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.

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