Publisher: Goyal Saab
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Author: The Japan Foundation
Level: 11 To 14
Publisher: Goyal Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd
Publishing Date: May 1, 2011
SAKURA - Japanese for Class VIII Sakura, "cherry blossom", is the Workbook for Class VIII students. This is next in the series
after Ume, "plum blossom", the Workbook for Class VI, and Momo, "peach blossom", the workbook for Class VII students. Like Ume and Momo, Sakura, too, is in two parts - the workbook and the exercise book. It comprises eight lessons.
While lessons in Ume were in the Roman script and in Momo, in the Japanese phonetic script Hiragana, in Sakura, the text is rendered in Hiragana and Katakana, the other Japanese phonetic script. In addition. 39 Kanji characters of the pictorial script are included 12 of which the students are expected to learn to read-only, and 27 characters both to learn to read and write.
The lessons are in the form of short conversations and /or short passages. The formal version has been provided for colloquial expressions that appear in some conversation pieces. Students are advised to revise the sentence patterns and the vocabulary introduced therein after completing each lesson by doing the exercises given in the Exercise Book.
A glossary of words and patterns that are introduced in the book is appended at the end.