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N3 Listening files? 
15th-Sep-2010 12:36 pm
Oh woe! [Holic]
Hi everybody!

I hope this kind of post is allowed here ^^ If it isn't, let me know and I'll delete this as soon as possible, okay?

I'm looking for N3 listening material: good books, or files adapted to the new level. I've been searching through the web, but since N3 is a very new level (as you already know) there isn't much yet. I thought I could try listening 3kyuu/N4 audio files, or maybe N2 ones, but my Japanese teacher suggested me to look for a more suitable level: 3Kyuu/N4 would be too low (and I've already passed it) and N2 would be too high for me.

I'd also like to ask you a related question: One of my weak points in this test (and in languages in general XD) is the listening part. I scored less than 60% in the listening section in 3Kyuu last year (but I passed because I did well in the other sections, specially grammar). For some reason, I can't understand most of the conversation and I usually fail with the tricks ^^; This really frustrates me. Any suggestions, please? ^^; Thanks in advance!
15th-Sep-2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
turn off subtitles and watch TV.
Read a bilingual book -- Japanese two or three times, English once.
I like "Reading Real Japanese" and "Breaking Into Japanese" for these. I believe both of them come with an audio tape, so you could just listen to the tapes, and try to translate it the first few time you hear it into English yourself, and then go back later to compare your understanding with the English version.
16th-Sep-2010 08:28 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the advices! ^^ I took a look at those books, and they have received good feedback and reviews so I guess I'll have to give them a try. Are they suitable for intermediate students? ^^

Your username seemed familiar to me and I wasn't wrong XD You're also in the learning Japanese community, aren't you? XD I posted there something and you also replied me XD Double thanks!
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