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Do you ever feel lost
when you're writing?

As a beginner learning a language, sometimes you don't know what you want to say.

It can be hard even knowing where to start. 

The problem with most writing books...

For beginners, the problem with many writing practice books (including our intermediate series) is that they lack guided learning.

"What is your hobby?"

"Have you ever been to Korea?"

"Do you like cats or dogs?"

Questions like these are great, but sometimes when you're only given 

a bunch of questions, and blank writing space, it can be overwhelming.

This book breaks down ONE prompt at a time, letting you get familiar with the topic and helping you figure out what you want to write!


Focus on ONE question
per chapter

Each of the 10 reoccurring activity pages in every chapter highlights a different aspect of the ONE main question.

Working your way through these various activities:

1. gets you familiar with the topic,

2. helps you figure out what you want to say, and

3. guides you to create a fuller answer to the question. 

See an example answer

Each chapter begins with an example answer.

Use this example to practice your reading, and to pick out useful

vocabulary words and grammar forms.


Think about what your own answer might sound like.


Develop your Answer

Before you jump into writing a full answer it helps to

brainstorm what you want to say.


Each chapter gives you 4 extra questions related to the main idea,

plus several example sentences to inspire your answers. 

These related questions will help you create the details you can use to build a longer, fuller response later on.


Write your own response

Finally, you are given space to write your own response using the skills and sentences you've developed throughout the chapter!


There are two writing sections:

1. A place for your own free writing answer

2. A place to write a corrected answer

What you write is entirely up to you, so there are no right or wrong answers for you to check here.

However, we encourage you to get your writing checked by a language teacher/tutor, or by using a free app like HelloTalk.


Fun & Effective

Spending time on one topic and exploring it thoroughly gives you the confidence and the skills to build sentences.

When you have fun building relevant sentences, you retain more information.

By getting your sentences checked, you actively learn from your mistakes and improve your skills.



Practice Grammar 

Practice using one specific grammar form in each chapter.

Each grammar page includes a downloadable pdf with quick notes that helps you remember how to use the grammar form. These files come from our grammar textbook: Conversational Korean Grammar.

Read example conversations

Challenge your comprehension skills by reading an example conversation between two people.

The conversation is designed to be simple, but natural.


Learn about Korean culture

You can't learn a language without learning a little bit about the culture.

Each chapter includes interesting information about a specific topic in Korean society and culture that relates to the chapter's prompt. 

Ideal for beginners

Complete Chapter List

  1. 무슨 일을 하세요?      
    What do you do for work? / What’s your job?

  2. 어떤 계절을 가장 좋아하세요?      
    What’s your favorite season?

  3. 취미가 뭐예요?      
    What are your hobbies?

  4. 베이킹을 할 수 있어요?      
    Can you bake?

  5. 무엇으로 하루를 시작해요?      
    What do you do to start your day?

  6. 한국에 가 본 적이 있나요?      
    Have you ever been to Korea?

  7. 여행하는 것을 좋아하세요?      
    Do you like traveling?

  8. 보통 건강을 위해 뭘 하세요?      
    What do you usually do for your health?

  9. 가장 싫어하는 집안일은 무엇인가요?      
    What chore do you hate the most?

  10. 제일 좋아하는 명절은 뭐예요?      
    What's your favorite holiday?

  11. 요리하는 것을 좋아하세요?      
    Do you like to cook?

  12. 최근에 어떤 고민이 있어요?      
    What are you worried about lately?

  13. 어떤 종류의 음악을 좋아하세요?      
    What kind of music do you like?

  14. 보통 어떻게 운동을 하나요?      
    How do you usually exercise?

  15. 병원에 입원한 적이 있어요?      
    Have you ever been hospitalized?

  16. 이상형은 어떤 사람이에요?      
    What kind of person is your ideal type?

  17. 어떤 것을 가르칠 수 있어요?      
    What can you teach?

  18. 여름에 즐겨하는 것이 뭐예요?      
    What do you enjoy doing in the summer?

  19. 영화를 보면 자주 울어요?      
    Do you often cry when you watch movies?

  20. 파티에 가는 것을 좋아하세요?      
    Do you like to go to parties?

  21. 개와 고양이 중에 어떤 동물을 좋아해요?      
    Do you prefer dogs or cats?

  22. 싫어하는 음식은 뭐예요?      
    What foods do you hate?

  23. 혼자서 살고 싶어요?      
    Do you want to live alone?

  24. 아침형 인간이에요? 저녁형 인간이에요?      
    Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Sample Pages: Chapter One

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Writing Conversational Korean
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