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Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby Yufina » Sun 09.02.2007 5:56 am

Hi all,

I nearly finished Genki 1. I just need to review few things, while I wait that my Genki 2 order is arrived.

So Should I take (this year) JLPT4 or JLPT3?

Here is some sort of list what I know:

Vocabulary:
I nearly know all jlpt 4 and Genki 1 vocabulary and few JLPT 3...

Kanji:
All 103 JLPT4 and about ~20 JLPT3

I think that biggest problem is Listening Comprehension. I only seen some anime, few Jdrama and Let's Learn Japanese Basic 1 (1-26).

Is it too late to start study JLPT3?

And is there any good book that I definitely need to read (or study) befor JLPT test?
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RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby yukamina » Thu 09.06.2007 6:53 pm

I'd suggest JLPT4, since you've only just started 3. Unless you can learn all of the level 3 material in time...
If you take JLPT4, you can still study for JLPT3 and get a head start.
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RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby Gundaetiapo » Thu 09.06.2007 7:13 pm

And is there any good book that I definitely need to read (or study) befor JLPT test?


Yes, the official JLPT exams from previous years. Clay's gottem in the japan shop.
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RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby burstandbloom » Thu 09.06.2007 8:53 pm

I have almost exactly the same problem, by biggest issue is listening comprehension. Although, I am almost done with Genki II, so I was wondering if i should take JLPT 3. But for safety sake since I hardly studied at all of the summer I forgot a lot of stuff and aren't as sharp as I was. Plus I asked my teacher just going off of what we've learned so far she thought it would be a good idea to take JLPT 4.
So maybe you should stick with 4! ;)
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RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby chikara » Thu 09.06.2007 8:57 pm

burstandbloom wrote:
I have almost exactly the same problem, by biggest issue is listening comprehension. ...

If you buy the past exams from Clay-san as Gundaetiapo-san has suggested above they come with a CD of the listening comprehension so you can test yourself out.

Listening comprehension is my weak point also :(
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RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby Yufina » Fri 09.07.2007 2:52 am

I found good site where you can practice Listening comprehension:
http://www.ajalt.org/rwj/

Hopefully this is helpful.
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RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby p-chan » Wed 10.10.2007 8:16 pm

I just started to read Genki I myself, but i'm still at lesson 3... I also have the Genki Audio...

to those who finished the Genki book... What are your opinion about the book? becaue I'm also planning to take the JPLT4 this year...
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Re: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby p-chan » Thu 02.18.2010 5:46 am

bump
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Re: RE: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 03.11.2010 3:49 pm

chikara wrote:
burstandbloom wrote:
I have almost exactly the same problem, by biggest issue is listening comprehension. ...

If you buy the past exams from Clay-san as Gundaetiapo-san has suggested above they come with a CD of the listening comprehension so you can test yourself out.

Listening comprehension is my weak point also :(


Listening comprehension tends to be a weak point unless you have had the ability to interact with others speaking Japanese. Of course conversing with a native is even better... I've always found the reading portion of the tests to be the most difficult. Mainly due to the lack of kanji in my memory banks..
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Re: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby p-chan » Sun 05.08.2011 7:38 pm

What's the equivalent of this in the new JLPT level?
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Re: Should I take JLPT4 or JLPT3 (just finished Genki 1)?

Postby chikara » Sun 05.08.2011 8:33 pm

p-chan wrote:What's the equivalent of this in the new JLPT level?

The JLPT site has a comparison of the new and old test. New 4 is approximately the same as old 3 and new 5 is approximately the same as old 4.
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