N2 listening practice lesson 12
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 lesson: N2 listening practice lesson 12
How to practice listening
First, listen and do exercise. After listening and choosing the answer, you can read the translation and the instruction below for reference.
In addition, you can apply the way of taking this listening test for similar types of exercises.
N2 listening practice lesson 12
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N2 listening practice lesson 12 – Tapescript
わずかに : slightly, only
理解を得る（りかいをえる）: to gain the understanding of ~
引き続き（ひきつづき）: continuously, continually
Translation for Reference :
A man is explaining the results of the questionnaire. How was the results of the questionnaire?
Man: I will tell you the results of the questionnaire on the construction of the university the other day. More than half of local residents answered this survey. By looking at this, we can see that residents agree more than disagree. However, there are nearly one-third of people who have no idea. I think it is necessary to continue to explain in order to gain the understanding of those people.
Question: How was the results of the questionnaire?
- More than half of local residents disagree
- More than two-thirds of people agree
- About one-third of people who neither agree nor disagree
- There are more people who disagree than those who agree
Instruction to practice :
Exercise format: Data
In order to understand and make this type of lesson effectively, you can apply the following steps:
1. Catch the topic and the question:
The situation taking place here is:
A man is explaining the results of the questionnaire.
=> Topic: Referring to the survey, we need to focus on the data.
The question is :
How was the results of the questionnaire?
=> With this form of listening, you need to focus on listening to information related to the data that indicates the results of the survey.
2. Note the main ideas:
You need to pay attention to the following keywords:
半分以上（はんたいいじょう）: more than half
反対より賛成（はんたいよりさんせい）: agree more than disagree
わずかに上回っている（わずかうわまわている）: slightly exceed
3. Choosing the answer:
+ The man said: “More than half of local residents answered this survey” (このアンケートに答えてくれました) => We eliminate answer 1 (More than half of local residents disagree)
+ The man only said that residents agreed more than disagreed (住民の意見は反対より賛成のほうが多い), he didn’t said that there are two-thirds of people agree => We eliminate answer 2
+ As above, the man said that residents agreed more than disagreed => We eliminate answer 4
+ The man also said that there were nearly one-third of people who have no idea (どちらともいえないという人が、3分の１近くいます), which means there is one-third of people who neither agree nor disagree (賛成でも反対でもない人がやく3分の１いる)
So the correct answer is: 3. About one-third of people who neither agree nor disagree
Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 12. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N2 listening practices at category: n2 listening practice
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