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I know that when I first learned about the JLPT, I took some sample level 3 tests and aced them pretty easily. I got pretty cocky and decided to sit down with the level 2 questions...and was quickly reduced to tears.
I just looked it up to illustrate my point. Here are the numbers for the different levels of the test:
4 - 800 words and 100 kanji
3 - 1,500 words and 300 kanji
2 - 6,000 words and 1,000 kanji
1 - 10,000 words and 2,000 kanji
There's only a 700 word and 200 kanji jump from 4 to 3, but a 4,500 word and 700 kanji jump from 3 to 2. So you're only doubling your words and kanji from 4 to 3, but quadrupling your words and tripling your kanji from 3 to 2!
Keep that in mind as you study, and hopefully you'll be able to avoid a bout of depression like I experienced...
Either way, good luck!
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Let's just say it was a little ギリーギリ. The listening comprehension is the hardest part for me. Any ideas on where I can find good resources to improve this?
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If you go to NHK's website, there are some dialogues to listen to there. Here's the link: http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/. I think there's a new one every week. Enjoy!
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