受験者( 11 ):女性
 

A・B: Good afternoon!
Good afternoon.
B: Please put on your baggage on that counter.? Sit down please. (試験管の鞄が置いてある壁の机を指す。)
Yes.
B:リラックスしてくださいね。
Thank you.(にこやかに微笑む)
B: Please tell us your name and where are you from today?
My name is ……. I came from ... City.
B: What place of ... City are you from actually?
I'm from northern part of ... City, actually, ...-ward, near ... junction. Do you know there?
B: Yes. I know.(うなずく) From now, he will ask you some questions....
A: I'll ask you some questions from now.? Why it is dry in the winter in the central city of Tokyo?
It's related to monsoon. (後でseasonal windの方がよかったと思う。) In winter, winds come from northwest side, the side of Japan Sea. Tokyo is on the side of Pacific Sea.(Pacific Oceanを緊張して間違える。) Many clouds come from northern side...and make snow fall in the side of Japan Sea and on the high mountains. So atmosphere...(言葉がすぐ出ずつまる。)air will dry in Tokyo. But in summer, it's humid enough.
A・B:吹き出し笑い。
A: Summer is humid.Then, when is the best season to go to Tokyo? And that's why?
I recommend going to Tokyo in spring and autumn. Because when I visited Tokyo in summer, it was very hot because Tokyo is a big city. There were many buildings and --- lots of concrete buildings. The comfortable place even for us was in air-conditioned shops or stores. Spring and autumn is nice. In spring, you can see cherry blossoms in many parks,(Aに微笑みが出る)and it's fine to stroll on the streets and watching shops in the city like Akihabara, where is famous city for electricity and popular among "otaku".
B: "Otaku"? What is "otaku"? (目を丸くして)
"Otaku" are a certain group of people who are interested in some special category or hobby and not interested in the names of their friends."Otaku" means "you" and they sometimes call their friends "you" instead of names. But they might be a kind of specialist about that they are interested in, like music.
A: I've heard about it. Why it is difficult for female to become a lea... in Japan?
I beg your pardon? What…
A: Why it is difficult to become a leader(ゆっくりと)
Now, I'm working for a travel agency in a ...company group, and our president is female. There are many female presidents in Japan now. But it might because it's the field of food company. If it was the fields of electricity or machinery, it may be difficult to become a president for female. Because many female are not interested in that kind of the field. Before, many people said it's difficult to work under the woman, but nowadays there are less people to say like so.
A: OK. I'm interested in culture.? What's inkan?
It's personal seal. We use it in the companies to accept documents, instead of signature. And we use it when we(単語を度忘れする)… go to the bank or receive parcels. All Japanese have personal seals. It is made of(単語が出ず、時間稼ぎをする)--- oh, I forgot the name, elephant's --- ivory, some animal's bone and hard wood.(boxwoodを言いたかったが、後で思い出した)
B: That's the end of the questions. Thank you very much for talking with us.
It was pleasure to talk with you. Thank you.
(一礼をして退出する。)
予想外の質問で、すぐに単語が出ず、ゆっくり話しましたが、元気よく、引きつり笑いでにこやかに話しがすすみました。秋の話もすればよかったと思いましたが、おたくに興味深い顔をされたので、止めました。細かい単語は記憶があいまいです。

 

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