1st Edition

The Japanese Stage-Step Course: Workbook 2

ISBN 9780415776110
Published August 26, 2009 by Routledge
416 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

Workbook 2 of the Japanese Stage-Step Course is designed to be used alongside Stages Two and Three of the Grammar Textbook. It contains conversation, listening, reading and writing exercises along with new vocabulary for each lesson in the textbook to enable students to thoroughly practice the grammatical structures they have learnt. Additional features include:

  • detailed explanation of vocabulary items
  • abundant exercises including sentence as well as discourse practices
  • extensive cross-referencing with the Grammar Textbook
  • Japanese–English and English–Japanese glossary.

All the audio material for Workbook 2 is available on CD2.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Preparatory Stage.  2-1. Conjunctive Forms and their Uses  2-2. Adjectival Clauses  2-3. Adverbial Clauses  2-4. Derives Verbs: Potentials and Passives  2-5. Stems and their Uses  2-6. Complex Words  2-7. Complex Predicates  Stage 3-1. Objective vs. Personal Expressions  3-2. Making Inferences  3-3. Embedded Information  3-4. Sentences of Causation  3-5. Expressions of Simultaneous Events  3-6. Emotive Expressions  3-7. Requests, Commands, and Imperatives  3-8. Overriding Particles  Glossary.

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Wako Tawa is Director of the Japanese Language Programme in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College, Massachusetts.