Briefings on level 3

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 deliver the verbal briefing (a speech; no visual aid is required), then answer other student’s questions and/or examinators’ questions if they deem it necessary to ask. Likewise, you are supposed to ask some questions to the presentation delivered by the other student (you take this part in pairs!). We surrounded the whole package you get with a red, dotted frame – this is the whole task on a single sheet of paper you will draw from a pile of sheets to choose from.

Task 1

Briefing topics

(L3/S/031)
Due to a conflict between militant groups in the neighbouring country, an increasing number of people are crossing the border in order to find refuge in your country. You have been tasked to choose a location where a temporary refugee camp can be set up. Suggest two possible locations, describe the advantages and disadvantages of each, recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– use an old military unit
– use a modern civilian facility
– other

 

(L3/S/032)
There is a growing tension among soldiers in your unit. You have been tasked to suggest two courses of action which are to improve the situation. Describe the pros and cons of each option, recommend one of them and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– organize a sports competition
– organize a social event for soldiers and their families
– other

 

(L3/S/033)
You have been tasked to organize an event that would encourage local teenagers to join the military. Give a briefing on two possible courses of action describing the pros and cons of each. Recommend one of the options justifying your choice.
Possible options:
– soldiers’ visit to a local community cetre
– inviting a group of teenagers to your unit
– other

 

(L3/S/034)
You have been tasked to transport a heavy piece of equipment from another unit that is 150 km away. Give a briefing on two possible ways of dealing with the problem describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one solution and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– use your unit’s vehicles
– pay for railway transport
– other

 

(L3/S/035)
MoD has issued a warning of a possible terrorist attack in your country. Give a briefing on two possible ways of increasing security in your unit where many civilian workers are employed. Describe advantages and disadvantages of each option. Recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– install new explosive detectors
– double the number of security guards
– other

 

(L3/S/036)
There have been instances of negligence on the part of a security company that has been protecting your base. You have been tasked with hiring a different security company. In a briefing to your CO, present two possible firms describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one of the options justifying your choice.
Possible options:
– an international security company
– a local security company
– other

 

(L3/S/037)
Your unit has been designated to contribute to the improvement of infrastructure in your area of responsibility. Present two options of achieving this aim to your superiors, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one of them justifying your choice.
Possible options:
– building a school
– renovating a local hospital
– other

 

(L3/S/038)
You are responsible for allocating budget for the procurement of new equipment for your unit. In a briefing to your CO, present two options and describe their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one of them and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– purchase brand new equipment/gear
– purchase second-hand equipment/gear
– other

 

(L3/S/039)
You have been informed by the reconnaissance battalion that local insurgents are planning an attack on your base. Give a briefing on two possible courses of action that can be taken presenting their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one of them and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– carry out a pre-emptive attack on the insurgents
– increase combat readiness at your base
– other

 

(L3/S/040)
A group of female voters was kidnapped during a major election in your area of responsibility. An extremist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings and demands the release of their activist in exchange for the hostages. You have been tasked with recommending the best way of conducting negotiations with the kidnappers. Talk about advantages and disadvantages of each course of action. Recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible options:
– involve your own mediators
– involve an international group of negotiators
– other