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Friday, 14 June 2013

[REVIEW] TTMIK Level 4 Book Review

Posted by Carrie Ang
If you are aiming for the Level 4 right now, Congratulations!! You are on your way to the Intermediate level of your Korean learning experience.

Lessons covered under Level 4
Lesson 1 – The more … the more … / -면 -을수록
Lesson 2 – Do you want to …? / -(으)ㄹ래요?
Lesson 3 – It can’t be … /-(으)ㄹ 리가 없어요, 할 리가 없어요
Lesson 4 – verb ending / -지요/-죠
Lesson 5 – “당신” and “you” / 당신
Lesson 6 – Word builder 3 / 동(動)
Lesson 7 – It’s okay. I’m okay. / 괜찮아요
Lesson 8 – it is okay to…, you don’t have to… / -아/어/여도 돼요, 해도 돼요
Lesson 9 – you shouldn’t…, you’re not supposed to… / -(으)면 안 돼요, 하면 안 돼요
Lesson 10 – among, between / 사이에, 사이에서, 중에, 중에서
Lesson 11 – anybody, anything, anywhere / 아무나, 아무도, 아무거나, 아무것도
Lesson 12 – to try doing something / -아/어/여 보다, 해 보다
Lesson 13 – Word builder 4 / 불(不)
Lesson 14 – sometimes, often, always, never, seldom / 가끔, 자주, 별로, 맨날, 항상
Lesson 15 – any / 아무 Part 2
Lesson 16 – Spacing in Korean / 띄어쓰기
Lesson 17 – Word Contractions – Part 1 / 주격 조사, 축약형
Lesson 18 – most,best (superlative) / 최상급, 최고
Lesson 19 – Less, Not completely / 덜
Lesson 20 – Sentence Building Drill #1
Lesson 21 – Spacing Part 2 / 띄어쓰기
Lesson 22 – Word builder 5 / 장(場)
Lesson 23 – “Word Contractions – Part 2
Lesson 24 – much more, much less / 훨씬
Lesson 25 – -(으)ㄹ + noun (future tense noun group) / -(으)ㄹ + 명사, 할 것
Lesson 26 – -(으)ㄴ + noun (past tense noun group) / -(으)ㄴ + 명사, 한 것
Lesson 27 – I think … (+ future tense) / -(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ/ㄴ 것 같다, 한 것 같다, 할 것 같다
Lesson 28 – to become + adjective / -아/어/여지다
Lesson 29 – to gradually/eventually get to do something / -게 되다, 하게 되다
Lesson 30 – Sentence Building Drill #2


[My Review - TTMIK Level 4]
For once am glad that the book is free of romanization. Now, you can actually concentrate on what's important - recognizing the characters instead of depending on the romanization. Hangul are not that difficult to recognized or use compare to Chinese characters. It only takes time & effort learning it! =)

Another point of why TTMIK is more preferred if you're learning Korean as a beginner; is that other than vocab & grammar, they do teach & point out those important yet neglected topics. Take the word 당신 (dang-sin)(you) for eg., I never knew that it could be used in negative situation as well. Always thought that it were to be used within couples or people that you're close with.
Also, the importance of spacing in Hangul! Don't simply leave out those spacing in your sentence builder next time you structure your own sentence. You never knew what big difference it would make! =]
Imagine writing in English without spacing, all you will see in the end are jibberish! haha..
Here you could see, for instance when would the spacing be included.
In Level 4, you could notice that there is more Word/ Sentence builder topic included.
Other than that, all others are basically the same as all the previous levels' reference. The audio part will still be highlighted with the audio track icon. There would no longer be any romanization, but don't worry as the translated text will still be included at the bottom of the page.
 The audio CD will also be included at the last page.
 Not to forget, these bunch of cool teachers still manage to include in nice reads in every single level. You got to study & learn more about Korea's culture, sights & fun facts!
So how, interested yet? You may get your copy here at TTMIK store: http://mykoreanstore.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/ttmiklevel4


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