DO UNIVERSAL IDEAS FOR STANAG 6001 BRIEFINGS EXIST?
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    I often receive questions about how to invent advantages and disadvantages for STANAG 6001 LEVEL 3 briefings. Some people even ask about universal ideas they could use in every briefing. The universal part of the briefing is its … Read More

GRAMMAR FOR STANAG EXAMS
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I have problems with grammar. My grammar is never correct. I mix up all these tenses. Sounds familiar? I need to revise some grammar! This is the most frequent statement I hear when people ask me for advice in preparing … Read More

HOW NOT TO PANIC BEFORE SPEAKING – FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE
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Everyone around looks like they know something you don’t. You take out your notes and start revising randomly. It soon turns out you don’t remember it all. So you panic … and instead of warming up and preparing mentally to … Read More

6 PRACTICAL TIPS ON HOW TO COME UP WITH ARGUMENTS
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One of the frequent problems people have both in writing and in speaking during the STANAG 6001 English exam level 3 is coming up with interesting arguments. In the post, you will find 6 practical solutions to this problem.   … Read More

WHAT ABOUT GRAMMAR?
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Is grammar really that important? Is it necessary to communicate? What do boring grammar exercises have in common with speaking? These are the often heard and asked questions which become especially important when we talk about exams. I’ll try to … Read More

SAMPLE BRIEFING: FULL TEXT, NOTES AND QUESTIONS
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At the request of some students preparing for the level 3 speaking, I’m giving you today a sample STANAG 6001 level 3 briefing, followed by a plan/notes and examples of questions which might be asked by the second candidate about … Read More

10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID IN A BRIEFING
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10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID IN A BRIEFING Today, I want to tell you about ten most common mistakes people make when giving a briefing at the STANAG level 3 speaking and what to do to avoid them. 1. … Read More

WHY IS THE STANAG 6001 LEVEL 3 SPEAKING SO DIFFICULT?
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WHY IS THE STANAG LEVEL 3 SPEAKING SO DIFFICULT?     If you are interested in passing STANAG 6001 level 3, you have probably already heard how difficult it is. So, why is it so difficult? And what to do … Read More

HOW TO PRACTISE SPEAKING ON YOUR OWN
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SELF-STUDY TIPS FOR PRACTISING SPEAKING I know…you may ask me now how it is possible to practise speaking on your own. I agree that it would be ideal to have someone to talk to, preferably a native speaker, a private … Read More

MARKING CRITERIA-SPEAKING
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MARKING CRITERIA – SPEAKINGPOINTSThere 20 points to get at the STANAG 6001 English exam in speaking. 10 points for Task 1 (briefing) and 10 points for Task 2 (discussion). To pass the exam you need to obtain 70%, that is 14 … Read More

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