Again, another book that I wished I had maybe 3 years ago.
All I can say is that Korean learners these days have it a lot better – more and better resources which are increasingly easily available.
I have always been relying more on textbooks, not because I don’t like workbooks, but because many of the workbooks were expensive and a few contained irrelevant (to a self studier) open-ended exercises that keep asking for your opinions / group work and don’t give you answer key at the end -.-
But, I found a great workbook now, thanks to Twochois.
Besides the excellent please-buy-it-now textbooks that SNU is churning out, the workbooks are good both used together with the textbook and as a standalone.
Once I flipped through the book, I knew that the book is what I had been looking for.
Great, relevant exercises meant not just to test your knowledge, but also your application skills.
- Fill in the blanks
- Matching exercises
- Grammar conjugation
- MCQ comprehension
- Open-ended comprehension
- Join-the-phrases to make a sentence
- Continuing the dialogue
Yes, they have everything. The type of exercises that you would actually do, both in class or as a self-learner.
I love how there are both vocabulary and grammar-focused exercises, to make sure you get ample practice. The grammar points taught in the textbook are given extra focus, where you will have a section developed to questions on those grammar points.
Complementary with the textbook
Used together with the textbook, the workbook serves as a consolidation for the stuff taught in the textbook. If you are those who love additional practice, it would be a good buy! I love how the workbook doesn’t cover just the vocabulary and grammar taught in the textbook but goes beyond it too. (:
As a standalone
I don’t really get the mentality that you must always buy the set. As a standalone, the workbook is a lot of good practice too. Particularly if you are already beyond the level / using other books etc and simply want some additional consolidation material. Even advanced learners can gain something out of using this workbook.
What I like:
- comprehensive exercises
- easy to work through
- answer keys (except for those long essay-like questions)
- reinforces what you learn in the textbook
To be improved:
Highly recommended! If you are interested in the book, head to TwoChois for the whole selection of SNU books.