N2 listening practice lesson 9

N2 listening practice lesson 9

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 9

N2 listening practice lesson 9

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 9

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N2 listening practice lesson 9 – Tapescript















Difficult words in lesson :

1泊(一泊)1 night

Translation for Reference :

A man and a woman are talking at the company. What will the woman have to do first?

Man: Ms.Suzuki, I’m going on a business trip to Osaka tomorrow, what time does the shinkansen run to go back here?

Woman: Eh…The last one is at 8pm.

Man: In that case, it will be hard to come back home. Is it possible to change to the one before that?

Woman: I checked it, but it was too crowed to book.

Man: Uhm, well, I will stay for one night and return the next day. You can book at a hotel right?

Woman: Yes, I think I can get somewhere. Well, where …

Man: Later is okay. Anyway, because I want to return by the earliest train the day after tomorrow, please do this first.

Woman: Yes, I understand.

Question: What will the woman have to do first?

  1. Change the Shinkansen ticket
  2. Check the time of Shinkansen
  3. Check the location of the hotel
  4. Book hotel

Instruction to practice:

Type of lesson: Catch detail description

In order to understand and make this type of lesson effectively, you can apply the following steps:

1.Note the main ideas:

In this type, you need to get key words about object and topic to catch the content of the listening.

夜8時発 (よるはちじはつ)departure at 8pm

家に帰るのに厳しい(いえにかえるのにきびしい)hard to come back home

1本前(いっぽんまえ)1 before

混んでいて取れない(こんでいてとれない)too crowed to book

1泊(いっぱく)1 night

あさっての朝一番(あさってのあさいちばん)the earliest train the day after tomorrow

2. Choose answer

Answer: 1.新幹線のチケットを変更する

Based on the key words, we know that the main content of the talk is about the Osaka trip and the time to return home. Let’s perform the analysis as follows:

Note: in this type you need to determine the priority of each action.

The woman has already checked the shinkansen’s time (調べ たんですが) => Answer 2 is not correct

There are 3 answers remaining. We need to focus on the phrase expressing “the first priority” そっちを先にお願い (Please do it first). Before, the man gave reason : あさっての朝一番ので帰りたいから ( because I want to return by the earliest train the day after tomorrow ). This has same meaning with asking the woman to prioritize the exchange of train ticket from tomorrow to the day after tomorrow before other actions.

Therefore, the correct answer is 1. 新幹線のチケットを変更する (Change the Shinkansen ticket)

Above is the content of N2 listening practice lesson 9. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N2 listening practices at category: N2 listening practice

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