MÓWIENIE 3 EN [#276_150]

TASK 1
You are going to give a 3-4 minute briefing on the topic given below. Do not exceed this time limit. Please read the instructions carefully. You have 15 minutes to prepare for it. You are allowed to write a plan, which you can refer to while speaking, but you mustn't write the whole briefing in order to read it. After the briefing, be prepared to respond appropriately to the questions and comments made by your partner. You will also be required to ask questions and comment on your partner's briefing.
A local school in your area of responsibility in Afghanistan has asked you to organize extra activities for children. Give a briefing on two possible courses for the local pupils. Explain the pros and cons of each option, recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible options:
  • a language course
  • a mine-awareness course
  • other
TASK 2
You are going to talk about the issue given in the prompt card. Please, read the task carefully. Discuss all the aspects before trying to reach agreement. Remember that you have to talk for 6 minutes.
ACCIDENTS
There are many reasons for the decrease in the number of road accidents in Poland. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons and try to decide which of them is the most and the least influential. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • BETTER ROADS
  • HIGHER FINES
  • BETTER CARS
Inne brifingi
Your company is going to cooperate with a Lithuanian unit on a peacekeeping mission abroad. You are responsible for preparing the soldiers for the event. Give a briefing on two possible options, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • organize training for Polish troops only
  • organize training with the Lithuanian unit
  • other
You are on a mission abroad. There is a possibility of riots breaking out in your AOR. Give a briefing on two possible courses of action, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • increase foot patrols
  • intensify cooperation with local leaders
  • other
You are on a mission abroad. There has been an increase in the number of armed confrontations in your AOR. Give a briefing on two possible solutions to the problem, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • set up checkpoints around the city
  • carry out long range patrols
  • other
Recent statistics have shown a sharp increase in the number of troops unfit for deployment. As an MoD advisor, you’ve been tasked with finding a way to reduce the number of non-deployables. Give a briefing on two possible solutions to the problem, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • introduce lower deployment standards
  • provide financial benefits as incentives
  • other
One of your section commanders is to retire soon. You have been tasked with recommending candidates suitable for the post. Give a briefing on two possible candidates, describing their strengths and weaknesses. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • candidate A
  • candidate B
There is a need to provide English language training for some of your soldiers. Give a briefing on two courses available, discussing their advantages and disadvantages, and suggesting which one should be chosen. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a 5-month residential course in another city
  • a 5-month e-learning course in your location
  • other
Recently a Military Academy cadet was caught bullying. You have been tasked to give a briefing on two possible ways of dealing with this issue, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • organize meetings with a psychologist for the bully
  • punish the bully as an example to others
  • other
While on a mission, you have been tasked by the local authorities to organize IED training for civilians. Give a briefing on two possible solutions discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • slideshow + lecture by one of your officers
  • practical training with a bomb disposal unit
  • other
Your department is moving to another building. Give a briefing on two possible courses of action and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • use your own transport
  • hire a removal company
  • other
Your unit cooperates with the local shooting club, which has asked you to hold a joint shooting competition. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • using the club’s indoor 25-meter range
  • using the MoD outdoor 500-meter range (100 km. away)
  • other
Some wounded soldiers and paramedics got stuck in the battle zone. The wounded need to be evacuated immediately from the area under enemy fire. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of evacuation, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • using armoured ambulances (available in minimum 1 hour)
  • sending out soldiers on foot
  • other
During the field exercise a local road was incidentally bombed and the village residents lost access to the nearest town. The military is responsible for restoring the connection to the town. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • allowing the residents to use a road across the military grounds
  • rebuilding 1,8 km of the damaged road
  • other
There will be a big multinational field exercise held in your training grounds soon. You are to select the best place for setting up a field hospital. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • in the forest in the training area
  • on the base
  • other
You are a logistics officer responsible for ammunition supplies for the upcoming international field exercise. You have contacted the main storehouse, but unfortunately the ammo you need is currently not in stock. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • asking the MOD supplies department for an emergency purchase
  • getting ammunition from the nearby units
  • other
Due to changing warfare, it has been decided that certain elements should be added to the training for soldiers going on missions. The new elements will be introduced gradually. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend the one that should be implemented first and justify your choice.
