Posts Tagged: Listening Comprehension

Limang Katangian ng Pilipinas Bago Dumating ang mga Kastila

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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

Listening Comprehension Exercise: Talk with Lala “Saleslady Attack!”

Title: Talk with Lala “Saleslady Attack!”
Description: In this monologue, the show host talks about her pet peeves on salesladies.
Lesson type: Listening Comprehension, transcript of third party video
Difficulty Level: Maharlika (Intermediate)

Transcript
Basta ‘yon. Walang bisa yan. O, aminin niyo ‘yan, aminin niyo ‘yan. I’m snacking, McDonald’s. Yes, McDonald’s.

Hi guys, welcome back to my channel. See sa title ng aking video is “Saleslady Attack!” Yes, “Saleslady Attack.” Kung napapansin niyo naka-make-up ako and super make-up talaga ang lola niyo. Huwag niyo na lang po siya pansinin kasi meron po ako ginawang ah… pictorial. Meron kaming ginawang photoshoot so… ‘yun. Ako yung ginawa nilang model. Model daw oh.

Di’ ba minsan ‘pagka pumunta ka sa isang mall, tapos pumasok ka sa isang store, yung saleslady sobrang accommodating niya. Sa su.. [stutters]. Sa sobrang accommodating ng saleslady, alam mo yung kahit saan ka magpunta sa loob ng store nakasunod siya sa’yo. Eh di’ ba minsan… minsan nakakairita yung ganoon. Although ginagawa lang niya yung trabaho niya, pero diba’ nakakairita minsan na sunod lang ng sunod sa’yo ang saleslady.

“Ano ba? Mamaya na. ‘Pag may kailangan ako, tatawagin kita.”

“Kailangan ko mapag-isa. Huwag niyo ako sundan.”

Pero, don’t get me wrong, ah. Saludo ako sa mga saleslady na super, super mag-entertain ng kanilang customer, guest. Pero huwag naman masyadong O.A. yung parang ikaw na yung nahihiya dun sa store, kasi parang… feeling mo parang obligado ka bumili kapag sunod ng sunod sa’yo yung mga saleslady. ‘Di ba? Kahit hindi yun yung gusto kong bilhin, nabibili ko. Alam niyo yung minsan na parang sa sobrang sales talk ng saleslady, nabibili mo yung hindi mo dapat bilhin. Yun yung nararamdaman natin minsan pero syempre di’ natin masisisi yung saleslady kasi uhm… ginagawa lang naman niya yung trabaho niya, eh which is good, kasi uhm… trabaho niya yun na mag-entertain ng customers or pilitin… pilitin makabili yung customer ng product na yun. Tapos, may mga saleslady rin naman na suplada. Yes, di’ ba. Mga suplada sila, as in, di sila nag-eentertain ng mga… ng mga customers nila.

“Miss, meron ba kayo nito?”

“Ay wala ho kami niyan.” o “Ubos na po. Out of stock.” Duh?

Di’ ba may mga ganung saleslady talaga. Dahil diyan, kakain muna ako. Kasi…

One time nangyari ‘to sa’kin. Yung dad ko nagpunta sa mall, parang pumunta siya sa isang hardware sa mall. Madumi… madumi talaga yung suot niya, as in… Galing siya dun sa field. So ayun, madumi talaga siya. Hindi siya in-entertain ng saleslady, as in hindi siya in-entertain. Feeling ng saleslady, uhm… hindi siya bibili… Alam mo parang feeling niya pulubi yung tatay ko, parang ganoon. Pero merong isang ginintuang pusong saleslady na nag-entertain sa kanya. And, nagulat yung mga tao dun sa shop kasi maraming binili yung dad ko.

Oh, di’ ba? May mga saleslady talaga na judgmental. Alam niyo yung parang… parang mamatahin ka nila kung ano yung hitsura mo, kung ano yung… kung ano yung ka… ka-estado mo sa buhay. Di’ ba may mga ganoon.

May mga saleslady naman talaga na hindi nila ginagawa yung trabaho nila, as in tamad sila, as in, nakatingin lang sila sa ‘yo. Parang, duh? Parang “Bibili ba ‘to? Parang hindi naman.”

Sana nag-enjoy kayo dito sa maikling random talk ko about saleslady… Please guys, subscribe on my channel and thumbs up this video and comment in comment box below kung gusto nilang magcomment. Okay, see you later. Bye… Mwah!

Welcome to your Quiz on Video 5: Saleslady Attack

Why is the host of the show wearing make-up?
What behavior of salesladies did the host mention which she finds annoying or overly persistent?
What does the host think that sales ladies who are overly attentive and follow you around the store make people feel?
Once, her dad went to a hardware store wearing dirty fieldwork clothes and none of the salesladies in the hardware initially minded him. What surprised people in that shop during that incident?

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