N3 listening practise lesson 1

N3 listening practise lesson 1

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: practise N3 listening lesson 1

N3 listening practise lesson 1

How to practise 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 practise lesson 1 – Tapescript









Difficult vocabulary in the lesson:


ガレージ : garage

translation for Reference :

The man and the woman are looking at the car brochure and talking with each other. What kind of car will they buy?

Man: It is cool, isn’t it?

Woman: No, no. This car has 2 seats. Your parents may get on and we may have children.

Man: I know it. But sitting on a car like this is my dream. Well then, because it might be a long one. Though it’s a bit big, choose this.

Woman: Um. But our garage is a bit low, can the car fit it?

Man: A, it can’t. So this is the only one.

Woman: Um, decide this one. The price is not cheap, so what color can it be?

Which car will they buy ?

Instruction to practise:

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

1. Catch the topic and the question:

First of all, you need to understand what the situation, the story there is?

The man and the woman are looking at the car brochure and talking to each other

=> Subject: Car

The question is:

What kind of car will they buy?

2. Note the main ideas:

Basing on the topic and the question, you need to find important key words. With the theme of cars, you need to pay attention to the characteristics of vehicle description such as adjectives, number of seats, colors, ….

After listening, we have some key words as follows:

2人:two people

長いもの : long thing

大きい: large



3. Choosing the answer:

Anwser is 4 

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

At first when the man praised this beautiful car, the woman did not agree because this car could only sit for 2 people「2人しか乗れない」 (answer 1 ). Their parents may get on the car, and later they will have children so this car is not suitable. => answer 1 is not correct

The man said that he would need a long 「長いもの」、big「大きいけど」car. But the woman said that their garage was low「うちのガレージ低い, this car is impossible. => answer 3 is not correct.

Therefore the car is both long and low to fit into the garage is only answer 4.

Above is the content of N3 listening practise lesson 1. Hope you can improve your listening ability effectively. See more similar N3 listening practices at category : JLPT N3 Listening practice.

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