  • asymmetrical warfare
  • acquiring intelligence
  • other
During the last PE training there was an accident (a monkey pull-up bar collapsed). The training area was closed for security reasons. Due to the upcoming PE exam the problem has to be solved quickly. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • hold a tender for renovating the training area
  • resign from pull-ups during the exam
  • other
The soldiers from your unit, who are to be deployed abroad, need a refresher course on Rules of Engagement. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • course in CIMIC centre just for those who are to be deployed
  • course on-base for all the troops
  • other
You are on a mission. The area near your unit’s AOR has been affected by an earthquake. A number of people have lost their homes. Your unit has been tasked with arranging temporary accommodation for them. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • order and assemble military housing containers
  • set up a tent camp
  • other
You are on a mission. A number of refugees are accommodated in the school building in the town in your unit’s AOR. Recently, there have been violent protests of local residents against the refugees. You have been tasked with dealing with the situation. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • organise a meeting of residents and refugees
  • send more soldiers to patrol the area
  • other
A group of reservists is to undergo training in your unit. They are to practise vehicle drills and patrolling. You have been tasked with organizing this training. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • combined training with active-duty soldiers from your unit
  • training only for reservists
  • other
Your unit is about to deploy on an operation abroad and there is a need for man-portable drones. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • buy commercially available drones
  • order specially made drones
  • other
Your unit has recently come back from a tour of Afghanistan. A Lithuanian unit that you cooperate with has requested help in preparing their soldiers for an upcoming tour. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • send a training team to Lithuania
  • run a training event in Poland
  • other
Your unit has been asked to help local authorities to provide flood relief in the south of Poland. Your base is 200km from the affected area. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • transport your troops to the affected area daily
  • arrange for your troops to stay in the affected area
  • other
While in Afghanistan, your commander is due to meet with local elders. It is your job to securely transport him there. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • armoured convoy
  • helicopter transport
  • other
Your base in Afghanistan has come under increased mortar fire. Give a briefing to your commander on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • buy advanced counter mortar system
  • build reinforced mortar protection shelters
  • other
Your infantry battalion is going to participate in an international exercise in Ukraine. Give a briefing on two possible pre-training events, mentioning their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a marksmanship course
  • a battlefield medicine course
  • other
During a river-crossing drill, you discovered that some of your amphibious vehicles are no longer water-tight. You have been tasked with recommending the best solution for the future. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • repair the faulty vehicles
  • buy new amphibious vehicles
  • other
Two of your soldiers have won an international military competition. Give a briefing on two possible ways of rewarding them for their success. Describe the options below mentioning their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • give the soldiers financial prizes
  • send the soldiers on a course in Canada
  • other
A considerable number of your soldiers are on sick leave. This complicates the organization of an upcoming foreign soldiers’ visit to your unit. Give a briefing on two possible courses of action, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • postpone foreign soldiers’ visit
  • request help from another unit
  • other
The town where your unit is stationed is going to celebrate its 700th anniversary. Give a briefing on two possible ways in which your unit can contribute to the festivities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a show by your unit’s historical re-enactment group
  • a display of your unit’s most modern equipment
  • other
Your section is responsible for running air patrols in the Polish AOR on a peacekeeping mission. One helicopter which is regularly used during patrols has broken down. You have been tasked with solving the problem. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • repair the helicopter on the spot
  • request another helicopter from Poland
  • other
A big supply of food is to be sent to Polish troops on a mission abroad. You have been tasked with organising transport of the cargo. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • use sea transport
  • use a military plane
  • other
A group of soldiers from Italy accompanied by high ranking officers is coming to take part in training events in a Military Training Centre in your unit. Due to the renovation of the barracks another accommodation is needed. You have been tasked with arranging it. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • rent rooms in a hotel in town (20 km away)
  • use tents on the spot
  • other
One of the soldiers in your unit was caught bullying other troopers. You have been tasked with suggesting what to do with the soldier. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • demotion to a lower rank
  • dishonorable discharge from the military
  • other
Some low ranking soldiers from your unit got injured in a field training. You have been tasked with suggesting how to prepare soldiers better to avoid such incidents during exercises. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a refresher course on safety regulations
  • more practice on the training ground
  • other
A group of soldiers going on a mission for the first time will have a training event with a combat experienced officer. You have been tasked with suggesting the topic of the training. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • urban fight tactics
  • coping with the locals
  • other
The local authorities have asked your unit to contribute to national holiday celebrations. You have been tasked with organizing one event. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a parade + military band show
  • a display of equipment in the town centre
  • other
You are on a mission abroad. You have just got a tip-off that there is a suspicious activity in the mountains in you AOR. You have been tasked with gathering more information. Give a briefing on two possible courses of action describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • send a special task force to carry out recce
  • send spying drones
  • other
MOD officials are going to pay a visit to your unit, where a new model of mortars was tested. You have been tasked with presenting the effectiveness of the new equipment. Give a briefing on two possibilities describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • video made during tests
  • live demonstration in the training area
  • other
UN diplomats, who are to help negotiate a peace agreement in the conflict zone, will arrive in your AOR. You have been tasked with securing the visit. Give a briefing on two possible ways of doing it describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • use soldiers from the main base
  • get a special task force from FOB (Forward Operating Base)
  • other
The security of your unit’s training grounds has to be improved due to cases of illegal entry. You have been tasked with suggesting solutions to the problem. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • installing CCTV cameras
  • building a better fence
  • other
Your unit is going to participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation. You have been tasked with organizing one more training event before it. Give a briefing on two possible events, describing their benefits and problems connected with their organization. Recommend the more beneficial one and justify your choice.
