Tactical game – testing stage

English resources for the military

I believe I have a great news for all military English fans. I have been developing the idea of a tactical board game for the English learners for two years already. And this week I finally reached the stage of practical tests in my unit. The idea of a tactical game originated from my own experience with language learning and the language deficiencies identified during ISAF mission. No matter what teachers I had I always missed practical application of the materials presented. To

Fragment of a tactical game board. Ghazni area in Afghanistan - the settings of the game for the military.

The game board – one sixth of the featured sketch. Ghazni area of Afganistan.

pratice military jargon in real military situations with non-military teachers was even harder to perform.

But this year I’m going to change this situation a little! Let me explain to you what the whole concept is about.

English tactical game – rules

The rules are super simple. There are two players or teams in the game – color coded as Whites and Blacks. Whites are players who do tasks of the patrol leader and Blacks are those who do tasks of the unit commander in TOC. Players draw Continue reading “Tactical game – testing stage” »

English for free

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English for free. Get feedback on your writing test according to STANAG 6001. Two steps to get free teacher's evaluation of your work.

Practise English for free

For those who want to practise their writing skills, only in March we offer a great opportunity. Take any of the writing tests already published on our site and we will revise it for you for free. To get the feedback follow only 2 steps: Continue reading “English for free” »

Writing test on level 3

Writing in the military. English test on writing skills on level 3STANAG 6001 test – released by CEBFL in Poland. Since I receive e-mails with repeated inquiry I’d like to remind you that all tests already published on my website are organized according to the exam level and the skills tested. Just click the tab “Tests-testy” above to see all the resources already published.

Writing test – SLP 3333

(L3/W/003)

Task One

Part A

Your unit CO received a request from foreign representatives asking about the possibility to  observe a military exercise to be held at your training area by your unit. The visit has been approved and the CO has tasked you with writing an appropriate letter of reply using the notes below. Write between 100 and 120 words. Continue reading “Writing test on level 3” »

English test on level 2 – listening

Listening comprehension tasks according to STANAG 6001 - military EnglishSTANAG 6001 test – courtesy of CEBFL in Poland. You can practise it on-line. The whole test is designed to test your listening comprehension within 35 minutes. Any time the break is required, you will be informed and must count this time yourself. All tasks recordings are played twice during exam.

Listening test – SLP 2222

(L2/L/002)

Task One

 For questions 1-7 please choose the best answer a), b) or c). You now have one minute to look through the questions for Task One.

You can play and/or download the task 1 here.

1. David became successful when he showed tricks to …

A. ordinary people
B. famous people
C. TV viewers Continue reading “English test on level 2 – listening” »

Listening comprehension – level 2

Listening comprehension tasks according to STANAG 6001 - military EnglishSTANAG 6001 test derived from the Central Examination Board for  Foreign Languages of the Ministry of National Defense (CEBFL) in Poland. It was adjusted a little to make it easier for the site visitors to practise on-line. The whole test is designed to test your listening comprehension within 35 minutes. Any time the break is required, you will be informed and must count this time yourself. All tasks recordings are played twice during exam.

Listening test – SLP 2222

(L2/L/001)

Task One

For questions 1-7 please choose the best answer a), b) or c). You now have one minute to look through the questions for Task One.

You can play and/or download the task one here.

1. The Grand National horse race is … Continue reading “Listening comprehension – level 2” »

Aviation English

English in aviation

English is the universal language of communication used in aviation. However, the English of international aviation is not English for general purposes nor English for international purposes. Aviation English, and specifially military aviation English, is a language for specific purposes but it is even more restricted than that. The terms are Military aviation English - aircraft vocabulary and specialized language termsthose used in everyday work on aircraft, and cover parts of the aircraft, manipulating the aircraft on the ground and in the air, instructions to passengers, conversations with air traffic control, weather, emergencies, etc. They are used everyday by pilots, cabin staff, maintenance crews and ground staff worldwide.

English in aviation as a code

Much of the English of aviation can be classified as Continue reading “Aviation English” »