○Workbook sold separately. ○Level: Upper intermediate ○Genre: Comprehensive
Progressive textbook designed for learners who want to transition to the advanced level
This textbook helps intermediate learners make the leap to advanced Japanese by comprehensively building their communication skills. Users make their way through engaging real-life readings that are challenging but not frustrating, and then discuss or write reports on the material to further deepen their learning experience.
Includes supplements that list the vocabulary used in each unit and explain key expressions. The companion workbook (sold separately) provides practice in vocabulary, grammar, and tasks aligned with the textbook.
Features ・Every unit theme represents an aspect of Japanese society that learners are likely to experience, or will want to experience, in Japan. ・The readings are taken from real-life texts and have not been watered down for learners. ・The subjects, vocabulary, and kanji presented were selected as ones that can help intermediate learners raise their skills to Level N1 or N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. ・Covers 80 points of grammar essential for upper-intermediate learning.
Unit structure ・Before Reading：Let’s Read → Check Your Understanding / Speak Your Mind ・After Reading ・Key Expressions ・Grammar & Vocabulary Exercises
Unit 1 自己紹介と本当の自分（Introducing Yourself, and the Real You） Unit 2 若者の自己評価（Young People and Self-esteem） Unit 3 ジェンダーを考える（Thinking about Gender） Unit 4 ことばと文化（Language and Culture） Unit 5 心と体のバランス（Mental and Physical Balance） Unit 6 働くということ（The Concept of Work） Unit 7 日本語の多様性（The Japanese Language’s Diversity） Unit 8 環境のためにできること（What We Can Do to Protect the Environment） Unit 9 食の共同性（The Communality of Food） Unit 10 笑いのちから（The Power of Laughter）
Answers to the grammar and vocabulary exercises are provided at the end of the book. Contact us to receive suggested responses to the “Check Your Understanding” sections.