* There is a reliable way of assessing students' engagement with learning and that is to have them produce an extended stream of original talk
It requires an adult and student to engage directly with each other, with the adult encouraging the student to produce extended streams of original, coherent speech.
"Cost-cutting and restructuring are still at the forefront of manufacturers' minds, with latest PMI data pointing to historically rapid reductions in employment and unprecedented unwinding of inventory positions." Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, described the survey as "significantly better than expected, providing some rare relief after the recent extended stream
of woeful manufacturing data and survey evidence".
At times, the reader can get lost in the narrator's extended streams
of consciousness, which occasionally incoherently lapse between the present and past.