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Hello.

B: Please tell us your name and where you come from.

My name is .... I'm from Kumamoto.

A: What's a "must" if I go to Kumamoto?

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear your question.

A: Where do you suggest I visit if I were to go to Kumamoto?

Oh, then I would suggest Kumamoto Castle. It's right at the center of the city, and it's very beautiful.

A: OK. Now, I'm going to ask you some questions. What do you think is the reason for Japanese people's longevity?

Well, ... I think it's the food. We have a long tradition of eating soy bean products such as tofu and miso. These products are very high in protein.

A: So you think protein is the reason for the longevity?

Yes, I think so.

A: OK. I like tofu very much. Well, next question. I think Beat Takeshi was awarded a prize for his movie.

Oh, you mean the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival?

Yes, what are your thoughts about this?

OK, ... well, I think it was very good news, because it may open up a chance for other film makers, too. Since Japanese films are not very popular, I hope this becomes a good opportunity to introduce Japanese movies.

A: I hear he is also a comedian. Is this true? He seems very talented.

Yes, he has a lot of TV shows, too. Some of them are political. I think it may be interesting if he moves on to politics.

A: Really? You must be a big fan of him.

(特にファンではないのだが、笑顔で答える。)

A: Now, I'm going to ask you a cultural question. What's "ema"?

"Ema" is a tablet you buy art a shrine. On the tablet you write your wish and hang it at a shrine. The tablet is supposed to send your message to a god. I'm not really sure, but I hear they used to bring the actual horse to a shrine, and that's why it has a picture of a horse on it. In winter you can see many applicants go to a shrine and write their wishes.

A: So the handwriting must be important.

Yes, it's good if you have good handwriting.

A: OK, thank you.

Thank you very much.

(「絵馬」は校内模擬試験以来復習していなかったが、意外とスラスラ出てきて自分でも驚いた。2次試験レポートでも調べたが、質問の仕方を研究して慣れておかないと、答えが分かっていても答え方で戸惑うと思った。全体的に会話は楽しく進んだと思う。)


 
 
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