N2 listening practice lesson 1

N2 listening practice lesson 1

Hello everyone ! In this series, Learn Japanese daily will introduce to you the N2 listening exercises, with the aim of supporting  who are studying N2 exam to listen better and get better grades in the N2 listening section. Let’s start with the first lesson: practice N2 listening lesson 1

N2 listening practice lesson 1

How to practice listening

You listen and do exercise as usual. After listening and choosing the answer. After that you can look at the tapescript and translation for reference

In addition, you can apply how to do this exercise in the same way as referencing below for similar types of exercises.

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N2 listening practice lesson 1 – Tapescript











  1. 3800円
  2. 4000円
  3. 4300円
  4. 4500円

Difficult vocabulary in the lesson:

シニア : Senior

2割引き (にわりびき): 20% discount

半額(はんがく): half price

Translation for Reference :

At the entrance of the zoo, a man is asking about the admission fee. How much will he pay in total?

Man: Three adults, two children. Um, one is over 65 years old.

Woman: The elder get a 20% discount so 1000 yen is reduced to 800 yen. How old are your children?

Man: Thirteen and eight.

Woman: Because 8-year-old child is child price, it is half price 500 yen, but 13-year-old child will be an adult price…

Man: What? Is that so?

Woman: I’m sorry. Children’s fee is applied to primary school students.

Man: Oh, that’s right. Hmm. . . Anyway, please give me five people.

Woman: Certainly. I know it.

Question: How much will a male pay in total?

  1. 3800 yen
  2. 4000 yen
  3. 4300 yen
  4. 4500 yen

Instruction to practise:

Exercise format: Calculate the amount.

In order to understand and make this type of lesson effectively, you can do the following steps:

1. Catch the topic and the question:

First of all, you need to understand what the situation there is?

At the entrance of the zoo, a man is asking about the admission fee.

=> Subject: admission fee (money)

The question is :

How much will a male pay in total?

=> With this format, you will focus on noting words that show the amount, object and vocabulary about money.

2. Note the main ideas:

Basing on the topic and the question, you need to catch the important key world  such as the numbers, objects and vocabulary about the price.

Number:   1000円, 800円, 500円, 3人, 2人

Vocabulary about the price:

2割引き (にわりびき):  20% discount

半額 (はんがく): half price


シニア  :senior

大人 (おとな): adult

子ども (こども): children

お子様(おこさま): children (formal )

小学生 (しょうがくせい)primary school student

3. Choosing the answer:

Anwser :  3 ( 4300 yen )

Basing on the key words we have, we proceed with the analysis as follows:

There are a total of 5 tickets needed to buy including 3 adults and 2 children. (大人3人、子ども2人 )

Adult : The one over 65 (1人は65歳以上) is the elder  ( シニア) so he will be discounted 20% (2割引き) on the total amount for an adult 1000 yen =>  two adults ( 2000 yen) + one elder (800 yen)  = 2800 yen

Chidren: There are 2 children: one 13, one 8. The 8-year-old child will be charge children’s fee, half price (半額の500円) is 500 yen. The 13 year-old-child will be still charged adult’s fee, because Children’s fee is applied to primary school students (子ども料金は小学生まで  – 10 years old ) . Fee is 1000 yen. We have 500 + 1000 = 1500 yen.

The total amount of money a man must pay for 5 people is: 2800 + 1500 = 4300 yen ( anwser 3 )

Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 1. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. Let’s see more similar posts in category : JLPT N2 Listening practice.

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