N2 listening practice lesson 14

N2 listening practice lesson 14

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: practice N2 listening lesson 14

N2 listening practice lesson 14

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 14

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N2 listening practice lesson 14 – Tapescript:










2. 通信教育は続けられない

3. 勉強しても保育士になれない

4. 子ども好きだが、子供には好かれない


通信教育(つうしんきょういく): correspondence education

保育士(ほいくし):nursery school teacher

ホームヘルパー:caregiver, home helper


Translation for Reference :

A man and a woman are talking.

Man: That’s unusual, are you studying?

Woman: Yes, this is correspondence education. I started it from last week. I’m thinking of becoming a nursery school teacher.

Man: Correspondence education again? What happened to the previous one. You said something about the home helper…

Woman: Oh, I gave up that. I still like children more….

Man: I know that. You are good at dealing with children and they also like you.

But I don’t think correspondence education is suitable for people like you. Isn’t it better to go to school?

Question: What does the man think about the woman?

  1. Not suitable for the nursery school teacher
  2. Can not continue correspondence education
  3. Can not become a nursery school teacher even if she study
  4. She likes children but they don’t like her

Instruction to practice:

Exercise format: Catch the meaning

In order to understand and do this form of exercise effectively, you can apply the following steps:

2. Note the main ideas:

You should note down the key words that describe the opinion of the man and the topic of the talking such as:

通信教育 : correspondence education

保育士: nursery school teacher

ホームヘルパー: home helper

子供: children

好かれる: to be liked

向いていない: not suitable

学校: school

3. Choosing the answer:

Answer: 2. 通信教育は続けられない

+ The man agreed with the woman’s idea of becoming a nursery school teacher by giving reasons such as: be good at dealing with children (子供の扱い方がうまい), be liked by the children/the children like her (子供にも好かれる). It does not mention that the woman can’t become a nursery school teacher => we eliminate answer 1,3

+ The man said that the woman was liked by the children (子供にも好かれる)  =>we eliminate answer 4

+ About 通信教育 (correspondence education), the man said [君のような人に向いていないと思うよ] (I don’t think it is suitable for people like you). It has the same meaning as 通信教育は続けられない (Can not continue correspondence education).

So we choose: answer 2 (Can not continue correspondence education)

Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 14. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N2 listening practices at category : N2 Listening practice.

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