N3 listening practice lesson 16

N3 listening practice lesson 16

Hello everyone ! In this series, Learn Japanese daily will introduce to you the N3 listening exercises, with the aim of supporting  who are studying N3 exam to listen better and get better grades in the N3 listening section. Let’s start with the first lesson: practice N3 listening lesson 16

N3 listening practise lesson 16

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.

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N3 listening practice lesson 16 – Tapescript:




Translation for Reference :

This is traffic information on the radio. What happens to the airplane that should arrive at 12:20?

Announcer: Well then, we would like to announce the change of arrival time. Malaysia Airlines flight 88 from Kuala Lumpur will arrive at 8:15, one hour and 20 minutes late. Northwest Airlines flight 28 from Manila scheduled to arrive at 12:20 will arrive 40 minutes early at 11:40. United Airlines flight 827 from Honolulu scheduled to arrive at 15:00 will be 1 hour 15 minutes late.

What happens to the airplane that should arrive at 12:20?

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 situation taking place here is:


This is traffic information on the radio.

The question is:


What happens to the airplane that should arrive at 12:20?

2. Note the main ideas:

In this form of listening, we need to pay attention to the information relating to the airplane that should arrive at 12:20. And you should also focus on key words instead of trying to hear all the sentences then missing important words.

After listening, we have some key words as follows:

12時20分 : 12: 20

定刻(ていこく): appointed time, schedule

ノースウエスト: Northwest Airlines

28便(28びん): flight 28

マニラ発(まにらはつ): from Manila

40分早く: 40 minutes early

11時40分に到着(とうちゃく): to arrive at 11:40

3. Choosing the answer:

According to what we have noted, we can deduct:

+ The flight that should arrive at 12:20 is flight 28

+ 40 minutes early (40分早く): It will arrive at 11:40 (11時40分に到着)

+ 到着 and  つくhave the same meaning (to arrive)

So we choose answer 3. 11時40分につく

Above is the content of N3 listening practice lesson 16. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N3 listening practices at category : JLPT N3 Listening practice.

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