  • search and cordon techniques
  • conducting foot patrols
  • other
The Minister of Defence is to be shown a new piece of equipment your unit has recently obtained. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of presenting the equipment, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a static display of the equipment with a power point presentation
  • a practical demonstration of the equipment in the training area
  • other
You are on a mission abroad; recently a hurricane hit the area where your unit is stationed. Your unit has been asked to provide disaster relief. Give a briefing on two possible ways in which your troops could help, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • helping with search and rescue missions
  • helping with the distribution of food supplies
  • other
Your CO is concerned that a lot of people in the unit are using computers to surf the Internet within office hours. There is a need to reduce the time wasted in this way. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible solutions to the problem, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • installing spy software to monitor computer use
  • blocking access to certain civilian websites
  • other
You have been tasked with organizing ground attack training for your pilots. However, the range near your base has been declared unsafe. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • use a flight simulator
  • train in another base
  • other
The intelligence section has warned your CO of a strong chance of an IED attack along your planned convoy route. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of dealing with the threat, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • call in a specialist bomb disposal unit (24 hours)
  • use your own troops to check the route (2 hours)
  • other
Recently there have been cases of soldiers collapsing during their fitness test. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of reducing the risk of this happening again, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • more pre-test training sessions
  • detailed medical check-ups before the test
  • other
The MoD has issued a warning of a possible terrorist attack in your country. Give a briefing on two possible ways of increasing security in your unit where many civilian workers are employed. Describe their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • install new explosive detectors
  • double the number of security guards
  • other
Your unit is to hold a short training event for Territorial Army members. You have been tasked with suggesting proposals for activities to be carried out. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • military rules and regulations
  • shooting training
  • other
Due to reorganization in your unit one of the existing facilities has to be closed down. Your CO has asked you to analyse the needs in the unit and to suggest which facility should be kept. Give a briefing on the advantages and disadvantages of the two facilities. Recommend the one that should be kept and justify your choice.
  • ambulatory surgery
  • canteen
Your unit is competing for the best unit award. You have little time left before the final assessment is made. Give a briefing on two possible areas which need improvement. Describe advantages and disadvantages of choosing each option. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • soldiers' physical condition
  • equipment handling
  • other
Some buildings in your unit are to be renovated. You have been tasked with finding a company to do it. Give a briefing in which you present two building firms, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a small family firm
  • a large company
  • other
Your unit is to contribute to a social campaign whose aim is to encourage young people to join the military. You have been tasked with suggesting a way of doing it. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • organize a series of soldiers’ visits to secondary schools
  • organize a military summer camp for young people
  • other
Your CO wants to encourage the best soldiers on short term contracts to change to permanent contracts. You have been tasked with suggesting ways of persuading them. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages for the unit. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • send on a specialized course
  • guarantee time for studying (college, university)
  • other
Due to a recent promotion, a place has opened up for a new logistics specialist in your unit. Your CO has asked for advice. Give a briefing on two possible candidates, describing the advantages and disadvantages of employing each of them. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • retired army officer
  • civilian specialist
  • other
You serve on a foreign mission. During one operation your unit has to cross a deep river in order to stop enemy activity on the other side. You have been tasked with suggesting ways of doing it. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • call a team of engineers to build a bridge
  • organize a crossing in amphibious vehicles
  • other
A village near your unit has been flooded. Your unit has been asked to help. As most of the soldiers from your unit have been sent to strengthen the flood barriers by the river, you have a limited number of men. Give a briefing on two possible ways of providing help; describe their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • provide transport for evacuation
  • deliver supplies
  • other
While providing protection for a refugee camp you received complaints about abuse of women. You have been tasked with suggesting solutions to the problem. Give a briefing on two possibilities, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • dividing the camp into two areas: for men and for women with children
  • creating a refugee volunteer patrol group
  • other
While on a mission, you have been tasked to improve medical care in your unit. Give a briefing on two possible solutions discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • bringing more doctors from Poland
  • arranging visits to a local medical centre
  • other
Recently there have been cases of soldiers collapsing during their fitness test. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of reducing the risk of this happening again, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • more pre-test training sessions
  • detailed medical check-ups before the test
  • other
The number of soldiers in your unit suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder has increased in recent years. There are several ways of dealing with the issue. Give a briefing on two possible solutions to the problem describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • psychological help for soldiers
  • longer leave for servicemen
  • other
You have been tasked with evacuating several wounded soldiers from the base to the nearest hospital. The main road is too dangerous because it is under fire and the weather is bad so a helicopter cannot be used. Give a briefing to present two other routes describing their good and bad points. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a local country road
  • a shortcut through the mountains
  • other
You are on a mission abroad. There has been an increase in the number of civilians injured by mines in your AOR. You have been tasked with improving the safety of the local population. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • organize a mine awareness course for civilians
  • request greater engineer support
  • other
The Minister of Defence is to be shown a new piece of equipment your unit has recently obtained. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of presenting the equipment, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • a static display of the equipment with a power point presentation
