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Ang Dyipni

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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

Listening Comprehension Exercise: Aldub Fever

 

“AlDub Fever” – Higit sa Pagpapakilig at Social Media Trending, Isa Siyang Pagsasabuhay ng Kulturang Pilipino
Lesson Type: Listening Comprehension with Contextual Video
Difficulty Level: Maharlika (Intermediate)

Makailan na bang beses bumida mga Pinoy sa international scene? Mula sa peaceful EDSA revolution, ilang kalamidad, hanggang sa mga beauty queens, singing sensations, at ngayon ay meron na naman – ang “AlDub Nation”. Ang komunidad na ito ay kinikilala ngayon hindi lamang sa Pilipinas, ng mga Pinoy sa iba’t ibang parte ng mundo, sa social media (kung saan ang huling pagsasama-sama ay umani ng record breaking na 41 million tweets ) at maging ang mga tanyag na news organizations na tulad ng BBC at CNN.

Ang AlDub ay ang pinagsamang pangalan ng baguhang actor na si Alden Richards at ang tinaguriang “ Dubsmash Queen” na si Maine Mendoza na gumaganap bilang Yaya Dub sa ngayon ay patok na segment sa pinakamatagal na noontime show na Eat Bulaga.

Sa isang hindi inaasahan at hindi pinagplanuhang insidente ay nabuo ang hinirang na phenomenal love team nina Alden at Yaya Dub at nagbigay daan sa segment na “ Kalyeserye” na ang ibig sabihin ay drama serye sa kalsada. Ito ay isang pagsasadula na live na ginagawa ng mga artista ng programang ito sa kalsada ng iba’t ibang lugar na kanilang pinupuntahan araw- araw upang mamigay ng mga papremyo.

At dahil sa team up na ito ay nabuhay na muli ang mga sinaunang kaugalian ng mga Pinoy pagdating sa pagliligawan at pag-ibig. Ang ilan sa mga ugaling ito na tilang natabunan na ng modernong panahon, katulad ng :

  1. Pagiging mahinhin at pakipot ng kababaihan

Ang dalagang Pilipina ay kilala sa dalawang katangiang ito. Subali’t sa paglipas ng panahon ay nagbago na ang pamamaraan at pagkilos ng dating Maria Clara na sagisag ng kapinuhan. Ang mga Pinay ay kilala rin sa pagiging pakipot kung saan ang tunay na nararamdaman , lalo na sa harap ng kalalakihan , ay tinatago, na siyang ibang –iba sa pagiging palaban at mapusok ngayon .

  1. Panunuyo at paninilbihan ng manliligaw

Ang pagsusuyuan noong unang panahon, ay hindi dinadaan sa pagtetext o pagtatagpo sa kanto lamang. Ang lalaki ay nanunuyo sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng bulaklak at iba pang mga regalo, pagdalaw sa bahay ng babae , pagharap sa mga magulang ng liniligawan, at ang paninilbihan. Ang paninilbihan ay isang pagpapakita ng kagustuhan at kahandaang gumawa ng mahihirap na mga bagay tulad ng pag-iigib ng tubig o pagsibak ng kahoy para sa minamahal na babae.

  1. Pagrespeto sa mga nakatatanda

Ang pagpasok sa relasyon noon ay may tamang paggabay ng magulang . Mula sa panliligaw hanggang sa pagpasok sa relasyon ay naka-alalay ang mga magulang . Ito ay isang pagpapakita kung gaano kalaki ang paggalang nating mga Pilipino sa ating mga magulang o kapamilyang nakatatanda.

  1. Paghihintay sa “ Tamang Panahon “

“ Sa tamang panahon” ang paboritong linya ni Lola Nidora , ang tumatayong tagapangalaga ni Yaya Dub. Isa itong pagpapakita ng angking ugali ng Pilipino na pagiging matiisin, matiyaga, ay may pananamplalataya sa Diyos na ang lahat ng ating ninanais ay kanyang ibibigay, kalian pa ? Kundi sa tamang panahon.

Dahil sa paglalagay ng ganitong mga magagandang kaugalian sa kanilang palabas ay umani na rin ng maraming pagpupuri ang AlDub love team, si Lola Nidora at ang Kalyeserye, mula sa mismong mga kabataan, sa kanilang mga magulang, guro, taga media, mga pari at ang kanilang samahan na tulad ng Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines o CBCP.

 

English Translation :

“AlDub Fever” – More than the Giddiness and Social Media Trending, It is the Filipino Culture Brought to Life

How many times have the Pinoys starred in the international scene? From the peaceful EDSA revolution, some calamities, to the beauty queens, singing sensations and now there is another one – AlDub Nation. The community is being recognized now, not only in the Philippines, by Pinoys in the different parts of the world, in the social media ( where its recent gathering earned a record breaking 41 million tweets ) and even by known news organizations like BBC and CNN.

AlDub is a combination of the names of the budding actor Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, dubbed as the “Dubsmash Queen”, who portrays Yaya Dub in the present hit segment of the longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga.

Through an unexpected and unplanned incident came the phenomenal love team of Alden and Yaya Dub and which paved way to the segment “ Kalyeserye “ meaning a drama series on the street. It is a live dramatization performed by the artists of the program on the streets of the different places they visit everyday to give away prizes.

And because of this team-up , the old Pinoy customs when it comes to courtship and love have been revived. Some of these old ways that have been overshadowed by modern times are:

  1. The women being demure and refined

The Filipino lady is known for these two traits. But as time passes by, there have been changes in the manners and actuations of the former Maria Clara who is an epitome of being refined. Pinays are also known to being able to hold back their feelings, especially infront of the males, totally different to their being bold and aggressive nowadays.

  1. Wooing and services rendered by suitors

Courtship in earlier times was not done through text messages and meet ups on the street. The men would have to woo women by giving flowers and other presents, visiting them in their homes, meeting the parents of the woman he is courting and rendering service. Rendering of services is a way of showing his willingness and preparedness to perform difficult tasks such as fetching of water and chopping of fire wood to prove his love for that woman.

  1. Respect for one’s elders

Getting into a relationship before had the proper guidance of one’s parents. From the courtship to committing one’s self to a relationship, the parents are there to assist. This is a way of showing how much respect we Filipinos have for our parents and elders.

  1. Waiting for that right time

“When the right time comes “is the favorite line of Lola Nidora who acts as Yaya Dub’s guardian. This is a manifestation of our inherent patience, diligence and faith in God that everything we long for will be given by Him, when? When the right time comes.

Because of the incorporation of these values in their program, the AlDub love team, Lola Nidora and Kalyeserye have earned praises from the youth themselves, their parents, and teachers, members of the media, priests and their organization like the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines o CBCP.

 

 

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