B2 Young Enterprise

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young enterpriseRead an article called Young Enterprise for the B2 First Use of English Part 2 which explains about a new scheme for young teenagers in the UK. This exercise consists of a text about a new scheme called Young Enterprise for teenagers in the UK in which there are 8 gaps. Each gap represents a missing word or phrase.

B2 Young Enterprise

For questions 1-8 read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.

How prepared are you for the future?  You are studying to obtain qualifications for your chosen career, but what (1)   getting the business skills necessary to make your career successful? How do you gain the advantage that will get you your dream job? Perhaps you even have an ambition to set (2) a business yourself?

Every year since it started, hundreds of thousands of young people have got themselves a head start while they are still at school by taking part in a Young Enterprise programme. There, they have gained vital business skills (3) knowledge, either through a series of workshops or through starting and running (4) own real company.  At Young Enterprise, we believe that it is crucial for learning to be, exciting and hands-on, which is (5) our programmes are run on the principle of learning by doing.

To participate in the programme, your first step is to consult your school.  If it has (6) . already done so, your school will need to become a centre. It can register as (7) . of these by contacting the nearest Young Enterprise office. Once it (8) done this, you can get started!

 

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readingB2 First Use of English and Reading Section

You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.

Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.

For this part, you practice vocabulary word-building by changing different words using a base word.

For this part, you practice how to understand the details of a text, including opinions and attitudes.

For this part, you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.

For this part, you practice how to find specific information in a text or texts.

writingB2 First Writing Section

You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a story) of 140-190 words.

B2 First Listening and Speaking Section

Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources, but targeted at the interests of the learners.

In this part you talk to the examiner about yourself and your life, e.g. your name, school, interests and future plans.

In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.

In this part you express ideas with your partner by looking at a discussion point that the examiner gives you.

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In this part, you focus on general aspects of a topic with the examiner or you may involve your partner.

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In this part, you will hear people talking in eight different situations.

In this part, you will hear five people talking about different things.

In this part, you will hear an interview.

execisesEspecially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practise so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

 

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