N2 listening practice lesson 4

N2 listening practice lesson 4

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 lesson: practice N2 listening lesson 4

N2 listening practice lesson 4

How to practice listening

First, listen and do exercise as usual. After listening and choosing the answer, you can read the translation and struction below for reference.

In addition, you can apply the way of taking this listening test for similar types of exercises.

N2 listening practice lesson 4

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N2 listening practice lesson 4 – Tapescript








Difficult words in lesson :

発揮 (はっき)demonstrate

就職 (しゅうしょく)employment

待遇 (たいぐう)treatment,  remuneration

男女の区別(だんじょのくべつ)gender distinction

やりがい work motivation, worthwhile

Translation for Reference :

A woman is interviewed at the company. Why did the woman leave the previous company?

Woman: My previous company was a big company, and the treatment was better than the company where my other classmates work. I worked without any problems with human relationships, but I still have questions about work motivation. There were few women working for a long time at the company, and I felt that the company rarely let women take on responsible jobs so I decided to quit. By continuing to work, I would like to work in a place where I can improve my own skills and show my ability regardless of gender.

What is the reason for the woman to leave the previous company?

  1. Because the human relationship was complex
  2. Because she thought that she would not get a responsible job.
  3. Because of not having been recognized her skills
  4. Because there was too much difference between men and women

Instruction to practice:

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 first, you need to know what is the situation, the story here?


At the company, a woman is interviewed.

=> Subject: interview (job)

The question is:


Why did the woman leave the previous company?

=> With this type of lesson, you will focus on noting the reasons why the woman quit her job at the previous company (mainly the things that the woman is not satisfied with)

2. Note the main ideas:

Based on the topic and the question, you need to catch the key words related with ideas of the woman about the previous company. (good and not good)

人間関係 human relationship

待遇 treatment

責任のある仕事 responsible job

男女の区別 gender distinction

3. Choosing the answer:

Answer  2.責任のある仕事を任せてもらえないと思ったから

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

With these types of lessons, you should only focus on the problem: what is the reason that the woman decided to quit her job? You can listen to the sentence 辞めることを決心しました ( determined to quit) so there is a possibility that the reason for leaving work will be mentioned before it, that is:


I felt that the company rarely let women take on responsible jobs.

So, the answer with the same meaning is:

Answer 2.責任のある仕事を任せてもらえないと思ったから

Because she thought that she would not get a responsible job.

Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 4. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N2 listening practices at category: N2 listening practice

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