受験者( 08 ):男性

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試験官

<試験官A>

50代くらいの男性。非常に温和そうな外国人。終始ニコニコしていた。

<試験官B>

40代後半と思しき女性。私には質問を発しなかった。

質疑応答

(付き添い係りがドアを開け)Good morning.

Good morning. Have a seat. What is your name?

My name is .........

Where are you from?

I am from ..........

Which part of .........?(質問の趣旨がよく理解できず)

In ........ City.

Oh, at which station did you get on the train?

At ........ station.

Oh, it's OK. I will give you some questions. When you take foreign tourists to Todaiji temple, how do you explain it?

Pardon?(さっそく聞き返してしまったが、とりあえず慎重を期した)

I will give you some questions. When you take foreign tourists to Todaiji temple, how do you explain it?

Todaiji temple was built in the Nara period, in the 8th century. It is built by the Shomu-Tenno or Emperor Shomu in order to make peace.(世界最大の木造建築というのを言い忘れてしまったが、黙っている女性試験官が、うんうん、と頷いてくれていた。)

Why did the transition between the Edo period and Meiji era occur?

In the end of the Edo period, when American Admiral Perry arrived in Japan, Officials in the Tokugawa shogunate couldn't do anything at all. In this situation, many Japanese knew that the Tokugawa shogunate did not have the power. So many revolutionaries such as Ryoma Sakamoto or Kido Takayoshi tried to terminate the government. And the Meiji Restoration which can be called revolution happened.(私としては満足のいく答え方ではなかったし、文法的にも誤りが多々あるはずだが、相変わらず女性試験官はうんうんと頷いてくれる。)(この間、もうひとつ何かたずねられたような気がするが、まったく覚えていない)

I will give you another practical question. When I need cash, what should I do?

You may go to the bank and draw your money with a cash card.

At the weekends? Banks are closed.

Some banks offer the service even at the weekends.

I will give you another practical question. When a tour bus is stopped because of a traffic accident or traffic jam, what would you do?

I would call a travel agency that a traffic accident or traffic jam happened and announced to tourists "Please wait for a while".(ここで外国人試験官が助け舟を出してくれる)

For a while, long time…

Oh, I would like to sing traditional Japanese songs.(外国人試験官、女性試験官がともに笑う。)

Which song do you sing?

Amagi Goe(外国人試験官、女性試験官が爆笑する。私も大いに笑った。)

It is enka, Japanese ballad. I know many those songs.

Do you like karaoke?

Yes, I like karaoke very much.

(私としてはあまり記憶にないのだが、ともかくこのあたりで終了した。)

受験の感想

二年前二次試験に落ちているので(去年は忙しくて棄権)、今年はそこそこ準備をしていった。但し、準備したものはまったくでなかったが、それでも勘を養うにはいい訓練になったと思う。得意な歴史分野からの出題が多くこの点はラッキー。答えに詰まる場面がなかったので、これで不合格になれば悲惨というか、他にどのような準備をすればいいのか正直戸惑う。

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