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Housing and flooding problems – egxamination set, level 3

Polish Military Housing Agency - Wojskowa Agencja MieszkaniowaAnother examination set on level 3. The courtesy of the PAFSL in Łódź. Good luck!

English examination set #L3/W/007

Level 3

Writing

Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

You are on a mission and in your AOR (Area of Responsibility) there is a serious risk of flooding. The local authority has sent you an email asking for urgent help. Write a reply in which you 1) accept the task, 2) ask for details and 3) give some suggestions. Use the notes below and write between 100 – 120 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions, otherwise you will be penalized.
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Writing tasks on force protection issues

Military English exam - writing task on force protectionToday, I present you the whole examination set on level 3. The writing tasks below were designed to address force protection issues, which have recently dominated Polish media after the break into FOB Ghazni, Afghanistan. See the press articles on it here: Video reconstruction of the attack & media release, article in Interia.pl). Although the exam tasks were inspired by actual events, all data inside are fictional with no relevance to real bases, FP system or ISAF reality. We call it sanitized version. Even though, once you try to do this test, you will handle the FP issues on the theatre easily. For your convenience, at the bottom of the article you will find ready-to-print pdf version of the set. Good luck! Continue reading “Writing tasks on force protection issues” »

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” »

Level 2 speaking

Level 2 speaking task

This is an example of the exam set you may encounter during oral part of your 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.

(L2/S/002)

CANDIDATE’S ROLE

The examiner is your foreign friend
who has just taken part in a language course in England.
You would like to take this kind of course next year and you need some information.

Ask about:

– where in England – how long?
– want to go – price?
– problem – only £900 – cheaper course?
– lessons – days / hours?
– course – difficult?
– any homework after classes?
– contact – how if decide?

You speak first, “I’ve heard you’ve been on a language course in England.”

 

EXAMINER’S ROLE

You are the candidate’s foreign friend who
who has just taken part in a language course in England.
You give him / her information about it.

Say – course in Brighton – three weeks
– price £1200
Suggest taking a two-week course – cheaper
Inform – lessons every day morning 9 -12 / afternoon 1-3
– hard course / high level
– much homework / little free time
Promise to give the e-mail address of the school.

The candidate speaks first by saying: “I’ve heard you’ve been on a language course in England.”

You can expect some of these additional questions to appear during the conversation:

1.  Why are you learning English?
2. Tell me about the best training course you have ever taken part in?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning a foreign language abroad?
4. Do you think knowledge of English is important nowadays? Why?

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” »