 2: Which product is the company going to launch?
Manager: And finally, I'm delighted to tell you that this year our sales have been very good. Sales of photo printers have (a) , laptops have also (b) . . . . . . . . . , and we expect the HR4M digital camera ( c) . . . . . . a great success (d) . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . it goes on to the market (e) .
Listening Part 1
Test practice (text/written questions)
3 lfD Which is the correct picture of the new office? A
This refers to the future. You should listen for a future plan or fact.
6 Which department will Steve's new job be in? ...... .,,
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A Sales B Human Resources C Financial management
Can you see all the options in the recording script below?
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1 70 0
1 87 0
102 A~££ 97
Part 2.4 92
Part 2.1 ABC
Do not wnte here
= 1 109 0 = 1 110 0 =
Instr ctions: · Use a IL (8 or HB). Rub out any answer you wish to change with an eraser. For Multiple-choice: Mark ONE letter for each question. For example, if you think C is the right answer to the question, mark your answer sheet like this
For written answers: Write your answers in the spaces next to the numbers like this·
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