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.

  1. Memo

In the area where you are stationed on a mission, there is going to be a referendum. You are to provide more security and to protect the polling stations on the day of the referendum. It turned out that there are so many polling stations that the Polish contingent can’t deal with the task on its own and you had to ask the U.S. contingent for help. You have just returned from a meeting with the Americans who agreed to help. Write a memo to your CO informing him about the details discussed during the meeting: 1) possible risks; 2) zones; 3) procedures.

TASK 2

Write a minimum of 200 words on one of the topics below.

  1. Write a report for the NATO health commission about the state of the military health service in Poland. Include the points below:
  • the current situation
  • possible causes of the present problems and their consequences
  • steps that should be taken to remedy the situation.
  1. There is a discussion on the safety on the Internet. You have been asked to write a report on it. Include the points below:
  • cybercrime
  • risks connected with private and corporate use of the Internet
  • possible solutions to avoid the risks

Possible answers:

Task 1 (memo chosen)

From: Lt XYZ

To: Col. ABC

Subject: Outcomes from ‘the elections meeting’ with the 101st US Division

  • According to the Americans, the most pivotal threat during the polling day is insufficient protection of polling stations. To overcome this issue, the Americans propose to backup us with their troops. Second risk originates from the date of the balloting. It is going to be conducted during significant Sunni festival.
  • American partners propose to establish two separate zones for each polling station. First zone, called „zone A” will include terrain adjacent to a station, excluding a station’s building. „Zone B” will be a code name for a polling station itself.
  • In order to enter „Zone A”, a voter will have to be subjected to a three-stage vetting. This vetting will comprise of a physical examination, an inspection with a metal detector and sniffing by a dog. To enter „zone B”, showing ID card will be necessary. Our soldiers will compare data from ID with a list of voters we received from local authorities.

Taks 2 (first topic chosen)

Introduction

The intention of this report is to outline the issue of the military health service in Poland. The report covers current state of affairs, as well as problems present in the military healthcare. It also provides author’s recommendations. The report is based on data available on the Internet and statements of patients.

Current state of the military health service

Nowadays Poland has only one major military hospital, which is located in Warsaw. There are also some smaller entities in different cities. However, they are not going to be described because during peacetime they perform tasks which are not related to the army.

The hospital mentioned above, which is named Military Medical Institute (MMI), has very experienced staff. Vast majority of doctors are officers who had been caring Polish casualties during our involvement in Iraq. Unfortunately, the Institute is struggling with lack of qualified nurses and inadequate funding.

Problems and their consequences

As regards insufficient number of nurses, it implies main, substantial problem. Currently, nurses from Institute need to work 12-hour shifts. The problem originates from cancellation of nurse education programme in the army. The second mentioned problem, which is lack of appropriate funds, deteriorates personnel morale and discourage many experienced doctors from working. The problem comes from the way of funding. At present, MMI is run from the Ministry of Health budget, not the Ministry of National Defence.

Possible solutions

It is strongly recommended that the way of donating military hospitals should be altered. Some kind of hybrid attitude can be applied, i.e. combining money from two different Ministries.

Furthermore, restoration of nurse studies in military medical universities should be considered. These two measures should motivate medical staff, relieve them of excessive work and take advantage of our previous experience from missions abroad.

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