N2 listening practice lesson 28

N2 listening practice lesson 28

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 28

N2 listening practice lesson 28

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 28

Please click on the video below to start listening

N2 listening practice lesson 28 – Tapescript:


男 : ここの駅って、深いよねー。エスカレーター何本も乗らないとここまで来られないし。

女 : うん、新しい地下鉄はどんどん深くなってるよね。停電でエスカレーター止まっちゃったら、上まで行くの、大変だよね。

男 : それも大変だけど、そんなことより、地下鉄に乗っているときに、この間のような地震が来たら…。ああ、考えるだけでぞっとするよ。

女 : 大丈夫よ。地下は地震に強いっているから。ちゃんと安全対策も立ててるだろうし。そんなに心配なら、バスにしたら?

男 : いや、バスは時間が読めないからダメだよ。






Vocabulary :

時間が読めない(じかんがよめない) : can’t estimate the time

安全対策(あんぜんたいさく) : safety measure

Translation for Reference :

A man and a woman are talking at a subway station.

Man : This station is deep. I can’t come here unless I ride many escalators.

Woman : Yeah, the new subway is getting deeper. If the escalators stop working due to power outage, it’ll be hard to go up.

Man : It’s hard, but more than that, if there is an earthquake when we are on the subway… Oh, just thinking about it makes me scared.

Woman : It’s alright. Because the underground is strong against earthquakes. I’m sure they have also established safety measures. If you are worried so much, what about taking the bus?

Man : No, I can’t estimate the time of the bus, so it is not good to take the bus.

 What do the man think about the subway?

1.There is a problem with safety measures

2.It’s faster than bus, so it’s convenient

3.It takes time to ride several escalators

4.He is scared because it’s deep

Instruction to practice:

Exercise format:  Listen and choose the answer

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

With this form of listening, we can’t predict the answer before listening because there is no question given in the early. We have to listen to the whole audio before choosing the answer. So we should find keywords.

According to the first sentence, we can know the topic of the conversation: 地下鉄の駅で、男の人と女の人が話しています。(A man and a woman are talking at a subway station.), so the topic relates to the subway station.

We should listen clearly to the following keywords: 深くなってる (it is getting deeper), 上まで行くの、大変だ(it’s hard to go up) , 地震が来たら (if there is an earthquake), 安全対策も立ててる (they have also established safety measures), バスは時間が読めない (can’t estimate the time of the bus), ダメ (it is not good). -> The question may revolve around the feeling about the subway.

So we choose answer 4.深いからこわい

Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 28. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N2 listening practices at category : N2 Listening practice.

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