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BULATS Online tests – general information

The test is available for four language skills – Reading and Listening, Speaking and Writing.

All tasks and topics set in real-life work contexts.

Tests can be taken together or in any combination.

Rapid results and instant test report forms.

Aligned with ALTE and CEFR levels of English.

 

Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) Online tests can be taken at any computer with a fast internet connection. No software needs to be downloaded or installed. A tutorial and demonstration test are available for candidates to familiarise themselves with the task types. On-screen help guides are available throughout the tests and information for candidates handbooks are also available.

 

BULATS Online Reading and Listening test  ( approximately one hour)

This part assesses listening and reading skills, and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

It is divided into two sections – Listening; Reading and Language Knowledge.

It pinpoints ability quickly and accurately by using adaptive testing techniques. As you progress through the test, the computer selects and presents each question on the basis of the previous answer.

Result is available at the end of the test.

 

BULATS Online Speaking test  ( approximately 15 minutes)

Speaking test assesses speaking in a foreign language in a business context.

Questions are presented via the computer screen.

Topics include:

buying and selling

products and services

the economy and the stock market

the office and general business environment

entertainment of business clients

business travel

human resources

training and development.

 

Consists of five parts:

Part 1: Interview – you answer eight questions about yourself and your background/work/future plans (e.g. What is your job?).

Part 2: Reading aloud – you read eight sentences aloud.

Part 3: Presentation – you are given a work-related topic (e.g. the perfect office) to talk about for one minute.

Part 4: Presentation with graphic – you are given one or more graphics (e.g. pie charts, line graphs) with a business focus (e.g. company exports) to talk about for one minute.

Part 5: Communication activity – you give your opinion on five questions related to one scenario (e.g. planning a conference).

Responses are recorded and assessed online by one or more examiners.

 

Result is available not later than 2 weeks after the exam.

 

 

BULATS Online Writing test  (approximately 45 minutes)

 

This part assesses writing skills, and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Writing tasks are presented via the computer screen.

Topics include:

buying and selling

products and services

the office and general business environment

entertainment of business clients

business travel

human resources

training and development

marketing.

 

The test consists of two parts:

Part 1: You type a short email/letter/message of 50–60 words. Part 1 is a compulsory task and contributes one-third of the final mark.

Part 2: You type a report or a letter of 180–200 words following instructions. There is a choice of tasks for Part 2 and it contributes two-thirds of the final mark.

 

Tasks are recorded and assessed online by one or more examiners.

Result is available not later than 2 weeks after the exam.



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