The BEC Exam Guide has made you a list of questions which are asked in Part Two of the Speaking Exam to help you prepare and practice. They all come from official past exam papers.

16 Speaking Part Two Questions for B1 Business Preliminary Exam (BEC Preliminary)

What is important when…?

1. Making an appointment

  • Date and time

  • Length of appointment

  • Meeting place

2. Organising a meeting

  • Location

  • Time and date

  • Availability

3. Choosing an applicant for a job

  • Experience

  • Qualifications

  • Personality

4. Choosing a conference site

  • Location

  • Facilities

  • Cost

5. Booking a hotel

  • Length of stay

  • Type of room

  • Cost

6. Responding to a complaint

  • An apology

  • An explanation

  • Compensation

7. Marketing a new product

  • Advertising

  • Delivery

  • Quality

8. Arranging a training day

  • Venue

  • Length of programme

  • Content

9. Taking an order

  • Details of the product/service ordered

  • Client’s needs

  • Payment/Credit arrangements

10. Going to a job interview

  • Qualifications

  • Reasons for wanting the job

  • Salary

11. Commenting on a colleague’s work

  • Being diplomatic

  • Strengths

  • Weakness

12. Taking an overseas visitor to lunch/dinner.

  • Getting to know the person

  • Talking about work

  • Cultural differences

13. Giving as sales results presentation

  • Figures and trends

  • Visual aids

  • Body language and attitude

14. Representing your company in an exhibition

  • Appearance

  • Stand and information

  • Behaviour

15. Creating a new product

  • Market research

  • Trialling the product

  • Advertising

16. Taking part in a multicultural meeting

  • Different cultural behaviour

  • Languages

  • Stereotyping

     

16 Speaking Part Two Questions for B2 Business Vantage Exam (BEC Vantage)

What is important when…

1. Interviewing a candidate for a job.

  • Deciding what questions to ask

  • Deciding what qualifications are required

2. Deciding where to relocate your company.

  • Checking access to transport infrastructure

  • Finding potential employees

3. Arranging a meeting

  • Deciding who needs to attend the meeting

  • Sending out important documents.

4. Running your own business from home

  • Keeping accounts up to date

  • Keeping home life and work separate

5. Setting up a new website for your company

  • Getting expert help

  • Choosing who will manage the site

6. Carrying out an employee review

  • Training needs

  • Strengths and weaknesses

7. Choosing a meeting venue

  • Room size

  • Convenience

8. Promoting a new product

  • Potential customers

  • Unique selling features

9. Organising business trips

  • Checking dates and times carefully

  • Cost-effectiveness

10. Giving a presentation

  • Preparing materials well

  • Using technology

11. Changing working hours

  • Consulting staff

  • Discussing effects the changes may have

12. Dealing with a complaint from a customers

  • Collecting information

  • Interview people involved.

13. Attending a business conference

  • Listening to a presentation

  • Giving your own opinions

14. Working with a new boss

  • Making a good impression

  • Creating a friendly professional relationship

15. Aiming to become a manager

  • Working hard

  • Leadership

16. Choosing a hotel for a client

  • Location of the hotel

  • Hotel facilities

     

40 Speaking Part Two Questions for C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)

1. Communication: the importance of good communication skills in developing a career in any kind of business.

2: Career planning: how to decide when it is time to look for a new job.

3: Finance: how to keep overheads to a minimum in a large company.

4. Travel: How to prepare for a first visit to a foreign country.

5. Advertising: The importance of using popular culture in advertising.

6. Project management: The importance of defining the scope of the project.

7. Customer relations: the importance of dealing promptly with customer dissatisfaction.

8: Time management: how to prioritise tasks when returning to work after a week’s absence.

9: Recruitment: how to attract good staff in areas where there is a skills shortage.

10: Staff management: how to deal with an employee who lacks motivation.

11: Sales: how to maintain team spirit among the members of a sales force.

12: Health and safety: the importance of regular checks and updates of health and safety procedures.

13: Communication: the importance of ensuring that e-mail and internet services are used efficiently at work.

14: Management: how to make successful use of temporary staff contracts.

15: Product promotion: the importance of promoting a product appropriately to the age-group it is aimed at.

16: Personal skills: the importance of maintaining good relationships with colleagues at all levels.

17: Management: how to ensure that time is not wasted during meetings.

18: Marketing: how to make an ordinary inexpensive product seem more attractive.

19: Travel: how to make the best use of a long plane journey at the beginning of a business trip.

20: Personnel management: how to ensure that part-time staff are treated fairly.

21: Purchasing: the importance of considering other factors, in addition, to cost when

purchasing goods or services.

22: Career: giving the right impression at a job interview.

23: Management: how to make successful use of temporary staff contracts.

24: Product promotion: the importance of promoting a product appropriately to the age-group it is aimed at.

25: Skills: how to check a job applicant’s skills quickly and effectively.

26: Technology: the importance of new technology in selling products.

27: Training: how to ensure that money spent on staff training is a good investment.

28: Travel: how to make the best use of a long plane journey at the beginning of a business trip.

29: Customer relations: the importance of listening carefully to what customers are saying.

30: Personnel management: how to ensure that part-time staff are treated fairly.

31: Purchasing: the importance of considering other factors in addition to cost when purchasing goods or services.

32: Personal skills: the importance of maintaining good relationships with colleagues at all levels.

33: Management: how to ensure that time is not wasted during meetings.

34: Marketing: how to make an ordinary inexpensive product seem more attractive

35: Product Planning: the factors involved in deciding on the name of a new product.

36: Public Relations: the importance to a company of maintaining good public relations.

37:Time Management: how to prioritise during busy periods.

38: Information Technology: the importance of an effective website for a company’s image.

39: Business Travel: the importance of preparing carefully for a business trip.

40: Recruitment: how to ensure that a job interview focuses on relevant

aspects.

Useful Phrases to introduce your opinion in Speaking Part Two

In my opinion, it’s very important to find

It could save you

I think you have to decide

If you don’t do this, then you may find

You may find you are

Another important thing to do is to

As well as this I would say it’s

I also think

It’s also a good idea to make sure

You must check that you have

In addition, I would always recommend/advise/suggest/find out

Useful Phrases to introduce a question in Speaking Part Two

What do you think is more important…?

Would you like to…?

Do you think you need to ..?

Are you good at…?

How would you find out if…?

How would you avoid…?

Do you think it’s essential to…?

What did you mean when you said…?

Can you say a bit more about what you said about…?

What sort of information is useful to..?

Do you think having… is important in business?

Would you consider…?

What do you think is the biggest advantage/disadvantage of?

What is the first thing you would do if…

What is good about..?

Why do you think it’s important to…?

Do you think ….are useful?

What can go wrong when..?

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