An end of term report

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

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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


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

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Language level

A2 English level (pre-intermediate)
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Submitted by shelly on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 08:11

Yes, my last report is similar to this. While my speaking skill seems always meeting the pass mark line. I think I should try harder to improve my fluency both in speaking and writing.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 10:38

I need to improve all 4 skills especially in listening and speaking. I feel nervous to speak in English. That's why I try to speak more and more. After that I want to be the best in grammar to write reports or essays.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 10:25

i need to improve my 4 skills i don't think that i have reached the level i want also my vocabulary and my grammar

Submitted by Lilly098 on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 23:39

I think my speaking skill need to be improved. I believe my reading, listening, and writing is not that bad. When it comes to speaking, I tend to forget some vocabulary and which makes me super nervous. These days, I have started studying speaking material on this very helpful British Council website. Thanks to the high quality contents, I am getting confident to speak up.

Submitted by esi on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 18:34

I can read and write alon but i can't speak alone because i dont have partner so my speaking is weak.

Submitted by anwarrasool on Sat, 19/09/2020 - 08:21

I would appreciate to BC team for such a nice, simple, and to the point writing style. I always have problems writing small reports like this. The key problem is how you start and which area to discuss first and how to continue the rhythm so report users can understand and keep interested to read my report till the end.

Hello anwarrasool,

Simple and to-the-point writing takes practice. We're working on a new email-writing course that will be available in some months to our subscribers. Once it is available, I'm sure we will announce it on the homepage and in our newsletter, so please be sure to keep an eye on those spaces.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by HeinHtetKyaw on Sat, 12/09/2020 - 23:23

Hello dear team, first of all, I really appreciate you I am improving English more and more by this site I recommended you to do more less.

Submitted by casssioesousa on Sat, 12/09/2020 - 14:51

I have difficult with the listening skills

Submitted by Roblox on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 16:07

I was bad at grammar. I think I have to work more on vocabulary.

Submitted by Batmend on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 07:11

My latest report was before quarantine. In all 4 skills, I must enchance my writing skill.

Submitted by Mati on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 08:00

I think, in four skills we need to work and focus on reading, so it will case to develop vocabulary also with strong vocabulary we will never in struggle in speaking and also in listening part we will be great I think.

Submitted by Rinaa on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 22:07

From four Skills, I think I'm less good in writing area. The speaking and listening parts are my strongest point I think. People used to praise when I got involved in the conversation. Also, I'm struggling to memorize the new words. And sometimes I make small grammar mistakes. But I'm working on them every day to make small progress, and this site is so helpful for me

Submitted by Waleed jan223 on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 12:31

My last report was very bad and I’m feeling sorry about that. Whatever I was working hard for the exams and the results was not good at the list I do What it needs from me what it needs from me

Submitted by Hussein Alattas on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 15:16

My last report was good i have got 70 and was in Turkish language it was before 10 months, highest skill was speaking i spook very well in the exam and my lowest skill was listening the subject was hard a bit. All my skills aren't good enough-at least not as i want-but the most 2 skills i have to improve are listening and reading.
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Submitted by Monserrat HES on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 22:31

My last report was long time ago. When a I was at University. I should improve my speaking skill and listening still. It very difficult for me. In my countrie a little people speak english language, so I don't have any person practice with me, . However, internet is a good resource for practice by myself. I definitely need more practice, all time, all days.
Because of culture and many others problems hard to practice speaking part we need to have silent area and safe to talk with someone but i think internet is great resources to practice with someone .

Submitted by Nobu1230 on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 09:36

I tried to English exam last year and I got 60% score.My goal is to get 70〜80%score at the exam,so I keep practicing listening and reading every day.I feel I should memorize a bunch of vocabularies little by little.

Submitted by Bekhruz on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 17:40

My last report was a very well. I got a good marks. But i should improve my speaking and writing skills. Also my vocabulary not so good. So i starded writing and speaking more. I think after I think according to my plans In 2 months everything will be fine for me.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 16:35

I think my last report was not good. I need to improve in all areas, especially in my speaking.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 09:50

My last report was "English level test" online on British Council site. )) What do I need to improve? Never had such an easy question. I need to improve all four skills. I have good vocabulary and quite good at grammar. I even read English books in the original. But still need to improve my reading skill. My writing skill is less well than reading. I'm trying to write in English as often as possible. Even here, on your site, I do my best to write comments 500 signs minimum but I know it's not enough. Listening and Speaking are my weakness. I'm still not confident when I have to talk to somebody or listening to someone. I definitely need more practice.