  • a practical demonstration of the equipment in the training area
  • other
Your CO is concerned that a lot of people in the unit are using computers to surf the Internet within office hours. There is a need to reduce the time wasted in this way. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible solutions to the problem, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • installing spy software to monitor computer use
  • blocking access to certain civilian websites
  • other
There is an urgent need to improve the cyber-security of your unit after recent hackers’ attacks. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of doing it, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • employ a civilian IT security specialist
  • limit the number of computers with internet access
  • other
A piece of equipment in your unit often fails and something needs to be done. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing the advantages and disadvantages of them. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • buy a new piece of equipment
  • renovate the existing equipment
  • other
The army needs to recruit more soldiers. You have been tasked to organize an event which would encourage people to enlist. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • organize tour of base and display of equipment
  • set up recruitment stand in local mall
  • other
The intelligence section has warned your CO of a strong chance of an IED attack along your planned convoy route. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of dealing with the threat, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • call in a specialist bomb disposal unit (24 hours)
  • use your own troops to check the route (2 hours)
  • other
You suspect one of your soldiers of leaking information but you do not have a solid proof. Give a briefing to present two possible ways of detecting the leak describing the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • setting up a trap
  • monitoring the suspected soldier
  • other
One of your subordinates is to be sent abroad for a year. There is a necessity of appointing someone to substitute them during their absence. You have been tasked with recommending candidates suitable for the post. Give a briefing on two possible candidates, describing their strengths and weaknesses. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • Candidate A
  • Candidate b
On a mission your unit has to secure the polling stations in your AOR during the local elections. However, there are not enough soldiers to cover the whole area. You have been tasked with solving the problem. Give a briefing on two possible solutions, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • secure all the stations together with local troops
  • secure the stations only in dangerous locations
  • other
MoD has issued a warning of a possible terrorist attack in your country. Give a briefing on two possible ways of increasing security in your unit where many civilian workers are employed. Describe advantages and disadvantages of each option. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • install new explosive detectors
  • double the number of security guards
  • other
A local informer you have been cooperating with on a mission received life – threatening messages. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of ensuring his safety, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • take the informer to your home country
  • find a hideout for the informer in his country
  • other
During a routine inspection, an illegal weapon was found in the locker of one of your soldiers. You have been tasked with giving a briefing on two possible ways of dealing with the problem, describing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • internal punishment
  • report to the military police
  • other
There has been an incident of theft of military gear on your base. In a briefing to your CO present solutions to the problem, discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
  • detailed searches at the gate
  • installing cameras in depots
  • other
You are in charge of logistics in a military academy. A group of women has been admitted to the academy and the command are wondering where to accommodate them. Give a briefing on possible solutions, describing advantages and disadvantages of two of them. Recommend one and explain why.
  • a separate building
  • the same building
  • other
On a peacekeeping mission you are responsible for security on the base. As there have been some attacks recently, you are tasked with improving security. Give a briefing on possible solutions, describing advantages and disadvantages of two of therm Recommend one and explain why.
  • more men
  • lights and cameras
  • other
While on a mission, you are in charge of organizing a formal dinner for a group of UN officials. Give a briefing on two possible solutions discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible venues:
  • on base (canteen or mess)
  • a local restaurant
  • other
While on a mission, you have been tasked to improve medical care in your unit. Give a briefing on two possible solutions discussing their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible options:
  • bringing more doctors from Poland
  • bringing more doctors from Poland
  • other
Your unit is to contribute to the organization of the Polish Independence Day in your town. Present two possible ways of celebrating the event. Describe advantages and disadvantages of the two options, recommend one of them and justify your choice.
Possible events:
  • a military parade
  • an airshow
  • other
An international training event is to take place in your unit. However, a piece of equipment essential for the exercise has broken down. Give a briefing presenting two solutions and describe their advantages and disadvantages. Recommend one of the options and justify your choice.
Possible solutions:
  • delay the exercise
  • change the type of exercise
  • other
There is a need for a course in basic English for Afghan soldiers. Present two ways in which the Polish side could contribute to the training. Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each option, choose one and justify your choice.
Possible solutions:
  • classes with English-speaking Polish soldiers
  • classes with professional language teachers
  • other
One of your young NCOs was arrested by the military police after a fight at the military camp. Give a briefing to your commander detailing two possible forms of punishment, explaining the pros and cons of each. Recommend one and justify your choice.
Possible forms of punishment:
  • extra duties
  • financial consequences
  • other
You have been tasked with providing protection for a VIP during his official visit to your base. Brief your CO on two possible alternatives, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Recommend one justifying your choice.
Possibilities:
  • set up check points outside of the camp
  • increase security on the main gate
  • other
Your unit has just returned from Afghanistan. Several soldiers earned medals for bravery and the whole unit qualified for campaign medals. Give a brief on two possible ways to present the medals, detailing the pros and cons of each. Recommend one method and justify your choice.
Possibilities:
  • public ceremony (with families)
  • ceremony in the unit (soldiers only)
  • other
Your unit has been tasked with improving the infrastructure in your area of responsibility. Give a briefing suggesting two ways your unit can contribute. Present the pros and cons of each option. Recommend one and justify your choice.
