受験者( 07 ):女性
 
(ノックをしてから入室)Good afternoon.
A B: Good afternoon.
May I put my bag on this table?
B: Yes, please. Have a seat.
Thank you.
B: First of all, tell me your name.
My name is ---.
B: where do you live?
I live in Sapporo city in Hokkaido. But I was born and raised in Kumamoto prefecture.
Yesterday, I came back to my native home and I am staying with my parents.
B: So you came from Kumamoto today, right?
Yes. That's right.
A: Now, I'd like to know about Japanese climate. How about the temperature in Sapporo, now?
In Sapporo, it is cold now. We have a lot of snow in winter, but it snows only a little now.
The temperature is around 0 degree Celsius. But in January and February, the temperature is minus ten degrees.
A: How is the temperature in Okinawa now?
In Okinawa, it is much warmer than any other part of Japan.
A: I've heard that Japan has a rainy season. Please explain about "Tsuyu".
Tsuyu is a rainy season from the middle of June to the middle of July. But there is no rainy season in Hokkaido. In June and July, we can enjoy comfortable climate in Hokkaido, so I recommend you to come to Hokkaido in June and July.
A: OK, next question. What is the difference between shrines and temples?
There is a "Torii" gate in a shrine. Torii is a gate. There are two upright pillars and two horizontal bars.
Shrines and temples differ from the way how to make a prayer. In shrines, we bow twice, clap our hands twice, join our hands, make a prayer, and bow. In temples, we just join our hands and make a prayer silently.
A: Are they the same religion?
No. Shrines are for gods, and temples are for Buddhism.
A: The last question, I am interested in Japanese hot springs, "Onsen". I'd like to try "Onsen", but I am very shy. Can I take a bath in Onsen with my bathing suit on?
No. When we take a bath, we have to take off all the clothes. And we wash our bodies outside a bathtub, and we just soak in a bathtub.
A: OK. That's all.
Thank you. Have a nice day!
A B: Have a nice day.
(日本語の質問はありませんでした。神社とお寺の違いについては、長々とお参りのしかたなどを説明してしまいましたが、最初からズバリ「宗教が違う」と言うべきでした。ハローの教材は大変優れているのですが、私自身が準備不足で充分に活かすことができなかったのが悔やまれます。答えられない質問はなかったものの、スムーズに答えられたわけではなく、結構たどたどしくなってしまいました。)
 

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