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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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

I don't think that my last report is good.
To begin with, I'm poor at writing English. So, to be honest, I wonder if the sentences that I write are correct. In addition, there are quite differences between English and my mother tongue.
Therefore, It is difficult for me to write English.
But I'm interested in English. So, I want to try to make efforts to be able to write English well.
For instance, these days I try to watch videos with English subtitles, and practice writing English.
Maybe it takes a long time to be accustomed to writing English, I want to keep doing them.

I couldn't be satisfied with my last report because the result was not good. But, I can find what I should improve. It is listening skill . I don't have many opportunities to listen to English in my study. I want to increase opportunities to listen to English. For example, watching a movie in English, listening to English song and singing English song. I think it is experience that I become good at listening to English. I want to improve it and give good result next report.

My last report was not so good.
I'm not good at listening and speaking. Listening is very difficult for me because the speed that English is spoken is so fast. I can’t understand and keep up with it. To improve my listening skill, I watch foreign movies and listen to Western music. I watch foreign movies with subtitles so far. I would like to be able to watch it without subtitles someday. I'll try to improve my listening skill more for that. Speaking is difficult, too because pronunciation is my weakness. I haven’t been practicing speaking English enough. Therefore, I can’t say what I want to say in English. I would like to improve this skill by speaking with foreigner.

I'm not good speaking English. I forgot the vocabulary in public so I began to online English conversation. There are a lot of good points. First, I learn practical word. Second, I have a native person adapt so I feel not nervous. There is another good points.
I recommend an online English conversation. Because I study English in online English conversation every day. Thank you.