The Japanese Farmer – Listen and Write

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This recording is a sample of Episode One of The Farmer’s Dream. It is based on a story by Lafcadio Hearn. You should listen to the recording and write down what the man and little girl say:

Man:
Little Girl:
Man:
Storyteller: The Farmers Dream … Episode One.
Man:
Storyteller: The dream of the Japanese farmer
Man:
Storyteller: Once upon a time there was a Japanese farmer.
Man:
Storyteller: Are you a farmer?
Man:
Little Girl:
Man:
Little Girl:
Storyteller: Is your father a farmer?
Little Girl:
Man:
Little Girl:
Storyteller: This Japanese farmer lived on the side of a hillside.
Man:
Storyteller: Do you live on the side of a hillside?
Man:
Storyteller: In the distance there was a castle.
Man:
Storyteller: Have you ever been inside a Japanese castle?
Man:
Little Girl:
Man:
Little Girl:
Man:
Storyteller: Have you ever seen pictures of the castle at Himeji?
Man:
Little Girl:
Man:
Storyteller: The farmer was just a peasant. He never went to the castle…

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To check your answers, check the full transcript: The Japanese Farmer – Listen and Read.