Visual dictionary for the military
I’m moving my house, so I’ve been quite busy recently (and happy ). The move to another location, among other things, requires a lot of packing of your belongings. That’s how I found an old box with my handouts from various language courses. One particular set of sheets drew my attention. It was a pile of visual materials I was once given to practice military, specialised vocabulary. Today I would like to share those resources. Since the pictures I have do not contain any labels, captions, etc., I cannot, unfortunately, give the credit to the authors of the pictures. If you recognize your work here, let me know – I’ll publish the proper recognition on the website.
Click on big titles or tumbnails to open an image in a separate window. To help you search for a proper English term, all featured vocabulary is mentioned below each title. Continue reading “Military Visual Dictionary” »
You could notice that my site lacks a section called “blogroll” or any of such a type. It’s the result of my SEO policy not to promote similar sites, especially when I want to start up with mine. At this time, when my site is optimized, well positioned, recognizable and visible in Google search engine well enough, I can afford to link to other sources. What is more, links and recommendations will help the learners to enter useful sites directly from my page. That’s why today I’m presenting you the best books to read and the best sites to visit while learning military English.
Course book reviews
Most of the books mentioned below are the books I have already read and thorougly studied. That’s why I have no scruples about recommending it to the military English learners.
1) “Command English” by James Arnold and Robert Sacco. It is the first book featuring military vocabulary I have read in my life. It’s a well recognized and received publication, which thanks to many illustrations enables beginners to familiarize with the military vocabulary. The whole book is divided into 20 units, all of them featuring thematic vocabulary on a particular subject – an area of military life. The book also contains four progress tests, each of them testing 5 subsequent units. To help the reader out with word search there is also a vocabulary list at the end of the book. In this list, you can easily find an unknown word and refer to the proper chapter for its usage. The book was published by Longman – Pearson Education (in 2011 rebranded to Pearson: http://www.pearsoned.com). Pearson no longer offers this book. Continue reading “Best books for military English learners” »
Reading test – level 4
Read each of the texts below and then complete the sentence, which comes under the text, using no more than five words to show that you have understood the text.
An example has been provided for you.
0. Chee Soon Juan, leader of the Singapore Democratic party, pleaded not guilty to the charge of speaking in public without a permit, over a speech made in February. The case highlights the state restrictions on free speech.
In Singapore one has to ____have a permit/have permission ___ to speak in public
1. The attempt by Beyoncé and Jay-Z to register their infant daughter’s name as a trade mark in the US appears to be continuing in spite of the fact that a wedding planner, who has been running a business with the same name since 2009, has been given the go ahead by the US Patent and Trademark Office to carry on using the name Blue Ivy for events.
Blue Ivy is both a pop _______________________________ name. Continue reading “Reading comprehension level 4 STANAG 6001 test SLP 4444” »
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It’s another STANAG 6001 test derived from the Central Examination Board for Foreign Languages of the Ministry of National Defense (CEBFL) in Poland. Again, it was adjusted a little to make it easier for the site visitors to practise on-line.
Listening test – SLP 4444
You are going to listen to six news items. Listen and choose the best answer A, B, C or D. You can hear the items once only. I repeat, once only. Take a break of 30 seconds before each news item to read through the questions to that item.
1. Recently, the Congolese President …
A. has invited foreigners to join the Congolese Army
B. has promised to tighten cooperation with Rwanda
C. has authorized the use of force against the rebels
D. has criticized the proxy war between Hutus and Tutsis
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Military report – SLP level 4444
Below you will find an example of a report on one of the previously presented topics. It deals with a fictional need of language training in one of the Polish military unit. The original task for this answer is here.
To: Unit Commander
Subject: Language training preparation
This report is to propose a constructive way forward regarding how to equip a classroom with necessary teaching aids and find teachers to support language training within the unit.
Our unit has to adhere to the MoD Directive 2349-2012 and reach the assumed interoperability in terms of language skills by the end of 2013. This will require providing additional language classes for 80 soldiers next year.
2. Classroom equipment
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