A new edition of a workbook for elementary school students on improving vocabulary has been released. It includes 1,100 different drill activities where you can test out your vocabulary recognition.
Most pages have a three-step process for practicing words. The first step is reading the vocabulary and marking off whether you know each word or not. With the words you do know, you try to fit them into the blank sections of sentences in the next step. On the final step, short definitions of the words are given. After you’ve spent time with the vocabulary, there are several drills to test you on what you’ve learned as well.
Although this workbook is intended for elementary school students in Japan, for non-native speakers, it’s more aligned with the intermediate level of learning. There are plenty of kanji included and they all have furigana shown next to them, which depending on who you are, can be a positive or negative quality. Because there is no English provided, it also may be challenging for learners who need more explanation. Perhaps someone studying for an intermediate level JLPT test would find this helpful, or someone who could talk about the nuances of these words with a tutor.