N2 listening practice lesson 21

N2 listening practice lesson 21

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 21

N2 listening practice lesson 21

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 21

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N2 listening practice lesson 21 – Tapescript:










Vocabulary :

説教する(せっきょうする): to preach

取引先(とりひきさき): customer, client

超 (ちょう): super, extreme

雷を落とす(かみなりおとす) : to scold severely, to thunder against

Translation for Reference :

Two female office workers are talking. What type of person is the section manager?

Woman 1: Were you caught by the section manager while going shopping during work? You were preached by him, weren’t you?

Woman 2: Yeah. At that time, the section manager was with a customer, so he just told me with a gentle voice that “Return to the company immediately”, but then it was very terrible! His face turned bright red like the fire.

Woman 1: Of course, the section manager is extremely serious. Even so, he scolds severely every day.

Question: What type of person is the section manager?

1.A person who often gets angry

2.A gentle person

3.A kind person

4.A person who is not serious

Instruction to practice:

Exercise format: Prediction

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

1. Catch the topic and the question :

The situation taking place here is:


Two female office workers are talking.

=> The topic: Predicting about the personality.

The question is:


What type of person is the section manager?

2. Note the main ideas:

According to the topic, you should focus on important key words relating to the personality of the section manager.

優しい声  :  gentle voice.

あとからが大変 : then it was very terrible

火のように顔 : face like the fire

真っ赤: bright red

超真面目: extremely serious

雷ばかり落としている : he (the section manager) scolds severely every day.

3. Choosing the answer:

According to the key words : His face turned bright red like the fire ( 火のように顔、真っ赤にして), extremely serious (超真面目), he scolds severely every day ( 雷ばかり落としている) => we can predict that the section manager is a serious and fiery person.

So we choose answer 1. よく怒る人

Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 21. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N2 listening practices at category : N2 Listening practice.

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