The result was not very good. But I passed! 😀
Report in detail of my result = total 26/33 points
Q & A: 20/25
My Q and A result was not bad but the attitude score was not good. I had thought if examinees answered something naturally and with a smile, the examiner would give a perfect score for attitude in the 2nd grade interview. Although maybe I was nervous, I think tried to tell the examiner the answer with a smile even if I couldn’t speak fluently. My face looked strained? 😬
But actually, I felt something was off for a second during the interview test. My instinct was right. I guess we might not have had good chemistry. It was out of my control. I passed so I don’t mind!
I really wanted pass, because it was the first step for me as a learner of English. This grade level is not good enough. But we can write “Passed 2nd grade” on our resume. Although I think it doesn’t have a big effect, it just shows we know basic English. Because 2nd grade Eiken is the same level as B1 of CEFR(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
When I passed the test, my first thought was I can take the next step in learning English. I was so happy, I bought a few books for the B2 level right away. My next goal is to score over 750 on TOEIC or to pass the pre 1st grade Eiken. This might be a difficult goal for people living in Japan where there is an environment of no people speaking English. What’s next for me?
I want to travel not only for sightseeing but also for studying English on next my adventure. I want to have new experiences, like learning something new or improving on the things I do poorly. 🤔
Plus (Not corrected):
My teacher and I celebrated my passing of the 2nd-grade test. 🍻 I drank a margarita and he drank a beer in our class. 😀 I talked to him about my next adventure.
By the way, what are(were) you doing to improve your language skill? Do you have a good idea?
*Eiken is a popular English test in Japan.