Student or Learner
1.You 'll make partner in a couple of years.
Should we put an "a" before the "partner"?
2.How are your computer skills?
Should we use "What are your computer skills like?" instead?
I would guess (and it is only a guess) that the writer was referring to a game of bridge. The full context might be: "He asked me if I could make a foursome for bridge, and I joined them after dinner. It was clear that he and his friends were good players and I fear I made but a poor partner."
Thanks for help!
Both the examples given are very natural English. I would stick to them in future.
"To make partner" should be treated as an expression. "To make A partner" sounds wrong.
"How are your computer skills?" is very nice English. Neutral in register (ie could be said in a job interview or between friends). To make more informal you could say "What are your computer skills like?"
Hope that helps.