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– Hi, I have passed Stanag6001 exam on level 3! – OK, so what level is it exactly? Is it CAE equivalent? – Hmm, I don’t know…
Did you happen to have similar conversation with your colleagues? Sooner or later you would. And then: “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” What is obvious for the military personnel, it might not be for the civilians. Let’s analyze the military exams equivalents, available on the market.
International classification of language levels
European Union has set up some language proficiency standards. The scale of your proficiency is organized in a table know as Common European Framework of Reference for Languages shortly called CEFR. This internationally recognizable scale distinguishes Continue reading “Stanag6001 exams equivalents” »
On 27th of September we launched the “free evaluation” programme (link). You could write some English tests and receive the feedback absolutely for free. It’s time to summarize this event.
Who decided to participate
Four military students decided to take part in this programme and submitted their writing in the announced time window. Two of them were Polish, one was Romanian and one was Spanish. We congratulate all of them. We congratulate mostly on their Continue reading “Free evaluation summary” »
Many tests have been already published here, but never any hints on how to do these particular tests. I do clarify on that but only face-to-face with my students. Based on the lessons already conducted, I prepared a bunch of tips you should find handy. The presentation below is based on level 3 exam with the main focus on task 1. Firstly, texts in task one are short so it’s easier to analyze them, secondly if you do task one correctly, you will have almost the required number of points to pass the exam. The presentation (and this post alike) is bilingual; each slide is played twice: in English and Polish, to be sure that the Polish students will understand all nuances.
The slides will lead you through the desired way of reasoning which will help you find the good answer. Once you learn the proper methodology, you will be able to deal with the subsequent two slides with some tasks for you. Some hints are still given, but the whole process is up to you. Finally, general prompts are on the last slide which should shape up your preparation and expectations. Good luck!
Wiele testów już tu publikowaliśmy ale nigdy żadnych wskazówek jak je rozwiązywać. Wprawdzie udzielamy takich wskazówek ale zawsze odbywało się to przy osobistym kontakcie ze studentami. Bazując na przeprowadzonych lekcjach, przygotowaliśmy dla was zbiór przydatnych porad. Poniższa prezentacja została oparta na egzaminie z poziomu 3 i skupia się na zadaniu pierwszym. Po pierwsze, dlatego, że w zadaniu 1 mamy do czynienia z krótkimi tekstami, które łatwiej przeanalizować, a po drugie jeśli dobrze wykonamy to zadanie, to już mamy prawie całą wymaganą ilość punktów, wymaganą do zaliczenia. Prezentacja (jak i sam post) są wykonane w dwóch językach: po angielsku i po polsku. Chcieliśmy być pewni, że polscy studenci zrozumieją wszystkie niuanse językowe, które zostały omówione na przykładzie tekstów. Continue reading “Reading tests – how to approach them” »
Test your reading comprehension skills with this new set, courtesy of PASFL. In Poland, you have 65 minutes to read and mark the right answers. You can find the answer key at the end of the page. If you prefer to do the test online, you can go directly to the interactive version of task 1, and task 2, where you will get the final score immediately. Good luck!
Level 3 – reading
You are going to read short texts. For questions 1 to 13 choose the answer (A, B or C), which fits best according to the texts.
Recently we have published task 2 speaking topics from level 3 exam (link). To complement this part of the exam you also need to handle briefings as it is task 1 during such exams. Below you will find the set of ten examination papers (derived from PAFSL website) with different topics for the briefings you are supposed to develop and present during exam. You will have 15 minutes for the preparation since the moment you draw one sheet. Your task is to Continue reading “Briefings on level 3” »
From time to time we go non-profit. As we just started a new school year it’s time for a free evaluation programme again. Just choose any of the tests from those already published on our website and we will correct it for you for free. Don’t miss the deadline for submissions. Details in the short movie below.