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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” »

level 3 listening test

STANAG 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 40 minutes. Any time the break is required, you will be informed and must count this time yourself. Recordings from task 1&2  are played twice during exam with a short break between. The third task includes short recordings which are played only once! For those who wish to have a script of the recordings, there is a pdf version Continue reading “level 3 listening test” »

Recent changes on the site

Administrative notice

After one year of being inactive online it’s high time to take into military English business again. The site has undergone serious changes already. First of all, you will immediately notice a new look and a layout of the website. Now, the layout is responsive so it means that while browsing it on mobile devices you will see a device-tailored window. It’s more easy to browse now.

The troublesome audio files were rearranged too. The audio files are stored on Google Drive now so no more problems with playing recordings. You can either play any recording in a seperate window, either download it directly from the same window. The previous hosting and embeded player caused some users having problems. Now, your experience should be much better.

Due to SlideShare policy and technology implemented by this third party, users of Google Chrome cannot play slide show of the presentations shared on the site. Other browsers support SlideShare presentations so try them whenever you want to access those presentations on Stanag6001.com. For those devoted to Chrome, there are links provided, leading to Slideshare website where viewing works well.

We hope you will enjoy a new, lighter and responsive website.

Stanag6001 team

Military patrols and radio communication lesson plan

Military patrols

As the base for pre-class students’ preparation I used the article from “The Guardian.” It is about the British troops serving in Afghanistan and their problems there. A big portion of the article online deals with British patrols‘ experiences and the problems they faced in Sangin. In subsequent slides of my presentation below, I dealt with radio communication in English and the basic rules every radio traffic features.

English radio communication

As an illustration for the radio communication exercise I used assorted Internet sourced pictures. Each picture requires from students reporting different events and settings. There is a theory of radio communication provided along with some examples how the communication could possibly look like.

The links to the article and recording were sent before the classes. During the classes I shared on Skype the following presentation:

The students had necessary details already in the pictures provided or in additional notes/graphics included. It’s up to the students to decide what to use and how to compose the radio messages. Skype works perfectly when simulating radio traffic, especially in a conference mode with more than just one attendee.

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” »