Possibilities:
  • renovate the local hospital
  • rebuild the bridge in the area
  • other
Inne dyskusje
WORK
There are several reasons why people become dissatisfied with their jobs. Look at the list below and decide which factor is the most and the least common.
  • POOR SALARY
  • UNFAIR BOSS
  • REPETETIVE TASKS
EUROPEAN UNION
The EU faces a number of problems that influence security in the region. Look at list below. Discuss the factors and try to decide which of them is the most and the least influential.
  • INCREASED NUMBER OF TERRORIST ATTACKS
  • RUSSIA’S AGGRESSIVE POLICY
  • LACK OF SOLIDARITY AMONG EU MEMBERS
SOCIAL ISSUES
There are several factors that determine the development of a country. Look at the list below and try to decide which factor is the most and the least influential.
  • GOOD EDUCATION SYSTEM
  • FAVOURABLE LAWS
  • WELL DEVELOPED INFRASTRUCTURE
SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media can have a negative influence on its users. Look at the list below. Discuss the following problems and try to decide which one is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • UNHEALTHY WAY OF LIFE
  • LOW SELF ESTEEM
  • CYBER BULLYING
CRIME
There is a number of factors that influence the crime rate. Look at the list below and try to decide which factor is the most and the least influential.
  • POVERTY
  • INEFFECTIVENESS OF POLICE
  • LENIENT PUNISHMENT
THREATS
In the 21st century we are facing many potential threats. Look at the list below and decide which one is the most and the least serious. Justify your choice.
  • EPIDEMICS
  • ARMS RACE
  • OVERPOPULATION
SOCIAL ISSUES
Nowadays more and more young adults are deciding to start living on their own later in life. Look at the list of possible reasons below and decide which one is the most and the least influential. Justify your choice.
  • POOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES
  • HOUSE PRICES
  • LAZINESS
ACCIDENTS
The number of fatal car accidents is still high in our country. Look at the list below and decide which solution is the most and the least effective. Justify your choice.
  • HARDER DRIVING TESTS
  • STRICTER PUNISHMENT
  • HI-TECH DEVICES IN CARS
CAREER
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s life. Look at the list below and decide which factor is the most and the least decisive when considering a career. Justify your choice.
  • CHANCES OF PROMOTION
  • SALARY
  • SATISFACTION
MOTORING
The car industry is facing a lot of challenges in the 21st century and it is constantly changing. Look at the list below and decide which solution is the most and the least likely to be developed in the future. Justify your choice.
  • ELECTRIC CARS
  • AUTONOMOUS CARS
  • FLYING CARS
ENVIRONMENT
Our planet is on the edge of an ecological disaster. Despite many efforts to prevent that, the effects are still disappointing. Look at the list below. Discuss the contribution of the following groups to the environmental protection and try to decide whose contribution is the most and the least significant. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • INDIVIDUALS
  • LOCAL AUTHORITIES
  • GOVERNMENTS
IMMIGRATION
There are many reasons why people become immigrants and settle in other countries. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to decide which is the most and the least important reason for migration. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • TO STUDY
  • TO WORK
  • TO ESCAPE FROM CONFLICT AREAS
MILITARY
There were many reasons for establishing Territorial Defense Force in Poland. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons and try to decide which of them was the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • ENEMY DETERRENCE
  • HELP DURING DISASTERS
  • INCREASING LOCAL SECURITY DURING CONFLICTS
TRAVELLING
Nowadays people travel more than in the past. Look at the list below. Discuss the following factors which make travelling easier and try to decide which is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • COST
  • SPEED
  • MANY CONNECTIONS
EMIGRATION
There are many reasons why people leave their native countries. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons and try to decide which of them is the most and the least frequent nowadays. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • COST OF LIVING
  • MARRIAGE
ACCOMMODATION
There are many factors which people take into consideration when they buy a flat. Look at the list below. Discuss the following factors and try to decide which of them is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • DISTANCE TO WORK
  • FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN
  • NOISE POLLUTION
DISCRIMINATION
People experience age, gender or religious discrimination. There are many reasons why this happens. Look at the list below. Discuss the reasons below and try to decide which of them is the most and the least serious in Poland. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • FEAR
  • LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
  • JOB COMPETITION
E-LEARNING
Although online learning is becoming more popular, some people worry about its negative aspects. Look at the list below. Discuss the following aspects and try to decide which of them is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • TECHNOLOGY DEPENDENCE
  • LIMITED TEACHER’S SUPPORT
  • NEED FOR SELF-DISCIPLINE
WORKING FROM HOME
Thanks to computer technology development there are more and more jobs which people can do from home. Look at the list below. Discuss the following factors which make working from home attractive and try to decide which of them is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • LESS STRESS
  • COMFORT
  • NO COMMUTING
TECHNOLOGY
Modern technological innovations appear every year. Look at the list below. Discuss the following innovations and try to decide which of them might be the most and the least beneficial for people. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • SELF-DRIVING CARS
  • DOMESTIC ROBOTS
  • INTELLIGENT HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
EDUCATION
Many people influence a child's education. Look at the list below. Discuss the different groups of people and try to decide which of them is the most and the least influential. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PARENTS
  • TEACHERS
  • FRIENDS
CITY LIFE
There are many factors which may discourage people from living in a city. Look at the list below. Discuss the different factors and try to decide which of them is the most and the least influential. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • POLLUTION
  • CONGESTION
  • CRIME
TECHNOLOGY
Technology influences many aspects of our lives. Look at the list below. Discuss the different areas and try to decide where technology is the most and the least influential. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • WORK
  • HOME
  • LEISURE
GLOBALISATION
Globalisation affects many parts of our lives. Look at the list below. Discuss the different areas and try to decide where globalisation is the most and the least influential. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PRODUCTS
  • TRAVEL
  • JOBS
MEDICINE
Advances in medicine help prolong people's lives. Look at the list below. Discuss the different areas and try to decide which innovation has the greatest and the least effect. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS
  • MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
  • MEDICAL PROCEDURES
LIFESTYLE
Many areas of our life have changed dramatically in the last 25 years. Discuss the areas presented below and decide which of them have undergone the most and the least significant changes. Justify your choice.
