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A Reading Series On Current Topics

This series comprises of short texts on current topics at two levels, ranging from junior secondary to senior secondary. Students will develop reading skills, and through reading the texts, they can also develop intercultural understanding by reflecting on and exchanging their ideas.

How To Use The Resources

Each text has a vocabulary list and an English translation. Various activities such as before-reading activities, during-reading activities, and after-reading activities are also provided.

See more information about the benefits of before-reading activities, during-reading activities, and after-reading activities: READING ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES

New texts will be uploaded regularly.

Reading Series No. 1: Reiwa

This text is a reading activity on the new era of Reiwa. On the 1st of April 2019, a new era name “Reiwa” was announced. And on the 1st of May, a new emperor ascended the throne and the new era began in Japan.

Reiwa Activities (WORD 192KB)
Activity あなたは何年生まれですか (WORD 162KB)


This text has been created by the JPF, Sydney with references to the following articles:

TOKYO SHOKO RESEARCH, LTD. (2019, April  11).

TOKYO SHOKO RESEARCH, LTD.(2019, April  11). (2019, April  10).

NHK Web Easy News. (2019, April  29).

Created by Shunsuke Hirakawa with assistance from Jessica Leung. (Dec 2019)

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