Submitted by Seina Tsuchiya on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 01:52

I think my last report was good. I answered the questions correctly, but I didn't know the meaning of some words. I need to increase my vocabulary. In addition, another area I should improve is listening. Every time I take an English exam or test, I have poor grades in the listening area. I'll do my best to get used to listening more to improve my grades.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 16:15

My last report was excellent but I had some difficulties in one question which taught me that I have to improve my predicting.
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Submitted by Onur on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 19:27

I've got 87 on my final exam in English C1 level and I've reached my advance level certificate. Especially I need to improve my speaking skill and vocabulary. Due not to find a speaking partner, my speaking skill has been decreasing. Also, I struggle with memorizing new words. Even though I type down new words to my notebook and make sentences with them, I realize that I forget them easily.
Hello Onur, What's up? I'm a studient too, I've been dificult in order to improve my skills too, but if you want to I can invite you for a litlle group of pratice english. What do you think? We meet every sigle weekdays.Or if you prefer we'll can start conversation you and me.

Submitted by Re on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 14:56

Hello. My last report was bad, because I made some mistakes. Also,I'm not good at listening, so I'm watching overseas movies to improve my listening skill. The movie I'm watching is "clueless". Do you know? I love it. I learn English while enjoying by using my favorite movies. However what important is I watch movies a number of time. Then, I keep watching same movies until I can watch it without subtitling. Also, It is very important to memorize many vocabularies and writing English sentence like it. I wanna talk with many foreigner so I study hard English. Also, I wanna talk and meet with overseas students to enjoying talk and improve my English.

Submitted by Farshad on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 21:09

I am a 51 old male and have on teacher to learn English. British Council is the best resource for me and despite my age, I am determined to have progressed in my patch. I wish could a friend who can speak English with me.

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 06:24

I think my last report was not good. I am especially bad at listening, so I am trying to get listening skill by watching overseas TV shows. Getting good scores on all skills is not easy for me, but I'd like to achieve this goal.

Submitted by fukuzawa on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 05:21

I can hardly get a 100 percent score. We should put more effort into reviewing the matter at the end. And I need to learn more English words.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 16:43

I think my last report was good. But I'm not good at speaking. My English vocabulary is inadequate, so when I have a conversation in English, silence continues. Therefore, I need to increase my English vocabulary. In addition to speaking, I feel that I am not so good at listening. I tend to have lower scores in listening than in writing and reading. I'll try to improve these two skills.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 14:04

I think that my last report wasn't good. Because I don't have vocabulary and grammar and so on. Also, I can't good at making sentences. But I will go to abroad for about three years. By the time, I want to take communication with local foreigner. So I should do my home study at the same time as a university assignment. I want to make a habit of studying hard little by little every day for the future.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 10:07

I think my last report was bad. Because,I don't even think of simple expressions, or I don't understand it, so I rely on translators. I also think the low vocabulary is a problem. So I thought I needed to study to improve my grammar and vocabulary. And personally, I want to improve my speaking ability. Even though I have the opportunity to talk to foreigners, I am not able to respond quickly and I am disappointed, so I would like to practice listening to various media in English.

Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Sat, 13/06/2020 - 07:37

I think my last report was not bad, but I don't have enough vocabulary to write a report. And I often make mistakes with English grammer. Recentry, I'm studying TOEIC and learn vocabulary. I want to improve my TOEIC score and to speak English like native speaker.

Submitted by Dilnoza Sulaymonova on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 08:16

your tasks are very intersting. I liked them

Submitted by Naru Yasuda on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 04:35

I think my last report is not good. It is because I used only simple and easy words. Maybe I am able to tell you what I want to say, but my English skills will not improve. English is a language, so it is necessary to use many times to learn vocabulary. But I used already recommended words. In additions I am not good at grammar. I used simple grammar. Vocabulary and grammar are important skills to write report. But I cannot use it well. So I think I have to study hard to write report. Especially vocabulary and grammar.

Submitted by R on Thu, 11/06/2020 - 08:46

I think my last report was not good. I like English but I'm not good at it. My department is a foreign language department, so there are many people around me who are good at English. I feel inferior to other people. That's why I try to write as much as I can using what I have learned. But I don't know many words, so it's difficult to make perfect sentences. I want to increase my vocabulary. And I will do my best to be able to write long sentences. Also, I'm not good at listening, so I want to improve my skill.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Thu, 11/06/2020 - 04:46

Hello.everyone. I think the last report I submitted was really Terrible. I am not good at writing sentences and have no vocabulary.So I'm learning a lot about English right now.I will go to study abroad next year. For that reason. I have to study English deeply. now I'm studying TOEIC. In the coming. many foreign will come to Japan and I think English will be the most necessary. So it's very important to learn English before now. My first goal is to improve my English so that I can talk to many foreigners who came to Japan and tell them about Japan.

