N3 listening practice lesson 20

N3 listening practice lesson 20

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 lesson: practice N3 listening lesson 20

N3 listening practise lesson 20

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 20 – Tapescript:














Translation for Reference :

A man is trying to borrow a DVD. When is the man going to return the DVD?

Woman: There is a new DVD. Would you like to use this…

Man: Ah. That’s a new DVD, isn’t it? How much is it?

Woman: It costs 350 yen just like the old one if you return it today, but if you return it tomorrow, it will be 400 yen, and on the day after tomorrow, it will be 500 yen. It will increase 100 yen every day…

Man: Is that so? Well, tomorrow… Ah, I can’t come tomorrow. The day after tomorrow… It is expensive on that day. I guess I’ll have to bring it today. It would be the same whether it’s one day or a week with these 3 right?

Woman: Yes. So you will borrow these three DVDs for a week and the new one for today, is it ok?

Man: Yes

Woman: Then, it is 1470 yen with consumption tax for 4 DVDs. Thank you very much.

When is the man going to return the DVD?

1. He will return a DVD today and 3 DVDs within a week

2. He will return a DVD tomorrow and 3 DVDs on the day after tomorrow

3. He will return 3 DVDs today and the other one within a week

4. He will return 4 DVDs within a week.

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:


A man is trying to borrow a DVD.

The question is:


When is the man going to return the DVD?

2. Note the main ideas:

In this form of listening, we need to pay attention to the information relating to the time when the man is going to return the DVDs. 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:

新作: 明日 -> だめ 、あさって-> 高, 今日 -> 持ってきます

3枚 -> 1週間

新作 -> 当日

3. Choosing the answer:

According to what we have noted, we can deduct:

There are two types of DVD that the man would like to borrow. They are a new DVD (新作) and 3 other DVDs.

The man decided to return the new DVD today ( 今日持ってきます).

With 3 other DVDs, when the woman confirmed :3枚は1週間(you will borrow these three DVDs for a week) 、新作のほうは当日 (and the new one for today), the man said : はい (Yes).

So we choose answer 1. 1枚は今日、3枚は1週間以内に返す。

Above is the content of N3 listening practice lesson 20. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N3 listening practices at category : JLPT N3 Listening practice.

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