Category Archives: Worksheets

Worksheet: Numbers

It has taken me quiiiiite a while to get the hang of the Korean numbers.
Therefore I was really happy when I found several exercises in Chapter 9 of Basic Korean – A Grammar and Workbook (by Andrew Sangpil Byon).

I have taken 4 of the exercises from the book and written into a practice sheet so that you guys also have the possibility to practice.

There are two exercises for native Korean numbers and two for sino-Korean numbers. The first consists of translating translate numbers written in 한글 into figures, and the second is translating figures into 한글. Great practice.

I could have sat down and just made a list myself (as you can as well), but the beauty of the exercises from the book is that all of them have answer keys so I won’t end up misleading you through any systemic mistakes I might make. I will, however, not add more exercises for numbers from this book for copyright reasons.

I rediscovered this book just a few days ago can greatly recommend it. I will add doing a review of it to my to-do list so you can see what it contains and why I like it.

Answers will be added shortly in a separate document.

Download worksheet in pdf-format:Worksheet, numbers

Writing practice for beginners: trace and copy style

Not everybody has a book for practicing writing 한글 and how the apperance of some letters change slightly when they combine with others into syllables. Here is a practice document that I think could be useful for beginners who are not completely clueless about 한글 (for those who are, check out the videos in the menu “Korean starter kit” above), but feel that they need just a bit more practice.

The file consists of three pages with simple words that are very good to know.
#1: A table with the consonants and vowels and their combinations.
#2: Greetings and words related to education
#3: Words related to the body.
Translations are deliberately not included since it will also act as an exercise for looking up words written in 한글 whether by typing on computer or using a paper dictionary, but as for the words relating to the body, I can reveal that words have been listed going from head to toe 😉

File: Beginner Writing Practice

Still feeling overwhelmed? Check out twoChois’s selection of penmanship practice books. For instance Step by Step Korean Penmanship seems like a really pedagogical option.

New on blog: Blank TOPIK answer sheets

Hi everyone, I have added something new under TOPIK in the top menu since many of us are about to enter or have already entered the looking-at-old-exams-phase.

Something which I find a bit of a hassle when going over old exams is marking my answers. So far I have been using regular sheet of paper, writing the question numbers in one column, my answers in another column, and left a column for corrections.

However, it is so much easier to just mark the answer in an official sheet! Also, I was thinking that for those who are not TOPIK veterans, not being familiar with the answer sheet format can add to the stress on exam day.

Therefore I have scanned and uploaded the answer sheets provided in the “Complete Guide to the TOPIK” books (that is: beginner and intermediate since those are the ones I have).

The only difference between the levels is the essay sheet because the requirements for the length of the essay depends on the level of the exam you’re taking.

Please notice that for the past couple of years, there have only been 46 questions for the first part of the exam while in the answer sheets I have uploaded for the beginner exam, the essay question constitutes question number 47. Think of it as a curiosity…

Hopefully you will find them useful 🙂
Happy TOPIK prep everyone! 🙂

Practice sheet: Honorifics

Yesterday was one of those days where I could for some reason remember a soft drink commercial jingle from the late ’90s, but not the grammar pattern right in front of me.
I then figured maybe Z would have a worksheet that I could use for some additional practice. Unfortunately there wasn’t one for this particular grammar point so being inspired by her, I made my own. I hope you will also find it useful.

There are two pages of verbs that you can conjugate into the present, the past, and the future.
If by the end of the document you think it’s trivial and obvious then I suppose my goal has been accomplished.
Beware of the irregular verbs 😉

At the end of the document I have put an overview of conjugations of irregular verbs that have completely different honorific forms.

Click on the link to open the pdf-file: Honorific forms