Reading Level Descriptions

Level 1
 names of things, group words, description, phrases etc.
 written in Hiragana

Level 2
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report etc.
 written in Hiragana & katakana characters with furigana
Sentence Pattern:
 present form, interrogative
 basic sentences with です ending

Level 3
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana and Katakana characters with furigana
Sentence Pattern:
 present form, past form, interrogative
 basic sentence withですand ます endings

Level 4
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana and basic kanji with furigana
Sentence Pattern:
 present form, past form, interrogative
 sentence including additional information with ですand ます endings

Level 5
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with furigana
Sentence Pattern:
 present form, past form, dictionary form, interrogative, plain negative, potential form, command, volitional form てform, たいform,

Level 6
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with furigana
Sentence Pattern: equivalent to the required grammar of level 5 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) e.g. ~のがすき、~たことがある、~より~のほうが、~でしょう、~にする

Level 7
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with furigana
Sentence Pattern: equivalent to the required grammar of level 4 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) e.g. ~かもしれない、~ことができる、~みたいに、~のように、~にくい

Level 8
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana, and kanji with furigana
Sentence Pattern: equivalent to the required grammar of level 3 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) e.g. ~ば~ほど、~ばよかった、~によって、べつに~ない、~たらいい、~くせに

Level 9
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana, and kanji
Sentence Pattern: equivalent to the required grammar of level 2 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) e.g.ちっとも~ない、~だけのことはある、~かのようい、~にもとずいて、~ごとに

Level 10
 description, factual description, literacy description, information report, narrative, explanation, recount etc.
 written in Hiragana, Katakana, kanji
Sentence Pattern: equivalent to the required grammar of level 1 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) e.g. ばあいによっては、~ではすまない、~はおよばない、なるべく、~ですら

 

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