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Paolo is talking to his teacher about some techniques to help him assess his progress in learning English.
Teacher:Paulo, you’ve been trying out some self-assessment techniques. How have things been working out?
Paulo:Good, I think. It’s been useful.
Teacher:The first thing you decided to do was the learner diary.
Paulo:Yes. At the end of each day I write everything down in my diary. I write what we do in class. Then I write about my feelings: If I enjoy activities or find them boring. This part was difficult for me.
Paulo:I felt unable to write anything negative. Everything was «good» at first.
Teacher:But nobody needs to read your diary, Paulo. You can write anything.
Paulo:Well, a few days ago I had an awful class. It was hot, I was tired, the grammar was difficult. I wrote exactly what I thought in my diary.
Teacher:And did you reflect on this?
Paulo:The same thing happened a few times. I realised that it usually happened in the reading classes. One of my problems was «time». I felt rushed.
Teacher:So what are your conclusions?
Paulo:I spoke to the teacher about it. He thought I needed to practise my reading skills to try to read faster. I don’t read much at all. So I think he had a point.
Teacher:Have you done anything about this?
Paulo:I've started reading the newspaper every morning. I time myself and see how quickly I can get the information. It works.
Teacher:Have you noticed a difference in class?
Paulo:I’ve got a reading class today. I’ll tell you later!
Teacher and Paulo (laugh):
Teacher:And the “progress cards”. Have you been using them?
Paulo:Yes, they’re great.
Paulo:They don’t take up too much time. And,
Paulo:They work. I prepared one yesterday before my Speaking class. The teacher helped me. I wrote three things in the first column; Listen and understand a news programme, listen and understand a list of ten numbers and write a dictation with less than five mistakes.
Teacher:How did it go?
Paulo(laughing): Well, I ticked all three things in my column before the class. I was convinced I could do it. I’m good at listening. After the class, I had to tick number one and number three and put a cross by number two.
Paulo:Yes, I got four wrong! But the cards worked.
Paulo:Well, I was surprised about the numbers. I'd expected to have three ticks. I wasn’t happy about the cross. I asked the teacher how I could improve things and he had an idea.
Paulo:To listen to the business news on the radio. They talk about numbers a lot. I listen and write down the numbers. It’s useful.
Teacher:So the cards helped you to identify a weak point.
Paulo:Exactly. A weak point that won’t exist soon!
Teacher:You sound determined!
Teacher:What about the recordings? Have you taped yourself speaking?
Paulo:Now that was embarrassing – (fade out).