Read an end of term report to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text

Southwestern University

Candidate's surname: Martella
Candidate's first name: Javier
Student number: 15604088-B
Academic year: 2019–2020
Course: English Basics 2
Term: 3 (final)

Mark breakdown

Skills/Area Maximum mark Pass mark Mark obtained Pass/Fail
Reading 20 10 15 P
Listening 20 10 8 F
Writing 20 10 14 P
Speaking 20 10 17 P
Grammar/Vocabulary 20 10 11 P
TOTAL     65 P

Comments

Well done, Javier, on all your hard work this term. You are always active in speaking activities, and this is great. I always enjoy reading your writing too; you have very good ideas. You can see from your marks that reading is not a problem for you.

Sometimes you still make small grammar mistakes, and I think you can improve your vocabulary. I recommend you review many of the language points we studied this term. There is extra language practice in your online workbook.

The area you need to work on the most is listening. I know this is difficult for you. I recommend more practice at home. Listen to English TV shows, podcasts and radio as much as possible. I can give you a list of things to listen to.

I've enjoyed working with you. Have a nice holiday, and good luck for next term!

Instructor's name: Erin Gibbs

Signed: Erin Gibbs

Discussion

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

What was your last report like? What areas do you need to improve?
I haven't taken in official English test yet, but I think I have a problem in speaking and writing. I have no one to speak English to, so it's difficult to improve my speaking skill. And in writing, I don't now how to arrange the word to be a good sentence in English. Therefore, I have to practice more to improve my English and one of my effort is practicing with this site.

I really have never done my english test in original, bt I have done some test in my computer. Listenning is very difficult for me. The best is reading skill. I think I will try for my best. I m afraid in examination. hihi. I want to express my wishing to all of you when you are in examination. Good luck to all.

Actually, I need to improve for 4 areas leaning English like speaking, reading, writing and listening. But the most area that I need to improve is speaking skills. I'm very bad in speaking english, Its hard for me to say what in my mind. But sometimes i understand what people say, I understand what i read.

I need to improve all four areas, but especially "listening" and "speaking";

Hello. I need to improve all my skills. I know to speak a little bit, but I have to improve more. I need to practice listening and speaking more, because these are the most that I have to use at work. For the moment I record on the phone than I listen what I said. I think is a good exercise to see where I have problems.

Hi, everyone. I didn't have any report but I know I need to improve four skills in English. One day I read and speak another I listen and write my diary and comments. I know I know grammar and vocabulary of couse.

Hi
I recently, almost 2 months, began to learn English self study and I learned well in a short time. I like the British council because helps me to learn.
I attend to improve every 4 skills with good planning.

Two months a go a had my last report of English course.
My marks were very good on grammar and vocabulary, good on writing, I had an average score on speaking because of my
Bad prononciation.
unfortunately My mark on listening was insufficient.
Since that I have tried to improve this skill by listening to radio, TV News, broadcasting and audiobooks.
I still have difficulties on listening but I decided to follow my learning and practicing day by day and step by step intel I will held my purpose ( use easily English in my daily life.

Hello Wahiba

It's great to hear that you are so determined to improve your English. I just wanted to make sure that you had seen our Listening skills section. There are a lot of pages there that could be helpful for that. There are also several sections in our General English section that might also be useful for you.

Good luck!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

I gave the IELTS exam in 2010. My average mark was 6.5 from 9. I thought I would score a bit in listening, but I get 5 in reading because it was very difficult.

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