A Genre-Based Approach to Reading as a Social Practice is designed for intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese and presents twenty-five authentic texts taken from a wide range of media and literary sources, which promote a deeper understanding of Japan among readers. The book is divided into ten genre-based chapters, allowing the learner to focus on the textual features relevant to that genre.
Key features include:
Selected texts covering topics related to Japanese language, society and culture encountered in the Japanese media, from news reports to interviews, book reviews, short stories and editorials.
Word lists for challenging vocabulary and kanji provided throughout to aid comprehension and learning.
Pre-reading activities to enable familiarity with the topic, the text’s background and words to be encountered in the reading passages.
Short grammar explanations of essential structures.
Questions to help comprehension, raise awareness of genre features, promote critical reading, and to encourage the reader to think more deeply about the content.
Opportunities to write passages, utilizing what has been learned by reading the text.
Vocabulary and grammar lists at the back of the book.
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