Elections and military hospitals topics – level 3 writing test

Military health system as a writing task for military English students - level 3Another examination set on level 3. The courtesy of the PAFSL in Łódź. Good luck!

English examination set #L3/W/009

Level 3

Writing

Time: 90 minutes

Task One

Part A

In the area where you are stationed on a mission there is going to be a referendum. You have received a letter from the local authorities with a request to provide more security and to protect the polling stations on the day of the referendum. Write a reply to the letter 1) accepting the task, 2) asking for additional information and 3) suggesting a meeting to arrange further details. 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.

MY NOTES:
– Exact date and time ?
– polling stations – how many?
– more patrols – possible – how often and where?
– crowd control – with local police – liaison officer needed

Part B

You have received a reply from the local authorities. It turned out that there are so many polling stations that the Polish contingent can’t deal with the task on its own and you had to ask the U.S. contingent for help. You have just returned from a meeting with the Americans who agreed to help. Write a memo to your CO informing him about the details discussed during the meeting: 1) zones; 2) procedures. Write between 60 and 80 words. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions! Otherwise, you will be penalised.

Task Two

Write a report for the NATO health commission about the state of the military health service in Poland. Write about 1) the current situation, 2) possible causes of the present problems and their consequences, 3) steps that should be taken to remedy the situation. Write between 200 – 250 words. The information below is given to help you but does not have to be used. Remember not to copy the exact phrasing of the task instructions or input! Otherwise, you will be penalised.

Military health service problems:

(Chief of Military Health Inspectorate’s presentation)

– Vacancies
– Finances
– Military medical training
– Field hospitals on foreign missions
– Medical equipment

CLOSING DOWN THE MILITARY MEDICAL UNIVERSITY WAS A MISTAKE!

2nd MILITARY FIELD HOSPITAL DEPLOYS TO AFGHANISTAN

MEDEVAC IN AFGHANISTAN TO BE STRENGTHENED BY HELICOPTERS

TRAINING CENTRE FOR MILITARY PARAMEDICS OPENS

DOES THE NATIONAL HEALTH FUND REALLY LOOK AFTER THE MILITARY?

(Press Headlines)

VARIOUS OPINIONS:

Civilian psychologists know nothing about post-mission trauma. They don’t understand us at all.

Number of soldiers in post-mission trauma therapy. 2004: 400, 2005: 600, 2009: 14,300, 2010: 14,200There are so few military patients that there is no point in keeping so many military hospitals.

They promised that we would have priority in military hospitals.
And now what? I go there and there are hundreds of
civilians waiting..

I waited and waited and there were always some soldiers ahead of me. Are they better than us, civilians?

Number of medical personnel in the Polish Armed Forces
Army Air Force Navy
No. of medical positions: 1291 298 228
No. of positions taken: 807 205 128
No. of vacancies: 484 93 100