Submitted by Anna Nakamura on Tue, 09/06/2020 - 05:44

I think my report was written in simple English word. So, I want to improve my vocabulary and to be able to express my opinions and ideas more accurately in English. Next year, I'm going to go abroad for about 3month. I want to talk with local people there. So I think I should study English more. Especially I wanna improve speaking skill. Many people in Japanese like me are not good at speak in English. This is because Japanese people think that they should speak accurate english. I think the most important thing to talk with other country's people is how hard we try to have a conversation with them. So I want to try to talk to many people there.

Submitted by Tsuyoshi watanabe on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 14:19

The evaluations I have got isn’t bad, but the problem is that I don't have time to review. If I don't review it, I will forget about what I have done even if I get a good evaluation. The reason I don't have time is that I am overworking carefully. For example, I can’t be satisfied unless I read the whole sentence in English completely, or I must make a long trial and error until I make a satisfactory sentence. Therefore, it is necessary to do the task quickly to have time to review, but it seems important to do it carefully. Choosing one of these is my future task.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 09:51

I think my last report was not bad, but could be better. I think I have to improve grammar. That's because in middle of the writing I use some expressions to complete the sentences due to lack of grammar skills. So thanks to that report in English, I could find out how poor I am in writing. Also, that matter helped me to change my study method. For example, in addition to only watch videos in English, I start putting the caption on it. If it don't have any caption I try to write down what I heard. And then, check the grammar on the computer. It takes me a lot of time but I think doing that I will get better grammatical skills.

Submitted by Yuki on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 17:43

I think my last report was good. Writing was especially good and the teacher praised me. But I made small mistakes. So, from next time, I will have to review my answers. And I'm not good at speaking, so I will proactively try to speak English to improve my English speaking skills.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 18:28

I think the last report wasn't so good. I feel that speaking is the weakest of the four skills. In fact, I haven't had many opportunities to speak English so I'm new to speaking English. When I have a conversation in English, I sometimes spend too much time thinking about how to speak. I think this problem can become a very big problem in my future life. In addition to speaking, I feel that I am not so good at listening.I tend to have lower scores in listening than in writing and reading.I'll try to improve these two skills.

Submitted by Kaho Dokko on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 06:10

I don't know what my last report was like because my university is giving online d, so have never had my report evaluated. However, I know what areas I need to improve. these are listening and speaking. I'm trying to watch foreign films, dramas, and animations with English subtitle because my English teacher this is the best way to improve listening skill. My recommended animation is "SpongeBob SquarePants" as English matches character's expression and is easy to understand.And above all, it is familiar to us. On the other hand, I think the reason I am not at speaking English is because I usually write and read without speaking it. When I try to speak English, I can't speak right away. I'm really worried if I'm wrong.I would like to express my thoughts to myself in English.

Submitted by Machida on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 09:12

I think my last report was good. But I'm not good at Writing and Speaking. I have to learn grammars and words more. I didn't have the opportunity to speak English.So I feel nervous when I speaking English. But I have more opportunities to speak English with foreign teachers at university. So I want to be able to speak English activity.

Submitted by Saria Muraoka on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 02:35

My last report was good. But I think my speaking skill isn't good. I took the Eiken last year. It's an English proficiency test in Japan. The second stage is a speaking test, I can't do it well. According to the result, the score was lower than that of reading and writing. So I understand I'm but at speaking. I started watching movies in English. And I copied actor's lines. It's interesting and I continued for more than half a year. I would recommend this method. I'll continue studying reading and writing hard, but I want to improve my English speaking ability.

Submitted by Risa on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 16:19

My last report was good. I’m good at compression. My teacher praised me at last class. But I sometimes make a careless mistake. I think it is important for me to review for the problem and answers. So, I will try to do this from now on. In the near future, I want get a high score on the TOEIC test. In order to do that, I have to have good grades. So, I'd like to make the most of my strength. Still trying to be better of my English skill for the purpose of communicate with people from all over the world. 

Submitted by NANAKA on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:10

Hello,everyone. A lack of speaking English abirity is my biggest problem. When I went to Australia to study English, I couldn't communicate with local people as well as I expected. After that ,I started going to an English conversation school. I just realized that I can't be shy if I want to learn to speak English. Don't be afraid making mistakes.

Submitted by Ryusei Nagashima on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 09:24

I'm not good at English. Especially, Listening is difficult for me. I'm not used to use English positively. So, I will continue to learn English every day. I want to Speaking and Listening English well someday.

Submitted by hoshi on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 09:06

Hello everyone.I think that my last report is as well as can be expected. But listening is not good.I have been bad at listening since my junior high school student.In the university,the many listening,I am pleased to study listening hard.and I am also studying for my Grade 2 English proficiency test in Self-studying.When I was high school student,I had taken it once.but I failed First stage exam.My score on a Grade 2 English proficiency was two points than the passing score.I could have passed If my score had been two points higher.