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Good morning.

A, B: Good morning.

B: Please, smile.

(にこやかに)

Thank you.

(こちらもなるべくにこやかに努める)

B: May I have your name?

My name is ….

B: Where did you come from?

I’m from Toyonaka City in Osaka Prefecture.

(ここで、何か他に自己紹介的なことを聞かれるかと思ったら、いきなり…)

A: If smokers and non-smokers debate, which group do you think will win?

(え〜っと思った。そんなの、ノンスモーカーに決まってるわと思いながら…)

Well … It’s not a …

(緊張している、いい間違え)

Smoking is not good for health. So the non-smokers group will beat the smokers group.

(ここで、言いたいことは終わりそうだったが、頑張って、前々日に模擬面接で習った事柄を述べてみるが、かなりポイントがずれていると反省)

I know many foreigners think that many Japanese people still smoke. I heard that the price of cigarettes in most developed countries like the United States or Australia is very high, 8 dollars or 10 dollars per box. I didn’t know that. But in Japan, it costs only 300 yen. That is why Japanese people sill smoke.

A, B: Is that so?

(ふたりともこの事実は知らなかったようで、びっくりした様子で)

Yes. I heard that from a foreigner.

A: What do you think about Japan sending troops to Iraq?

(え〜、困った、あまりに漠然としている…頭真っ白になる、苦し紛れに)

Well ... I’m against war. Of course everybody does, er , I sometimes think about the families of the Self-Defense Force members. I’m sure they are always worried about their husbands or dads.

A: Oh, do you know anybody who is in Iraq?

No.

(そっけない返事だったと反省)

A: What’s “kotatsu”?

Yes, it’s very warm in winter. “Kotatsu” is usually placed in the living room in a Japanese house. It is a small low table covered with a thick quilt, and beneath the table, there is an electric heater. We usually get together around it and enjoy watching TV, chatting, and sometimes eat meals or oranges.

(オレンジと言ったところで、一同笑いが出た)

A: You mean only the lower body is warm? Is the upper body cold?

Yes.

(本当は、エアコンとか言いたかったが、イエスと言ってしまった…)

A:OK, let’s conclude the interview.

(え、もうおしまい?という感じでした)

Ah, OK. Thank you very much.



 
 
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