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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” »

Arms industry and projects – writing samples

Below you will find a student’s work you can regard as a reference when doing the test yourself. These are the possible answers to the examination set published under the sequence number L3/W/011. The three writing forms are good enough. All tasks were fulfilled, however, the report did not reach the words limit assigned. Surely, more hints could have been exploited in this report. I preserved the student’s actual wording and writing organization, correcting only some grammar errors and awkward expressions. The rest remained untouched.

LETTER:

Dear Mr…

Replying to your letter I am pleased to inform you that we are grateful for Poland’s decision to support European logistic projects.

Currently we are facing the lack of engineers for servicing Sensors for Anti Sniper System. Nevertheless, Poland can also support us in other projects, such as sending tanker aircrafts to Air-to-Air Refuelling missions. Depending on your preference, other projects can also be supported. I propose to discuss your involvement during the next Project Board meeting which is scheduled on the next week. Usually we meet quarterly and one week before a meeting I’m sending a remainder.

If you have any suggestions or additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me on email or phone.

Yours faithfully,

XYZ

 

MEMO:

To:  Col XYZ

From: Lt. ABC

Date: 5 February, 2015

Subject: Polish troops project involvement

Recently some actions have been taken to outline Polish troops involvement in the next Project Board meeting.

It has been agreed that Polish representation will consist of 3 high rank officers and 10 junior enlisted ranks.

Regarding their accommodation, a liaison officer has been assigned who will support them during their stay.  For security clearance reasons the copies of ID cards have to be provided. This will be clarified during the next teleconference.

 

REPORT:

Polish industry engagement in European projects

BACKGROUND:

Recent statistics show that Polish arms industry has significantly increased their support in European projects. Polish industry is mainly focused on providing military technology, which Allies work together on, which may consequently lead to their own brands to be more recognizable.

CHALLENGES:

By  developing the military technology, Polish government will probably need to cut the funds for other branches. Additionally, they need to enhance production efficiency, since it takes them two months to build only one new fifth generation fighter aircraft.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION:

One of the best solutions to bring their own market to be more effective is to launch the cooperation between them and other European military industrial companies. By sending experienced specialists to their factories, we can strengthen the Polish military industry and in consequence enhance the European safety. This effect could be also achieved by creating multinational Engineers Project Board to work together on a new strike fighter.

Peacekeeping missions – level 3 writing tests

Another examination set on level 3 featuring peacekeeping missions as the central theme. It was already published in pdf format by the PAFSL in Łódź a long time ago. This file is also available below this test!

English examination set #L3/W/012

Level 3

Writing

Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

On a peacekeeping mission you are responsible for contacts with the local authorities. They have made a request for securing the food and medicine convoy and the distribution place. You have received a letter from them with some information and questions. Write a reply to them  1) offering support, 2) specifying some details of your task and 3) asking for a quick reply. Use the notes below and write between 100 and 120 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions and input! Otherwise you will be penalised.
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Arms industry topics – level 3 writing test

The new examination set on level 3. Today topics related to European Defence Agency (EDA) and arms industry in general. You can also download a pdf version of this test from below the article.

English examination set #L3/W/011

Level 3

Writing

Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

You work for European Defence Agency in Brussels. Polish Ministry of Defence expressed their will to join one of your logistic projects. They have sent a letter to find out if it is possible. Write a reply 1) expressing your satisfaction from Poland’s decision , 2) asking for possible contribution to any suitable projects, 3) calling for the next Project Board meeting. 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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Security meetings in Afghanistan – L3 writing test

The new examination set on level 3. As usual, the example answers will follow as soon as my students do this set. You can also download a pdf version of this test from below the article.

English examination set #L3/W/010

Level 3

Writing

Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

You have received a letter asking to organize a conference about security for the military personnel. Write a reply 1) agreeing to the request, 2) asking for more information, 3) making suggestions and giving reasons for them. 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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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.