Friday, June 10, 2016

Japan Times and Eiken

The Japan Times criticized Eiken, an English test for Japanese, even they have been published many workbooks for the test. The article was too long to read as a newspaper article. I was tired from reading that. 
They said that the vocabulary segment was too difficult and the listening section was too easy as its top grade. The reporter checked up these words in the test by using COCA. And true, these words rarely could be seen in magazines and newspapers. Did the corpus work correctly? Maybe, correct. 
I don't study for Eiken, just taking the test for fun. So I don't care much about the article. And to tell the truth, I don't like articles of the Japan Times for some reasons. 
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