B： Hello. What’s your name?
My name is ….
B： Where do you live?
I live in Gifu city, the central part of Japan.
A： Japanese people study English for a long time, but few of them speak English well, why?
One of the biggest reasons is that Japanese students study to enter prestigious college. And as for English, too much emphasis is put on reading, grammar and writing. So they don’t spend enough time on conversation. That’s why even though they study English for a long time, they can’t speak English well.
A： What do you think should be done to improve this?
I think it is necessary to hire foreign teacher to teach English conversation.
A：What do you think about raising consumption tax?
I think it is necessary since our social pension system is at sｔake right now. Some people are not paying national pension premiums. It is necessary to raise consumption tax in order to continue this system.
A： How much should the consumption tax be raised?
I think it should be raised to ten to fifteen percent because the rate of consumption tax in other countries is ten to fifteen percent.
A： What is hachimaki?
Hachimaki is a cloth headband, which is usually worn at sports festivals. People also wear it when they are trying to study hard. It is a symbol of determination and high spirit.
A： When did you wear it?
I wore it when I was studying for the university entrance examination.
A： What is OB?
（ここで私はOBという言葉がはっきり聞こえず、”Did you say OB?”と聞き返したら、Aが"Sorry for my
OB is a Japanese-English word that stands for old boy meaning one’s senior
at school. In Japan, relationship between senior and junior is important.
I was not good at Japanese.
A： You mean grammar or something?
Yes, I was not good at reading comprehension, but I studied hard and now I have some confidence in my reading comprehension.
A： What kind of book do you recommend for me to read?
A： Thank you. Time is up.