  • SOCIAL LIFE
  • HEALTH
  • TRAVELLING
SOCIAL ISSUES
There are a number of ways in which citizens can affect the situation in their country. Discuss the ways presented below and decide which of them is the most and the least effective. Justify your choice.
  • VOTING
  • DEMONSTRATING
  • SUPPORTING NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
BUSINESS
There are a number of factors that make a company successful. Discuss the factors below and decide which of them is the most and the least decisive. Justify your choice.
  • MANAGEMENT
  • EMPLOYEES
  • INNOVATION
THE MILITARY
There are many challenges that soldiers face in their career. Discuss the challenges listed below and decide which of them are the most and the least significant. Justify your choice.
  • FREQUENT CHANGE OF WORKPLACE
  • DANGER
  • INTENSIVE TRAINING
ENVIRONMENT
There are a number of ways in which an individual can protect the environment. Look at the examples below. Discuss the different methods of being environmentally friendly and decide which of them is the most and the least effective. Justify your choice.
  • SAVING ELECTRICITY
  • RECYCLING
  • CONSERVING WATER
CLOTHES
Nowadays there are more and more people who pay special attention to clothes. They do it for different reasons. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to agree which reason is the most and the least common. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • TO EXPRESS INDIVIDUALISM
  • TO SHOW FINANCIAL STATUS
  • TO OPPOSE SOCIAL NORMS
TOURISM
Citizens of the most popular tourist destinations organize protests against the growing number of visitors. There are many factors which contribute to such protests. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to decide which factor is the most and the least decisive. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • OVERCROWDING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
  • HIGH COST OF LIVING
ADVERTISING
Many people are tired of aggressive advertising which they find more and more annoying. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to decide which advertisements are the most and the least irritating. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • TV COMMERCIALS
  • TELEMARKETING
  • INTERNET POP-UPS
MIGRATIONS
More and more people migrate to Europe in search of better life. Some countries refuse to accept migrants for different reasons. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to decide which reason is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
  • SECURITY
  • LACK OF SOCIAL APPROVAL
SPORT
Big sporting events are organized by various countries not only for sport competition but also for other reasons. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons for organizing such events and try to agree which is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
  • ECONOMIC PROFITS
  • PROMOTION OF THE COUNTRY
ELECTIONS
Nowadays not many people are willing to vote in the elections because of different reasons. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to decide which reason is the most and the least common. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • LAZINESS
  • LACK OF SOCIAL AWARENESS
  • POLITICIANS’ EMPTY PROMISES
ENVIRONMENT
Due to the worsening condition of air, local authorities are trying to reduce pollution levels caused by cars in cities. Look at the list below. Discuss the following solutions and try to decide which one would be the most and the least effective. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC CARS
  • IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT
  • NETWORKS OF BIKE ROUTES
MILITARY
There is a growing concern that in case of any attacks Polish citizens are defenseless. There are some ideas how to improve this situation. Look at the list below. Discuss the following and try to decide which one would be the most and the least effective. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • OBLIGATORY MILITARY SERVICE FOR MEN
  • ACCESS TO GUNS
  • SHORT ANNUAL MILITARY EXERCISES FOR ADULTS
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Nowadays billions of dollars are spent on various scientific research. Look at the list below. Discuss the following areas and try to decide which one would be the most and the least worth investing in. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS
  • ROBOTS
  • GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD
ENTERTAINMENT
Some forms of entertainment as we know them today will disappear while others will be the same. Look at the list below. Discuss the following forms of entertainment and try to decide which one is the most and the least likely to remain unchanged. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • THEATRE
  • BOOKS
  • RADIO
HEALTH
Nowadays people have more and more health problems. Look at the list below. Discuss the following factors influencing people’s health and try to agree which is the most and the least harmful. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • BAD DIET
  • STRESS
  • LACK OF EXERCISE
TRAVELLING
Many Polish people choose foreign holiday destinations these days. Look at the list below. Discuss the reasons for this choice and try to decide which of them is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • LOW COSTS
  • GOOD WEATHER
  • OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH
MILITARY
There are many reasons why people join the military. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons and try to decide which of them is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • SALARY
