The Japanese Farmer – Listen and Read

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This recording is a sample of Episode One of The Farmer’s Dream.

In this part, you should listen to the recording and check the responses you wrote down in Part 1: Listen and Write. Check your answers and see how accurate you were.

Man: Can you hear the music?
Little Girl: Yes. Its a bell
Man: Yes.
Storyteller: The Farmers Dream … Episode One.
Man: Episode one.
Storyteller: The dream of the Japanese farmer
Man: A Japanese farmer.
Storyteller: Once upon a time there was a Japanese farmer.
Man: Uh-huh.
Storyteller: Are you a farmer?
Man: No, I am not.
Little Girl: No, I am not.
Man: I am not a farmer.
Little Girl: I am not a farmer.
Storyteller: Is your father a farmer?
Little Girl: No.
Man: He, is not. He is not a farmer
Little Girl: He is not a farmer.
Storyteller: This Japanese farmer lived on the side of a hillside.
Man: Mmm…the side of a hillside.
Storyteller: Do you live on the side of a hillside?
Man: Yes, we do. We live on a mountainside…listen to the story.
Storyteller: In the distance there was a castle.
Man: Oh a castle!
Storyteller: Have you ever been inside a Japanese castle?
Man: Yes, I have.
Little Girl: No, I haven’t.
Man: I have but you haven’t.
Little Girl: I haven’t.
Man: That’s right.
Storyteller: Have you ever seen pictures of the castle at Himeji?
Man: I have. Have you?
Little Girl: No.
Man: I will show you some pictures….
Storyteller: The farmer was just a peasant. He never went to the castle…

Grammar Notes:

Are you … ?
Yes, I am.
No, I am not.

Is he … ?
Yes, he is.
No, he is not.

Do you … ?
Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.

Have you … ?
Yes, I have.
No, I have not.

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Now, try to Listen and Speak on your own: The Japanese Farmer – Listen and Speak.

10 Responses to “The Japanese Farmer – Listen and Read”

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  1. P.Mario says:

    This lesson the Japanese Farmer it’s important for that student who is in the begining of the course.
    And is one of the lessons that give to the student excellent base to reach the other lessons like “The Water Car” and others.
    Thank you again.

  2. farzana says:

    HI THIS IS TOOO MUCH HELPFUL TO ME TO SPEAK N UNDERSTAND ENGLISH SHOULD WE HAVE TO PURCHAS ANY READING MATERIAL AND FROM WHERE WE CAN GET IT AGAIN THOUSAND OF THANKS!

  3. a.aden says:

    thank you very much it is useful lesson.

  4. maria says:

    Hello Dear Teacher,thank you very much for sending me this Email ,
    may God bless u and the family special the little flow with a cut voice,
    looking forward to hearing from u.
    respect and regards,
    Maria from Finland

  5. shama'a says:

    hi to every body,
    I was very interesting in that lestening
    due to it’s very nice and usefull for learning especially english lestening
    and i wanna more like it

    god blees you

    shama’a

  6. Abeba G/tsadik says:

    Thank you very much for sending me this . it is very helpful to improve my english .Hope you will send me more.God bless you.

  7. shimaa says:

    Thank you,it is very helpful ,thanks a lot because the rate of yours dialogue or conversation is so quiet so “I thanks God” I can understand often of words.

  8. dlveen says:

    thanks it was vere helpful

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