A, B： Hello. Have a seat, please.
Yes, may I put my bag here?
A, B： Yes, sure.
B： May I have your name, please?
My name is ….
B： Where are you from?
I’m from Shiga Prefecture.
A： I will give you some questions. Imagine, I’m a curious tourist.
A： You said you are from Shiga.
Yes, that’s right.
A： What part of Shiga are you from?
I’m from Kusatsu, the southern part of Shiga, next to Otsu City.
A： Is the museum near there?
A： Then, where would you take me if I went to Kusatsu?
Well, Kusatsu is a suburban area. So there are not so many interesting places to go to, but I think I would take you to an old inn which was used during the Edo Era. Kusatsu used to be an important traffic point for travelers.（もう少し続けて言おうかと思っていたら次の質問をすぐにされた。）
A： Speaking of the Edo Period, what kinds of traditions from that period are still popular today?
（とっさに思いつかず）Well, let me see…. Well, visiting shrines or temples, and celebrating New Year’s holiday are still popular today.（自分の言っていることにまったく自信が持てない）
A： I see. What do you do for New Year’s holiday?
A： What do you do for New Year’s holiday?
A： What are the ingredients of osechi?
There are various kinds of food in it ? prawns, egg rolls, beans….
A： OK. That’s all for today. You spoke very well. It has been nice talking with you.
（あれ、もう終わりかと思いつつ）Thank you very much. It has been nice talking to you, too.
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