I did about an hour and a half of study for my cosmetics test, and continued reading a story from my Matsumoto Seicho book.
I did quite a lot today. I did some practice questions for the level 3 test. They were idiomatic expression questions, so I had quite a lot to learn. I also did some practice listening questions. I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped – I need to practice listening more.
I did quite a lot today. I did a unit from my Read Aloud book, practiced repeating and shadowing using conversations from my level 4 test book, and copied out 112 words from my HSK 1-4 vocabulary book. I have now seen and written all the characters and vocabulary for HSK 4 at least once. The next step is to remember them.
I studied for the cosmetics test for about an hour and continued reading my Matsumoto Seicho book. It’s a short story collection and it’s taking me longer to read than his longer novels. I think this is because I’m not really into the book. I’m going to stick with his longer novels from now on.
I did some more word order questions from my level 3 textbook. I did OK, but word order is not my strong point. I also did some listening questions and got 29/30.
I did a unit from my Read Aloud book, and reviewed some basic grammar points. I did a 20 question test on the grammar points and scored 17/20.
I studied for my cosmetics exam and started a new short story in my Matsumoto Seicho book.
I did some more practice questions for my level 3 test on word order. I got most of the questions right, but that doesn’t mean I can use the grammar! More work needed!
I copied out 100 more HSK level 4 words, and started a new Chinese character writing book which arrived today. It compares Japanese and Chinese characters, so it makes the Chinese ones easier to remember how to write.
I’ve had a busy few days, so I haven’t been able to study for the cosmetics exam. Hopefully I can get back on that tomorrow. I managed to read about 40 pages of my Matsumoto Seicho book though.