Briefings in the military
Since the ability to present your own ideas is one of the essential skills you should master in the military, I propose some exercises for you. To practise your presentation skills and speaking in front of the audience, try to prepare the following topics and brief them to anybody around. It will prepare you for public speeches or any briefings you may be required to deliver.
The English teachers may treat the following topics as the classroom activities while practising speaking skills. If you combine these presentations with classroom discussions, you have ready-to-use resource for asking, responding, speculating, giving opinions or arguing activities – you name it. Each topic is a perfect reason for searching for and mastering the specialized vocabulary from your field of expertise.
This is the list of topics covered in the post:
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“The patrol” game has been released
Below you will find two files for the game announced in the previous post (a link to previous post here).
One file contains the game instruction, task cards and theory pages (18 pages in total). Everything you need to start practising military English in practical situations with real Afghanistan settings.
The other file contains my sketch of Ghazni province you will need to train the game scenario. It goes with the task cards from the instruction. Continue reading “English game for the military” »
Today, I present a summary of radio correspondence rules. This topic popped up while I was writing instruction for a tactical game “The Patrol.” Since the game is almost ready, you can expect it to be available soon.
Radio communication – basic rules
While exchanging the messages over the radio you should follow some basic rules to comply with international standards, both in the civil and military conditions alike. Below you will find the basic, fixed radio phraseology used for the purpose of radio transmissions along with some military procedures to follow.
Universal rules of radio communication
1) Before you press the transmission button, gather your thoughts about what you are going to say. Many people with radios have a tendency to talk and/or repeat too much. Say what you need to say without unnecessary repeats. Keep in mind that your message should go through the first time – you may not have any opportunity to repeat it. Continue reading “Radio communication rules” »
MEDEVAC request – 9-liner
No matter what formation you are from, the most desired assets and forces you would like to see in a shity situation are the angels with red cross on helos – MEDEVAC crews. They are nicknamed DUSTOFF in Afghanistan and they go where the humans and sophisticated equipment failed, leading to some casualties. Before they come to rescue you they must be called in. And then this post comes in handy. Continue reading “MEDEVAC request” »
Below, you’ll find a level 2 (SLP 2222) reading comprehension test. It’s a courtesy of CKEJO MON. The answer key is given at the end of the test.
READING test, level 2
Read the text and choose the right answer.
The Big Biggs
In 1963 Ronald Biggs, together with other gang members, stole £2.6 million from a mail train, the equivalent of around £40 million today. After being convicted and jailed, Biggs escaped from prison on 7 July 1965. He then fled to Paris, where he acquired new identity papers and underwent plastic surgery. Continue reading “Reading test – level 2” »
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English resources for the military
I believe I have a great news for all military English fans. I have been developing the idea of a tactical board game for the English learners for two years already. And this week I finally reached the stage of practical tests in my unit. The idea of a tactical game originated from my own experience with language learning and the language deficiencies identified during ISAF mission. No matter what teachers I had I always missed practical application of the materials presented. To
The game board – one sixth of the featured sketch. Ghazni area of Afganistan.
pratice military jargon in real military situations with non-military teachers was even harder to perform.
But this year I’m going to change this situation a little! Let me explain to you what the whole concept is about.
English tactical game – rules
The rules are super simple. There are two players or teams in the game – color coded as Whites and Blacks. Whites are players who do tasks of the patrol leader and Blacks are those who do tasks of the unit commander in TOC. Players draw Continue reading “Tactical game – testing stage” »