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Peacekeeping missions and trainings oriented papers on level 3

Third level of language proficiency according to Stanag6001. 3 star general helmetBelow you will find example answers to the writing tasks included in the exam set: L3/W/008.

Use these papers (a report, a memorandum and a letter) as a reference for your own writing. The examples provided are raw students’ papers with all grammar and lexical errors corrected.

LETTER:

Dear Mr. Director,

I am pleased to inform you that the request regarding your visit has been approved by the commander. Can you, please, provide me with the exact date of your arrival and the number of the people who are going to participate? Regarding your accommodation I can guarantee only tents on the territory of the base. Will it be sufficient for the incoming team? Continue reading “Peacekeeping missions and trainings oriented papers on level 3” »

Food rations and gunfire incident topics – level 3

Writing samples of the military writing according to Stanag6001.Below you will find possible answers to the writing tasks: L3/W/006.

These are real students’ papers, where I corrected some grammar errors and awkward phrasing. I preserved the original layout, work organization and student’s way of reasoning. The given examples are good enough to pass the exam on level 3. Read it, use it and compare with your own papers.

LETTER:

 

Dear Sir,

I am writing to you in reply to your request on the new food rations you asked us to test in the field conditions. We accept the above given task but we are going to test the new food next month – during the exercise. Continue reading “Food rations and gunfire incident topics – level 3” »

Writing samples on level 3, flood and trainings topics

Writing samples of the military writing according to Stanag6001.Below you will find possible answers to the writing tasks: L3/W/005.

These are real students’ papers, where I corrected some grammar errors and awkward phrasing. I preserved the original layout, work organization and student’s way of reasoning. The given examples are very good, and all tasks assigned were fulfilled. Read it, use it and compare with your own papers.

LETTER:

Dear Maj. Abdul,

I’m writing to you to thank you wholeheartedly for the outstanding participation of your soldiers during the landmines and C-IED training organized in the Sangin Training Centre. Amongst the other soldiers, Khan and Khanin deserve a special commendation. I can confirm that all of your 125 subordinates are ready to deal properly with encountered mines. Continue reading “Writing samples on level 3, flood and trainings topics” »

Writing test – answer samples

Writing samples of the military writing according to Stanag6001.Below you will find possible answers to the writing tasks: L3/W/007.

These are real students’ papers, where I corrected some grammar errors and awkward phrasing. I preserved the original layout, work organization and student’s way of reasoning. Despite some flaws you still can find in these works, the given examples are good enough to pass the exam on level 3. Read it, use it and compare with your own papers.

LETTER:

Dear Mr Mayor,

In response to your e-mail with the general requirements regarding the emergency situations, I am pleased to inform you that our local unit will involve its manpower and resources in order to support the local community. Continue reading “Writing test – answer samples” »

Good vs. bad writing examples

ISAF driving directive - fragment from the chart exhibited in BAF DFAC.Some real writing examples

Last time I provided you some writing samples prepared by native Polish using English as a second language. This time let’s have a look at English native speakers’ performance. All discussed fragments of military texts were taken from real ISAF documents. All of them were attributed to English native speakers, or at least a native speaker approved them. As you suspect, I found perfect, sophisticated language usage examples as well as  occurences of minor or even terrible misuse of a mother tongue.

 Right place for an apostrophe

Such a tiny element as an apostrophe may cause big troubles to English users. Continue reading “Good vs. bad writing examples” »

Writing task – example answers

Today samples of my students’ writing are the answers to the task recently published here. It is the first task, part A of the 3rd level exam. For your awareness, and additional educational effect I publish students’ work verbatim, with all errors

A soldier doing writing task. It's not that easy to write something in English!

A soldier doing writing task in English. Image source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

they’ve made. Hover the cursor over the highlighted part to see the comment on what is wrong with each part and then click the number to go to the footnotes with corrected version of the highlighted part.

 

First sample of writing (with errors!):

Sir,

I would like to inform you about situation in Forward Operating Base Ghazni (FOB Ghazni). The most important issue is the unacceptable behaviour of the local security company named BAATFA. Our sentry at the gates and in the towers[1] noticed the following occurances[2].

The first, employees of the company very often late[3] for duty giving no justification or explanation.

The second, their weapons are left without attention. Moreover, personel of the BAATFA company use their guns in the wrong way aiming weapons at fellow soldiers.

The third, their[4]often chat with passers-by – local people disturbing them from[5] duties. Even more, they do not observe peremeter during noon prayers. Continue reading “Writing task – example answers” »