Monthly Archives: October 2017

Limang Katangian ng Pilipinas Bago Dumating ang mga Kastila

Talk Tagalog – Learn Tagalog the Natural Way
Lesson Type: Listening Comprehension
Difficulty Level: Bayani (Upper Intermediate)
Topic: Limang Katangian ng Pilipinas Bago Dumating and mga Kastila (Five Characteristics of the Philippines Before the Arrival of the Spaniards)

Philippine history is a colorful rice cake, baked with multiple layers of migrations and colonists. The farther back into the past you go the more layers you have to peel back. Before the arrival of the Colonial Spaniards, the islands had vibrant cultures and societies. Find out the more about what makes Filipinos Filipinos by taking a mental journey in the archipelago’s deep past before the first Europeans set foot on Philippine shores.

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Did you find this a bit difficult? No worries. Let’s go one notch down to the intermediate level with another listening comprehension episode Ang Dyipni about the Philippine passenger jeep. There’s also a little neat quiz after each article you can take to test your learning.

You don’t want to practice listening comprehension anymore? You can read something more technical like this article on Tagalog grammar that discusses Tagalog prefixes, infixes and suffixes?

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Answer Key
Question 1: B
Question 2: E
Question 3: A
Question 4: D
Question 5: D

Ang Dyipni

Talk Tagalog – Learn Tagalog the Natural Way
Lesson Type: Listening Comprehension
Difficulty Level: Maharlika (Intermediate)
Topic: Ang Dyipni (The Philippine passenger jeep)

Philippine passenger jeeps are the most common form of transportation in the Philippines. It is impossible to spend even a day in the country without noticing these brightly-colored, garish kings of the streets. In this episode, find out where the Philippine jeepney came from, and why they are so close to the hearts of Filipinos.

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All this listening make you hungry? How about practicing your listening skills with this transcript of these news reports about food glorious food the Maginhawa Food Street or Filipino Cold Streets. There is a little neat quiz after each article you can take to test your learning.

Did you like this? There’s another pilot episode like this, which is a bit longer but up one difficulty level: Limang Katangian ng Pilipinas Bago Dumating ang mga Kastila (Five Characteristics of the Philippines before the Arrival of the Spanish).

You don’t want to practice listening comprehension anymore? You can read something on the broader level like, Why Should You Learn Tagalog?.

 

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Answer Key
Question 1: C
Question 2: A
Question 3: D
Question 4: D