After “Reading Exercises” you can practice writing in “Writing Exercises”. In Exercise I , only basic vocabulary which you can write using the Kanji you have studied is listed. Try to associate the meaning and the reading with each character as you write it.
In Exercise П , you will come across characters you have not yet studied in Exercise I . Exercise П has been deliberately organized in this way to accustom you to the structure of Kanji compounds. Here you may need your teacher’s help to check that you are writing the Kanji correctly.
“Reading Material” starts from Lesson 11. The aim of this is to get you to read Kanji you learned in the passages. First you will read easy paragraphs containing only learned characters. Practice reading several times until you can read correctly and answer the questions. Gradually the reading material will include more variations (tasks and games). In the later lessons, you are expected to grasp the contents faster or to extract only necessary information from complicated contexts.
The readings have been arranged so that by the end of these lessons, you will feel confident reading passages containing many Kanji.
Kanji in Daily Life
It is not necessary to go through these sections with the same speed that other parts of the lessons require. You can take your time to read these. These can also be used as topics for classroom conversation.
After every five lessons there are review sections.
You can also practice these 500 basic Kanji using computers.
NIPPON INFORMATION INDUSTRY CORP. published the Let's Learn Nihongo series in 1988.
The Kanji in these books correspond to the Kanji in Basic Kanji 500 and Kanji Dictionary with Writing Practice of that series.