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Pre-Intermediate Japanese Course 1

B1-Pre-Intermediate

Take your Japanese to the next level with this first pre-intermediate course that will help you develop more advanced communication methods and greater insight into Japanese culture.

He Looks Like an Actor

Someone catches your eye from across the room. Is that Brad Pitt? Tom Cruise? No, surely not, but his presence is like that of a movie star. Learn how to liken people or things to other people or things with this lesson....

Topics: actors, cool, good_looking, talking_about_people, marriage

Where Is Kiyomizudera?

You're going to Kiyomizudera, one of the most beauitful places in Kyoto and all of Japan. But what time are you going? Where's the meeting place? You have NO idea! Learn how to say that you're going to do something in preparation for something else with this lesson....

Topics: Kyoto, temples, directions, preparation

My Mom Buys Me Gifts

We all love to receive gifts of all shapes and sizes. At the end of the day it's the thought that counts, right? Well, it seems like the thought it s a bit, uh, more expensive for some of us because some people receive gifts a little bit more often. Learn how to explain that an action was done and g...

Topics: friends, shopping, jewelry, parents, mom, gifts

If I Go to America...

The United States, to some, is the land of possibility - so many places to go and so many things to do! But what can you do if you go to New York? And what about if you go to LA? Learn how to make basic "if...then..." statements with this very useful lesson....

Topics: travel, the_United_States, celebrities, food, possibility

I Just Can't Understand English

Language learning is no laughing matter. For some of us it comes easily, but for others of us it's a monumental task. You study, you listen, you speak, you write, but you still don't soak it up the way you'd like. But fear not! Learn how to express these difficulties with this lesson....

Topics: school, english, language_learning, studies, difficulties

I Lost My Wallet!

You reach for your back pocket and your entire chest sinks - your wallet isn't there. Few things are worse than this feeling, but fear not! If you're in Japan, you may still have a chance of getting it back. Learn about your options of how to get your wallet back and other important grammar patterns...

Topics: lost_and_found, wallet, lost_items, police

What If You Took Some Medicine?

When the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting colder, it can only mean one thing - cold season is coming! You've started coughing and you can feel that scratchy feeling in the back of your throat. Take some advice from your friend to get better faster with this lesson on how to gi...

Topics: colds, coughs, sick, advice, cigarettes, medicine, sleep

There's Someone that I Like

Long you've searched, but finally you've met Mr. Right. He has everything you're looking for in a partner...or so you thought. Learn how to give multiple reasons for something with this lesson on Love, Loss, and Life....

Topics: friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, dating, disappointment, reasons

The Weather Forecast

Hot, cold, summer, winter - these are the seasons of our lives. Before you reach for the tank top in January or the down coat in July, make sure you know how to understand the TV weather forecast with this lesson. ...

I Want to Try Yoga

New year, new you...or so the advertising slogans go. But don't let this over-commercialization of trying new things get you down! Any time of the year is a good time for new, healthy, and productive beginnings. For many people, this involves being more active. Learn about attempting to do yoga with...

Topics: friends, politeness, exercise, train_station, invitation, yoga, challenges, resolutions

Clean Your Room!

You ask nicely once, twice, three times but still they don't do anything. You don't want to get angry, but sometimes you have to raise your voice a little bit to get your kids to do what you want them to do. Learn how to give strong commands with this lesson on cleaning the room....

Topics: politeness, parents, family, children, chores, commands

The Disappointing Restaurant

After a long tiring day, you're ready to chow down. But when you get to the restaurant, there's something that's not quite right. Learn how to spot the signs of a restaurant that may have something a little askew with this lesson....