  • JOB STABILITY
  • ACCOMMODATION
ANIMALS
It is said that animals are often maltreated by humans. Look at the list below. Discuss the following examples of animal abuse and try to decide which of them is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • TOO HARD WORK
  • SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS
  • OWNER’S CRUELTY
EDUCATION
Technological developments have led to changes in the way schools work now. Look at the list below. Discuss the following areas of change and try to agree which one is the most and the least useful. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • MODERN TEACHING AIDS
  • ELECTRONIC REGISTERS
  • MONITORING SYSTEMS
MONEY
There are many ways to invest money. Look at the list below. Discuss the possible methods and try to agree which is the best and the worst form of investment. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PROPERTY
  • SHARES
  • SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
INTERNET CRIME
The development of modern technology has led to the appearance of new forms of crime committed on the Internet. Look at the list below. Discuss the following crimes and try to decide which of them is the most and the least common. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • STEALING PERSONAL DATA
  • COPYRIGHTS VIOLATION
  • CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
LEISURE TIME
Nowadays people have less and less free time due to work. Look at the list below. Discuss the following aspects and try to agree which has the biggest and smallest influence on people’s free time. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • BUSINESS TRIPS
  • COMMUTING
  • WORKLOAD
RURAL LIFE
A lot of people leave cities and choose to live in the countryside. Look at the list below. Discuss the following benefits and try to agree which is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • NATURE
  • LOWER CRIME RATE
  • PEACE AND QUIET
Modern manners
Nowadays people’s manners are becoming worse and worse. Look at the list below. Discuss the following examples of behaviour and try to agree which one is the most and the least irritating. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • TALKING LOUDLY ON MOBILE PHONES
  • LITTERING
  • JUMPING QUEUES
Military
Being a good soldier requires certain physical and personality features. Look at the list below. Discuss why a soldier should have the following qualities and try to decide which is the most and the least important in their job. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PHYSICAL STRENGTH
  • QUICK THINKING
  • TEAM WORK ABILITY
Joining the military
There are many reasons for joining the military. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons and try to decide which of them is the most and the least important. Justify your choice.
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
  • MONEY
  • LACK OF ROUTINE
Education
School education is an important aspect of every man's life. Look at the list below. Discuss the following aims of education and decide which one is the most and the least important. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS
  • PROVIDING KNOWLEDGE
  • PREPARING FOR WORK
Unattractive jobs
Despite high unemployment there are still jobs which people do not want to do. Look at the list below. Discuss what discourages people from doing these jobs and try to agree which is the most and the least unattractive. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PLUMBER
  • NURSE
  • FARMER
Unemployment / Job market
More and more people are losing their jobs these days. Look at the list below and decide which forms of employment are the most and the least secure. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • SELF-EMPLOYMENT
  • PUBLIC SECTOR
  • JOB WITH AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
Job market
There are a lot of factors contributing to unemployment in Poland. Look at the list of factors below and decide which is the most and the least influential. Justify your opinion.
  • INFLUX OF IMMIGRANTS
  • HIGH TECHNOLOGY
  • PEOPLE'S INADEQUATE SKILLS
Financial issues
Nowadays more and more people get into financial trouble. Look at the list below and decide which of the factors are the most and the least influential with regard to this problem. Justify your opinion.
  • EASY ACCESS TO LOANS
  • LOW INCOME
  • LACK OF ECONOMIC EDUCATION
Money
There are many things we can invest money in. Look at the list below. Discuss the possible investments and try to agree which is the best and the worst form of investment. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PROPERTY
  • LAND
  • SHARES
Natural disasters
Natural disasters have a big effect on people. Look at the list below. Discuss the following areas and try to decide which of them is the most and the least difficult to overcome. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • PROPERTY DAMAGE
  • PHYSICAL INJURIES
  • MENTAL TRAUMA
Environmental problems
There are a lot of environmental problems facing mankind. Look at the list below and decide which problems are the most and the least serious. Justify your choice.
  • ANIMAL EXTINCTION
  • CLIMATE CHANGE
  • WASTE DISPOSAL
Pollution
Smog is a serious problem in a lot of Polish cities. Look at the list below. Discuss the following sources of smog and try to decide which is the easiest and the hardest to deal with. Justify your choice.
