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Download a complete set of papers for the B1 Business Preliminary exam. The folders include:
Sample papers for B1 Business Preliminary
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Reading and Writing sample test
Listening sample test
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Reading answer key
Listening answer key
There is no answer key for the Writing paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the relevant pages of the Business Handbook for teachers.
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Watch a B1 Business Preliminary Speaking Test with Examiner Commentary.
Download a sample Speaking test worksheet for students from the B1 Business Preliminary Speaking test preparation pack.
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A guide to the exam, with advice on preparing for the exam, tips for exam day and useful links.
B1 Business Preliminary information for candidates
This list gives teachers a guide to the vocabulary needed when preparing students for B1 Business Preliminary.
B1 Business Preliminary vocabulary list
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Summary regulations for candidates
Exam day tips – paper-based exams
Exam day tips – computer-based exams
B1 Business Preliminary FAQs
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