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We have some stock of the 2020 Textbook 1b and 2b still available. This version of the textbook contains the timed reading texts only.
For Textbook 1b there are 60 English texts, ranging from 80 to 300 words in length. Each text is accompanied by multiple choice comprehension questions in English. The theme of the book is daily life from the point of view of a first year JHS student, so topics are about family, school, likes and dislikes, etc.
For Textbook 2b there are 60 English texts, 100 to 420 words in length. Each text is accompanied by multiple choice comprehension questions in English. The theme of the book is Japan, and this textbook covers areas of western Japan from Kansai to Okinawa, with some bonus texts about Japan in general. 18 of the texts are in the form of a conversation, so can be used for speaking practice as well.
These textbooks are designed for timed reading practice, with each student timing themselves and reading independently, but can also be used to read aloud as a class or as translation practice.
We can send these textbooks out as free sample copies (up to one copy of each per school) or sell them at the reduced rate of 1,100 yen each. We have 27 copies of Textbook 1b, and 29 copies of Textbook 2b. First come first served!
Please use the purchasing form to order.