Make your own particle quiz
What do you think is the most difficult thing to get to grips with in Japanese grammar?
Well, the first thing us Japanese teachers usually hear when we pose this question is "PARTICLES!"
What do you think?
How are you studying in order to overcome the problem of these pesky particles?
Are you trying lots of drills?
Here we'll introduce some contents called 'Let's make the quiz of the particle' where you can make your own quiz using any Japanese text you read, not just question compilations and textbooks, but any kind of written material you use to study.
One of the contents of YYNIHONGO (Introduction article) is a clever feature called 'Let's make the quiz of the particle', which allows you to make a fill-in-the-blank style quiz from any written Japanese source.
From the menu buttons panel, hover over the notepad and pen icon, then choose the option 'Let's make the quiz of the particle' from the menu that pops up.
Having done that, you can now begin making your own fill-in-the blank particle-based questions.
Type, or copy and paste, the Japanese text from which you want to make a question into the box at the top.
Okay, let's try making a question.
We'll copy a line from YYNIHONGO's '日本語教師の日記 (Japanese teacher's diary)', then press the button marked 'Make a question'.
Having done this, the particles in the sentence are all replaced by the numbers 1 to 11 in the Question section. Underneath, you can see that the corresponding numbers have a multiple choice selection for the answers.
Put a check next to the correct particle for each, then click on 'Check the answers'.
Next, click on 'Display an original text' and you'll be shown the original sentence you entered.
You can check your answers again using this.
You can't save the quiz you make, but if you think you might want to try the same quiz again and again, you can always copy and paste the page into a new document on a word-processing program like Microsoft Word, then save it as a Word document.
If you want to practise using particles correctly, with this function you can have a fill-in-the-blanks set of questions automatically made for you, for any text you like. This means that you can self-check your grammar, even with passages designed primarily to test your reading comprehension. A convenient feature, don't you think?
Last update 2010.04.14