I am going over all the vocabulary and grammar from Chapters 1-4 as well as learning the vocabulary from Chapter 5. The vocabulary is simply, since I created a Memrise course for the book and have been inputting the vocabulary as I go.
Each chapter of 中級へ行こう starts with a short essay. Chapter 1: ファストフード (fast food). Chapter 2: 地震 (earthquake). Chapter 3: 最近の子供 (kids today). Chapter 4: 日本のイメージ (Japan’s image). Chapter 5: 睡眠 (sleep).
The essay makes extensive use of the grammar and vocabulary from the chapter, so, if I can read and understand the essay, I’m doing pretty well with that chapter. I read the essay and then, just to be thorough, I skim through the grammar descriptions and, if needed, double check the essay and see how they’re used. I have done Chapter 1 and started Chapter 2. I should have plenty of time to finish all four chapters this evening.
I have already begun work on Chapter 5 – worked my way through the essay, studied most of the grammar, done a chunk of the homework – so tomorrow I’ll review vocabulary and dig back into that chapter.
You know what’s nice? Not being sick! That’s nice. Studying Japanese is really my main hobby now, I guess, and not being able to do it was frustrating. I’m enjoying being able to dig back into it.