  • FACTORIES
  • CARS
  • HEATING SYSTEMS
Tourism
Over the past twenty years Poland has become an attractive tourist destination. Look at the list below and try to agree which of the areas has changed the most and least. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR
  • QUALITY OF SERVICE
  • INFRASTRUCTURE
Immigrants
The number of immigrants in our country has increased recently. But the presence of immigrants in Poland causes various reactions. Look at different attitudes of the Polish people to the newcomers. Discuss them and decide which is the most and the least typical. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • HATE AND VIOLENCE
  • TOLERANCE
  • ACCEPTANCE AS SECOND CATEGORY CITIZENS
Reasons for depression
The number of people suffering from depression has been increasing rapidly. Look at the list below. Discuss the reasons for depression and try to agree which is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • FAST LIFESTYLE
  • PERSONAL PROBLEMS
  • STRESS AT WORK
Health
It is said that Polish people are getting less healthy. Look at the list below. Discuss the following factors which might contribute to this problem and try to agree which is the most and the least significant. Justify your choice.
  • EATING HABITS
  • ADDICTIONS
  • LITTLE SPORT
Health
Medicine has been developing very fast. Look at the list below. Discuss the following medical advances and decide which is the most and the least beneficial. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • X-RAY
  • ANTIBIOTICS
  • DNA DISCOVERY
Addictions
Many people suffer from various addictions. Look at the list below. Discuss the addictions and try to agree which one is the most and the least destructive. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • GAMBLING
  • ALCOHOLISM
  • WORKAHOLISM
Modern Addictions
Contemporary lifestyle makes people develop modern addictions. Look at the list and decide which of the addictions below has the most and least harmful effect on people's lives. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • WORKAHOLISM
  • SHOPAHOLISM
  • INTERNET ADDICTION
SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is growing in popularity and importance. Look at the list below and decide which of these areas is influenced most and least by social media.
  • ECONOMY
  • POLITICS
  • SOCIAL LIFE
Technological progress
Our world is developing very fast. Look at the list below. Discuss the following developments and try to agree which is the most and the least beneficial. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • MOBILE PHONES
  • SPACESHIP
  • TELEVISION
Technological developments in education
Technological developments have led to changes in the way schools work now. Look at the list below. Discuss the following areas of change and try to agree which one is the most and the least useful. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • MODERN TEACHING AIDS
  • ELECTRONIC REGISTERS
  • MONITORING SYSTEMS
Technology
There are many technological advances which are said to be harmful to people’s health. Look at the list below. Discuss the following advances and try to agree which is the most and the least influential.
  • HOME ENTERTAINMENT
  • GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD
  • CARS
READERSHIP
According to statistics few people read books nowadays. Look at the list below. Discuss the reasons for the decline in readership and try to agree which of them is the most and least influential.
  • LACK OF TIME
  • LAZINESS
  • DOMINANCE OF OTHER MEDIA
Conflicts
Polish troops have been in Afghanistan for a long time now. Our soldiers have learned a lot there. Look at the list below. Discuss the lessons learned and try to agree which is the most and the least significant for soldiers. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • OPERATING NEW EQUIPMENT
  • COUNTER-INSURGENCY
  • INTEROPERABILITY
Crime
Some crimes get a lot of publicity in the media. Look at the list below and decide which of them is the most and the least harmful. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • STALKING
  • PEDOPHILIA
  • CORRUPTION
Crime
There are certain types of crimes which are often committed by young people. Look at the list below. Discuss the following crimes and try to agree which is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • VANDALISM
  • COMPUTER PIRACY
  • SPEEDING
Demonstrations
Demonstrations, useful as they are, cause many problems. Look at the list below. Discuss the following problems and try to agree which one is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • AGGRESSION
  • TRANSPORT PROBLEMS
  • VANDALISM
European issues
Europe has faced a number of problems recently. Look at the list below. Discuss the following problems and try to agree which is the most and the least serious. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • MUSLIM TERRORIST ATTACKS
  • REFUGEES
  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S UNEMPLOYMENT
Global security
There are many reasons for a growing feeling of insecurity among people. Look at the list below. Discuss the following reasons and try to decide which of them influences the world the most and the least. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • MILITARY CONFLICTS
  • TERRORISM
  • ARMS TRADE
Juvenile crime
Hooliganism and crime among the young are currently a big problem in Poland. Look at the list below. Discuss how the factors below influence this problem and try to agree which one is the most and the least significant. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • FRIENDS
  • TV/COMPUTERS
  • UNEMPLOYMENT
Social matters
Nowadays more and more people remain single. Look at the list below and decide which factor contributes to this phenomenon most and least. Justify your opinion.
  • IMMATURITY
  • ECONOMIC SITUATION
  • PERSONAL CHOICE
National security
There are many ways to improve Poland's security. Look at the list below. Discuss the following methods and try to decide which of them is the most and the least effective. Justify your choice.
  • PRESENCE OF NATO BASES
  • BETTER DIPLOMACY
  • LARGER ARMY
CAREER
There are many factors which influence our choice of profession. Look at the list below. Discuss the following factors and try to decide which of them is the most and the least influential. Be ready to justify your choice.
  • FAMILY
  • TEACHERS
  • TALENT