I studied my cosmetics exam textbook for a few hours.
I did vocabulary listening today. One of the sections of the level 4 exam tests knowledge of tones, so I focussed on that. I also did some listening using my chants book.
I did some more work on pronouns today. It suddenly got difficult – there were translation exercises which I made a mess of. I then did some listening using my chants book. I did about 2 hours study in total.
I’ve been studying for the pharmacology exam most days. I finished one of the textbooks of medical terminology today. I’ll need to go over it a few times I think. I’m reading a novel in English at the moment, so I haven’t been doing any Japanese extensive reading lately. When I’ve finished the novel, I’m going to spend that reading time on the 1st grade of the cosmetics exam I’m taking in May.
Today was my first study session of the year. I studies some grammar points, mainly prepositions, and then did a test on the points. I got 19 out of 20 right, which I was pleased about. I also listened to my chants vocabulary book in my car. I need to work on my listening more.
My first study session of the year. I did a chapter on pronouns from my pronoun and preposition textbook. I’m glad I bought it, it is clearing up a lot of confusion! I also listened to a list of verbs and their conjugations in my chants vocabulary book.
I did few pages of medical vocabulary from one of my pharmacology test textbooks. I’ll need to go through it again. There is a lot to learn!
I read through some more grammar points in my level 4 textbook and tried some of the questions. I got most of the answers right, but some were just guesses. I also did a listening test, and only got half right. I finished with my chants CD, repeating for about ten minutes.
I started a new book today – Pronouns and Prepositions. I need more work on pronouns, so the book is perfect. I also did about ten minutes of listening to verbs and repeating using my chants book. The chants have the infinitive, the “je” and “vous” forms. It’s good to hear the pronunciations of the different forms.
I finished reading my Matsumoto Seicho novel. I’ll have to buy another one to read over the winter holidays. I also studied for my pharmacology and cosmetics tests, and the Kanji Kentei. I also did some idioms.