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A: Good afternoon.(笑顔)

Good afternoon.

C: Please put your bag on the chair.(笑顔)

Thank you very much

A: Where are you from today?

I’m from Suita city, Osaka.

A: Oh, are you from Osaka?
I have a lot of people from Osaka outside.

(と言って、部屋の外を指差す)

Do you know them?

(知ってるわけ無いのに、何かジョークを飛ばさなければ、と思いながら)

I don’t know.

A: I’m going to give you several questions about Japan and Japanese people. So, please answer them.

OK.

A: In Japan people take off their shoes at the entrance of a house. Sometimes people take off shoes in other places. Do you think this custom is changing? What do you think about it?

(ちょっと質問のポイントがわからなかったが、とりあえず)

I think it depends on the situation and place. By taking off shoes, we can keep the place clean. We consider the places we go into wearing shoes to be outside. Therefore, if we have the concept that the place is inside, we take off shoes.

A: In some places, people wear slippers.(一応笑顔)

(質問の意味をを取り違えたのだろうなあ、と思いながら続ける)

Yes, by wearing slippers, we can keep the place clean.

(この話を私のペースに持ってきたほうがいいと思って無理やりそらす)

In my case, we don’t use slippers at home. I think taking off shoes is enough.

A: Yes. OK. (笑顔)
I have another question. In Japan there is a pair cup, which is different in size. What is it?

Oh, yes. It is called Meoto chawan

(夫婦茶碗というべきか夫婦湯のみというべきか迷ったので、夫婦茶碗?と試験官Cに聞いたらうなずいてくれた)

The big one is for a husband and the small one is for a wife.

A: I’ve heard some wives use the bigger one.

That’s right. I sometimes use the bigger one.

(試験官A,C笑ってくれた)

A: Ok. Another question. These days, children have used cell phones. What do you think about it?

(ハローの“若者によるインターネット利用をどう思うか”につなげようと思って)

I advocate this tendency, but with several conditions. Cell phones are closely related to the Internet and computers.
In the global society, the Internet literacy and computer literacy is indispensable for the youths. But I think parents should make some rules.

A: OK. So, if you have a child ….

Actually I have two children.

A: Oh, do they use a cell phone?

Not now. But I will give them in the future.

A: Then, what kind of rule will you make?

I will supervise their use of the cell phone. I will make them use it in front of me because there are a lot of harmful sites. Of course, calling someone is OK. But when they use the Internet or e-mail, I will make them follow the rule.
Also, recently some crimes have been closely related to a cell phone. I want to avoid the situation that they will be involved in the crime.

A: Oh. Yes. That’s a good rule.
I’m sorry to finish the test abruptly. But I’m running out of time.(と言って腕時計を見る) Thank you.

(まずい!話しすぎたらだめ、と聞いていたのに、話しすぎたかも、と思いながら)
Thank you very much.

(試験官A,Cの方を向いたら、笑顔だったと思う。Bは相変わらず下を向いて事務処理)



 
 
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