N3 listening practice lesson 8

N3 listening practice lesson 8

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 8

N3 listening practise lesson 8

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 8 – Tapescript:








Vocabulary :

ガイドブック : guidebook

週刊誌(しゅうかんし)weekly magazine

充実(じゅうじつ)fullness, completion

Translation for Reference :

The man and the woman will go to the bookstore from now on. What is the woman going to buy?

The woman: Hey, I’m going to a book store, why don’t you go with me? You said you wanted an English dictionary, right?

The man: Oh, I actually need to buy an electronic dictionary, but there is a magazine that I want, so I will go with you.

Tanaka, what will you buy?

The woman: I will buy a guidebook. I’m planning to go to Kyoto this holiday. I want the one with a detailed map. Incidentally, I will also buy a weekly magazine. That bookstore isn’t big, but the magazine corner is full of magazines.

The man: Yes, indeed. The magazine I want is not sold at any regular bookstore but there.

What is the woman going to buy?

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:


The man and the woman will go to the bookstore from now on.

The question is:

女の人は何を買うつもりですか。What is the woman going to buy?

2. Note the main ideas:

In this form of listening, you need to pay attention to the words that describe the things that the woman want. You should focus on key words instead of trying to listen all the sentences then missing important words.

After listening, we have some key words as follows:

ガイドブック : guidebook

週刊誌: weekly magazine

雑誌コーナー: the magazine corner

地図: map

3. Choosing the answer:

According to what we have noted, we can deduct:

The things that the man want: 電子辞書, 雑誌

The things that the woman want: ガイドブック, 週刊誌

+ The woman want a guidebook with a detailed map (詳しい地図), not a map => Answer 2 is not true.

+ The English dictionary (英語の辞書) is the thing that the man want => Answer 3 is not true.

+ Similar to answer 2, answer 4 includes a map (地図) => Answer 4 is not true.

So the correct answer is: Answer 1: 京都のガイドブックと雑誌

Above is the content of N3 listening practice lesson 8. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N3 listening practices at category : JLPT N3 Listening practice.

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