Rapid Reading Japanese: Improving Reading Skills of Intermediate and Advanced Students (Second Edition)

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“Rapid Reading Japanese: Improving Reading Skills of Intermediate and Advanced Students (Second Edition)”, or “中・上級者のための 速読の日本語【第2版】” in Japanese, is a Japanese language textbook written by Mayumi Oka and made for learners with intermediate Japanese skills. With it, you will be able to strengthen your Japanese reading with the 200 pages of this textbook.

It is very important that learners change their methods of improving their reading skills in Japanese when they reach an intermediate level. This book allows you to practice scanning and skimming. To do this, you will find hundreds of texts from real documents and books such as newspaper articles, novels or product labels.

Contents

Part 1. Basic Techniques (基本技術編)
  • Learning to Scan (スキャニングの技術を使う)
  • Learning to Skim (スキミングの技術を使う)
  • Learning to Scan and Skim Simultaneously (スキャニングとスキミングの技術を同時に使う)
Part 2. Practical Exercises (実践編)
  • Extracting Specific Information (必要な情報を取り出す)
  • Answering True/False Questions (正誤問題)
  • Answering Multiple-Choice Questions (選択問題)
  • Creating Titles, Identifying Main Ideas, and Discussing the Content (タイトル・トピック・主題・内容を考える)
  • Predicting Follow-Up Content (次に続く内容を予測する)
  • Reading Headlines (見出しを読む)
  • Reading the Personal-Advice Column (身の上相談の記事を読む)
  • Having a Discussion (記事を読んでディスカッションする)
Part 3. Challenging Texts: (挑戦編)

Four "Short-Short" Stories by Shin'ichi Hoshi

  • Abduction (誘拐)
  • Little Bokko (ボッコちゃん)
  • My Favorite Watch (愛用の時計)
  • Insomnia (不眠症)

Further information about “Rapid Reading Japanese: Improving Reading Skills of Intermediate and Advanced Students (Second Edition)”

  • Title in Japanese: 中・上級者のための 速読の日本語【第2版】
  • Title in romaji: Chū. Jōkyū-Sha No Tame No Sokudoku No Nihongo (Dai 2 Ban)
  • Editor: The Japan Times
  • Authors: Mayumi Oka
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Book format: 257 × 182 mm
  • Pages: 200 pages (includes a supplement of 24 pages
  • Weight: 467 grams
  • ISBN: 9784789015189

Information about the publisher

The Japan Times is a Japanese daily newspaper in English that was founded at the end of the 19th century. In addition to its eponym daily newspaper, the publisher behind “The Japan Times” also issues magazines and Japanese language learning books, such as the Genki and Basic Japanese for Expats series, which are highly popular among western students.

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