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Level 3 – a new exam model in Poland

New… but old

I must be honest with you – that exam model is not that new because Polish Armed Forces School of Languages (PAFSL) introduced it as early as September, 2015. Even though I decided to describe it as “new” because some of you, accustomed to the older exam model, while trying to confirm or upgrade your language certificate, might be surprised during the exam. Those who took last exam some years ago, must adjust now to Continue reading “Level 3 – a new exam model in Poland” »

Elections and military hospitals topics – level 3 writing test

Military health system as a writing task for military English students - level 3Another examination set on level 3. The courtesy of the PAFSL in Łódź. Good luck!

English examination set #L3/W/009

Level 3


Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

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. Use the notes below and write between 100 and 120 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions or input! Otherwise, you will be penalised.
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Writing test on level 3 – food rations and gunfire topics

American military food rations - MRE.Another examination set on level 3. The courtesy of the PAFSL in Łódź. Good luck!

English examination set #L3/W/006

Level 3


Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

Recently your troops were chosen to test a new kind of food rations NATO want to introduce. Look at the information you received from the NATO Logistics Agency and your notes. Write a reply to the agency representative. In your letter 1) give some information, 2) to explain things and 3) to ask for clarification of certain points. Use the notes below and write between 100 – 120 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions or input, otherwise you will be penalized. Continue reading “Writing test on level 3 – food rations and gunfire topics” »

Speaking on level 2

Level 2 speaking task

Another exam set from the oral part of the level 2 English exam. It consists of examinee’s sheet with a task and a corresponding examiner’s sheet which contains some data you will be required to ask about. This time the examination set is followed by my guidaince and set ot tips how to approach this kind of task. Use my hints to improve your performance and gain more points during exam. Good luck! Continue reading “Speaking on level 2” »

Memorandum / memo

Memorandum / Memo

Memorandum/memo - an exampleI have already discussed military reports on many occasions here. Some examples have been shown to you as well. So today, I decided to take into other forms of writing you may be required to write during exams or your everyday work. If you are a staff officer, most probably you deal with memoranda as often as with reports. A Memorandum, also called a memo, is a frequent piece of writing used in business communication too. Memos are used mainly to communicate some important issues to subordinate staff. They can also be used to persuade somebody to take actions, give feedback on something or react to previous concerns, documents or issues discussed.

Memorandum – structure

A memo will be usually addressed to your co-workers or people who you had worked with before. Anyway, do not assume that they have all the contact data and provide it in a clear, visible form. It’s good to follow an effective format of any memo which contains subsequent sections called “to,” “from,” subject,” “date.” Those text markers along with other talking headings will make your memorandum orderly and reader-friendly.

Since memoranda (watch the plural form – it’s from Latin!) may be distributed freely, you can receive a document which is not relevant for you. Likewise, your memos (this time regular plural form!) may reach the addressees who are not interested in it at all. Therefore it is a common practice to make a clear purpose statement at the beginning of our memo. This statement will clearly define the purpose of the paper; it should be concise and direct.

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Different exams

What is STANAG 6001 exam

STANAG6001 language examsSince recently I have received many inquires from different countries about exam format and any samples available, I decided to address those concerns and clarify a bit on the possible exam formats.

First of all, please, bear in mind that STANAG 6001 does not impose on NATO memebrs any particular form of the military English exams. Continue reading “Different exams” »