This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment of the listening course. You need to do the following by the next class on December 11th or 12th.
Homework Assignment (作业)
LET US SKIP SECTIONS 8-1 AND 8-2. MOVE ON TO SECTION 9-1.
We will do only 9-1 in the next week.
<1> Listen to the track 9-1-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 118 of section 9-1.
<2>Do 一、二、and 三 on page 118 through 120 of the section 9-1.
Note: The audio of our text book has some problems. Please note the following.
二、1. “Masenka” is better than “Mashouka” when suggesting others to do something together.
二、2. Speech style is completely broken. “Desu-masu style” and overly friendly expressions are mixed up. Always mind that Japanese speech style is strongly controlled by situation and relation.
二、3. The lady should say “gurai-desu” instead of “gurai-kana” for the same reason as above for 二、2.
二、4. Also for the same reason, the lady should avoid using “-kamone” for the ending. Another issue is that this textbook uses “Liyong” too many times. Think this as the first language interference. As a beginner of Japanese, you need to learn Japanese words ”和語” instead of relying on “漢語”.
三、4. This also has a problem with speech style. When a mother and a young child talk each other, they never use “Desu-masu style”.