An end of term report

An end of term report

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


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

Average: 4.2 (41 votes)
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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.