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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Making English Work / Measuring progress to create more
Midori Matsuzawa Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
Each weekday in January, Satoru Aizawa read paperbacks for two hours while commuting by train. Over the weekends, the 42-year-old company employee spent an hour reciting material from textbooks for NHK's radio courses on learning English, read paperbacks for another hour and practiced pronunciation for 30 minutes. While taking a walk for one hour, he also listened to recorded versions of a children's story and some short novels that he had bought in Britain.
These were last month's average figures for Aizawa's English practice, based on the notes he keeps from day to day in his schedule book. In this manner, he has been keeping records of his foreign language studies for …