Brush Up Your Communication Skills in Japanese- Conversation for Intermediate to Advanced is a book for intermediate/advanced level students who wish to improve their speaking skills.
The book includes 8 units, each focused in a certain topic: ask favors, give advice or making a request. Each unit is divided in different sections: the first one is let's listen, in which students will listen short conversations focused in each topic. After it, in the section named let's explore, there is an analysis of the nuances of each case. and after it, in let's talk section students must reproduce without mistakes the dialogues and conversations of each topic.
Since this is a book focused on conversations, there are indications in case we must use honorific language or not, depending if we are speaking to a boss, a co-worker or a friend.
Texts only include furigana in the most advanced level kanjis.
The book comes with a CD with all audios, which are also available through the publisher's website.
Unit 1 Asking for permission
Unit 2 Making requests
Unit 3 Making apologies
Unit 4 Extending invitations
Unit 5 Making offers
Unit 6 Giving advice
Unit 7 Making complaints
Unit 8 Offering compliments