Category Archives: Writing

Exercises designed to test your writing skill. Any materials enhancing your knowledge about writing principles. Mock exams with written part tests or actual tests from original Polish MoD exams.

New text book for military learners – level 3

We have already announced on Facebook that a new book would appear on the market soon. The time has come. As I promised, this is a hot review of the pre-printed copy I got from the author.

A new textbook for those attempting Stanag6001 exams

If you prepare for any English exam, sooner or later, you must do some pre-exam tests. Not only to test your level of knowledge and your readiness in general. First of all, you must familiarize with the type of exercises you will be asked to do during the actual exam. The same concerns military English exams. Each country developed its own examination models and they are standard ones, that means you can have a look at the earlier exam editions and learn what to expect when your moment arrives. But where can you find the previous exams? The answer was here, on my website. From 2012 I have been trying to fill in the gap, providing English resources for both, students and teachers, but since February 2017 you can reach for another source of knowledge too.

speaking and writing expert - Stanag6001 level 3

speaking and writing expert – Stanag6001 level 3

This year a new book appeared on the market. It is “Speaking And Writing Expert. How to Pass STANAG 6001 English Exam LEVEL 3” by Małgorzata Mazurek – a Polish English teacher working for the military school of foreign languages in Warsaw. She devoted several years of her professional career to teach military students English. The book is the natural consequence of the scarcity of the resources on the market and her answer to the problem. Let’s have a look at what you can get once you decide to buy it. Continue reading “New text book for military learners – level 3” »

Level 3 writing test

The brand-new examination set we prepared for our students on level 3. Below you will find example answers to the chosen tasks. At the end of the page a pdf version of tasks is available.

English examination set #L3/W/014

Level 3

Writing

Time: 80 minutes

TASK 1

Write a minimum of 120 words on one of the topics below.

(In the examination candidates are to write either a letter or a memorandum – never both)

  1. Letter / email

In the area where you are stationed on a mission, there is going to be a referendum. You have received a letter from the local authorities with a request to provide more security and to protect the polling stations on the day of the referendum. Write a reply to the letter 1) accepting the task, 2) asking for additional information, and 3) suggesting a meeting to arrange further details. Continue reading “Level 3 writing test” »

Level 3 – new examination sets

The new model of the English exam on level 3 was adopted in Poland as early as September, 2015. However, this is the first examination set complying with that model. Thanks to PAFSL in Łódź, you fill find below two tasks from the written part of the exam. You can also find a possible answer which is based on our students’ attempts, i.e. their own ideas with necessary corrections and editing. The differences between the old model and the new one were already wrapped up in my article here:
http://www.stanag6001.com/level-3-new-exam-model/

English examination set #L3/W/013

Level 3

Writing

Time: 80 minutes Continue reading “Level 3 – new examination sets” »

Meeting in progress

Meetings – an essential part of the modern army

Like it or not, you will have to deal with it. Contemporary military personnel spend much time on meetings, either preparing them, either participating or reporting. You can call them sometimes briefings (sounds more military-like), but they are similar in nature to business or political level meetings. They have a lot in common so you cannot get away with not knowing its basic elements and related vocabulary. You’d better acquire some useful phrases, then you will be able to handle any meetings. For your convenience, the full lexical summary (a cheatsheet in an alphabetical order) is provided at the end of the article.  Continue reading “Meeting in progress” »

Free evaluation of your writing

Get a free evaluation

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.

Immigrants – vocabulary exercises

Editorial note:
Before you unleash the wave of criticism and unfavourable comments please, be informed that the lesson presented below was designed by me last year, in August, just after an attack in a train in France. This event triggered some immigrants-oriented discussions with one of my students and was meant solely to practise useful vocabulary. It does not promote any racism, nor political affiliation or social movements. It is to facilitate the students with useful expressions while discussing pressing social problems or recent events (the actual beliefs or opinions are not important here). That is why you will find references to France and its immigration policy. On the other side, it shows the good examples from the same country, even from the history of Poland, which unlike in the past it is rather homogeneous country now. So leave your political correctness and social sensitiveness aside and learn some new vocabulary because this site is about a language itself, not about politics. I hope that English teachers will immidiadetely get it and appreciate it, using the lesson as it is, or after their own modifications.

Terrorist attack in France

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