|◇Kaori Nakamura, Sachi Fukushima & Etsuko Tomomatsu◇
This book is aimed at those wishing to take the N3 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and is specifically aimed at the listening comprehension questions.
The book is made up of the following three parts:
1. Mondai Shokai (This provides an overview of the form of the questions and how to solve them.)
2. Jitsuryoku Yoseihen (This section examines the five types of test questions separately, and introduces the skills necessary to understand them.)
3. Mogi Shiken (This mock test enables the learner to check and confirm his/her ability.)
After studying the distinctive features of sounds in the Jitsuryoku Yoseihen section, the learner then studies the five types of questions in a specific order (quick response, task-based comprehension, key point comprehension, verbal expressions comprehension, and general outline comprehension), and in so doing, as he/she gradually builds up the necessary listening skills, he/she can also effectively learn how to deal with the questions.
Unlike the N1 and N2 books, this one comes with a translation in English and Chinese. The Vietnamese edition comes with a translation in Vietnamese.
While aimed at the JLPT, the book can also be used by anyone wishing to improve his/her listening skills.