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Why I love it
- Great for checking out grammar points/serve as a refresher
- Simple and easy to work through, with examples
- Sample questions taken from past TOPIK tests, arranged in order of difficulty
- Answers given!! ^^
For a more detailed review, go under the cut.
A very comprehensive book for Korean grammar. After every 20 grammar points, there will be an exercise (about 35 qns), and the questions are related to the grammar points just learned. They are taken from past TOPIK questions, and are structured according to difficulty level.
I have the Mandarin Chinese-translated version of the book. It’s a collaboration with Peking University Press and the only changes is that each grammar point explanation in Korean is followed by its translation and the examples are translated too.
Here’s an example from the book. (there are 2-3 연습문제 after each grammar point)
It’s easy to check up grammar points using the book and they group similar grammatical structures together, so it’s easy to work through them and be more aware of the minor differences between each points.
The best of the book: there’s answers!! I hate textbooks with no sample answers ><
I can’t find any bad points about the book, but I recommend this as a supplementary text instead of your main textbook.
TIP: Don’t try to memorise the grammar, instead, learn them one by one using other textbooks and know how to apply them! Use this as a memory refresher (:
Suitable for intermediate students and above.
Where to buy
Purchase/find out more about the original version of the book HERE (site in Korean). I bought mine at Kinokuniya Orchard. Retailing at S$16.48