20平成 JLPT 1・2級

JLPT_20_1.2_Front-CoverI want to write a review of the 20平成 (2008) 日本語能力試験 (Japanese Language Proficiency Test – JLPT) but there is not much I can say. The tests are what we study for. Old tests are some of the best tools for studying.

In lieu of a review I will give you some suggestions for how to use this test. If you are planning on taking the Level 1 or Level 2 test this year you should run to the store (or to your favorite online store) and buy this as soon as possible.

Two or more weeks before the official test, you should sit down in a quiet place with a timer and take the test. Follow the official times and make sure that you do not get distracted by anything. You want to simulate the actual test environment as close as possible. In my experience, some examinees do not have enough time to complete the test so timing yourself during the test is important. Once you have completed the test you should take a break and walk away.

Relax. Come back an hour later (or the next day) and check your answers. Pay attention to the sections that you had the worst score on. Those are the sections that you need to work on the most. Go through each of the problems that you got wrong and check why you got them wrong. This is very important. Was it a careless mistake? Vocabulary problem? Grammar problem? Do you know that information but made a mistake or is it something that you are not familiar with? Look up unfamiliar vocabulary. Practice grammar that you do not know. Listen to your textbook and test CDs as practice.

If you are planning on taking the level 1 test, start with the level 2 test. This should be easy for you if you are really at level 1. This can help build your confidence while giving you a little more test taking experience。

Samples:
JLPT_20_1.2_Sample003-KanjiJLPT_20_1.2_Sample015-ListeningJLPT_20_1.2_Sample041-Reading



Sample answers, CDs and Back Cover:
JLPT_20_1.2_Sample106-AnswersJLPT_20_1.2_Sample999-CDsJLPT_20_1.2_Back-Cover


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