For grade 5 ~ grade 6 : TOPIK Learning Methods and Vocabulary Books

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It’s not hard to get 5 grade ~ 6 grade on TOPIK. It takes some time and patience, but if you take proper measures, you will be fine. Now, I will introduce you to the specific learning methods and Korean vocabulary book you will need.

 

Learning methods for TOPIK

TOPIK consists of 읽기(Reading)、듣기(Listening)、쓰기(Writing), with a total score of 300. Please refer to the articles below regarding the content required for preparing TOPIK.

 

More than 85 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOPIK 읽기 (Reading)
The countermeasure for TOPIK 읽기 (Reading) is to memorize Sino-Korean words, but there are many other methods, so I will share them.

 

More than 85 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOPIK 듣기 (Listening)
Just like reading(읽기), listening(듣기) is easy to prepare for. Basically, it is ok that you just only practice the past TOPIK Listening (듣기) questions over and over.

 

More than 85 points If you just do this. Prepare for TOPIK 쓰기 (Writing)
You can master and use templates, many Korean words and expressions, but your score will not increase because TOPIK  쓰기(Writing) evaluates whether natural Korean is used rather than Korean words and expressions, and above all, sentence structure and consistency.

 

Vocabulary books required from 5 grade to 6 grade

Korean Word Speed master Kanji Language 3300

 

If you don’t know which vocabulary to buy in order to capture TOPIK, make sure to buy Korean Word Speed master Kanji Language 3300 first. That’s because 60% of Korean consists of Chinese characters, and if you want to get TOPIK level 6, it’s absolutely necessary to learn Chinese letter. If you can learn words in Korean Word Speed master Kanji Language 3300 completely and actually read, listen, and write the Chinese words you learned, you can think that 70% of the preparations for TOPIK grades 5 to 6 are complete.

The content is simplified, and the design allows you to memorize alternating kanji and Japanese efficiently. There are also practice questions, so it is characterized by being able to output and input. It comes with a CD, but you can only hear familiar Korean, so you need to practice separately.

 

TOPIK Level 5, Level 6 Advanced Vocabulary 800


TOPIK Level 5, Level 6 Advanced Vocabulary 800 is a vocabulary book for memorizing pure Korean that was not included in Korean Word Speed master Kanji Language 3300. Pure Korean is like “가다” or “오다” .I mentioned earlier that if you memorize Chinese characters, you can think that 70% of the preparations for TOPIK grades 5 to 6 have been completed, but this vocabulary book is necessary to meet the remaining 10% of the preparations. So, if you memorize the words in this vocabulary book, you will be able to create the basis for the words that you can get enough 6 grade.

The content is simple, with words on the left side of the page and small essays on the right side of the page, so you can memorize words efficiently with sentences.

 

Extra part : Recommended reference books for TOPIK 쓰기(Writing) and 문법(Grammar)

Korean Word Speed master Kanji Language 3300 and TOPIK Level 5, Level 6 Advanced Vocabulary 800 above is sufficient to score between 80 and 100, but if you don’t express it properly, it’s meaningless. The reference books below is excellent reference books with the know-how to be able to do this. If you want to expand your English expression and understand the detailed differences in English, I recommend the following two reference books.

 

TOPIK II Essay Complete Measures for Korean Language Proficiency Test


Essays are especially difficult to get score. It depends on the difficulty of the test, but the average score of the overall 쓰기 was around 30 out of 100, which seems to show the difficulty of 쓰기.

My first TOPIK test score was 21 points. I thought it was pretty good, but I was shocked. So I bought TOPIK II Essay Complete Measures for Korean Language Proficiency Test to find out what elements I need to write an essay on.

This book explains how TOPIK 쓰기 is graded, and it contains the know-how, templates, and expressions necessary to actually write an essay, so it was very effective in dealing with TOPIK 쓰기. I finished reading this book, practiced writing essays, and got 66 points in the next TOPIK exam. If you want to capture 쓰기 firmly, I recommend this book.

 

Complete master Korean grammar for beginners to advanced with CD

 

Complete master Korean grammar for beginners to advanced with CD, which you can learn from beginner to advanced level, is as the title suggests. This book covers grammar from beginner to advanced level. I recommend this book to those who want to learn Korean grammar, but you don’t need to memorize all of the grammar in this book because, as with TOPIK level 6, you only need to memorize the grammar from beginner to intermediate level to get a high score. In TOPIK, the logic and consistency of essays are evaluated first, and words and grammar come second. If you use simple grammar, you will be able to get a better score. Rather than memorizing grammar, it’s enough to think that there are grammar like this.

 

In the end

I gave you the information. The rest depends on your efforts. This is my personal wish, please find out why you want to study Korean and how you want to use it in the future.

With Korean drama,K-POP and conversation, you can take measures in a short period of time, but TOPIK takes time more than one year. It depends on your Korean ability, but it takes a lot of effort and patience to prepare for TOPIK while working or doing other things.

So, depending on the goal, I would like you to examine how much Korean is necessary for you. Have a fun Korean life ( ̄∇ ̄)

 

TOPIK 270 + strategy by a multi-lingualist
Don't you have troubles what to use to study TOPIK? This article is based on advice from over 30 sites, YouTube and official TOPIK sites and on my experience as a multilingual in learning languages.

 

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