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.
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.
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
Today, I present the first material for listening test on level 4 according to STANAG 6001. This is a full examination set, checking your listening skills. The test was designed by the Central Examination Board for Foreign Languages of the Ministry of National Defense (CEBFL), Poland. All recordings are taken from their test and were modified to make the whole test easier to practice for the Internet users. All tasks were organized in such a way to let you do each task seperately. Original listening exam is played continuously with no breaks, however, the pauses are included in the recording. The same concerns repetitions whenever the task foresees listening to the recording twice. Here, you will have to play the given part twice instead. Original instructions were adjusted to fit an on-line character of the test. I considered recorded verbal instructions as pointless here, therefore they were removed from the recordings. Enjoy the test and do not hesitate to comment on it, like it, recommend it or to ask for additional resources via e-mail.