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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



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.