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A: Good Morning.
Good Morning
B: Please take a seat.
Sure
B: What's your name?
My name is XXX.
B: Where are from?
I'm from ... city in ... prefecture.
A: How long did it take?
It took about an hour by train.
B: Really? That’s convenient.
Yes.
A: I'm going to ask some questions. I'm a tourist and you're a tour guide right?
Sure
A: I'm interested in skiing, so where should I visit in Japan?
I'd like you to visit Nagano prefecture, because there're many ski fields as well as hot spring resorts.
A: That's nice. How can I get there?
I usually go there by car, it is better for foreign tourists to use a train.
A: Can I stay there?
Of course you can. There are some accommodations in Nagano.
If you want to experience a traditional Japanese atmosphere you should stay in a ryokan.
A: That's nice but it is expensive.
If you want save money how about staying in minsyuku, which is a small inn but you can enjoy a homey atmosphere and home cooking.
A: I'm going to ask another question. These days samurai has become popular in western countries may be because of Tom Cruise... What kind of people were there? Were they all samurai?
Most of people were farmers, because Japan was based on agriculture. A few people were samurai.
A: But samurai dominated many farmers. Why?
Because samurai had more powerful arms. So it was difficult for farmers to beat them.
A: You know? In Europe some farmers tried to defeat dominators with shovels or plows...
Some farmers could try to do in Japan as well, but it was seldom successful.
A: I'll ask you another question. What is the best way to go to Fukuoka from Kyoto?
The best way is to use the Shinkansen, which is the super-express train nicknamed the bullet train.
A: How long does it take?
Well...I think it takes about 2 hours.
A: How much does it cost?
I think it costs around 10.000yen
A: How about by airplane?
Well, you can use it if you like.
A: Which is expensive?
I think it's almost same, but if you use the Shinkansen a discount ticket is available. You can find discount ticket shops around major stations such as Kyoto and Shin-Osaka.
A: I know. What do you say the shops?
In Japanese?
A:Yes.
We call the shops "Kinken-shop" or....well maybe discount ticket shop....
A:I know the shops but I haven't bought there(このあたりから旅行客という立場を忘れたようで)
(Bに話しかけるように)I'm not sure if they're real or not I really doubt them.
B:(笑ってなにか少しAに言った)

You don't have to worry about it. When I use the Shinkansen I always buy this kind of ticket.
A: Right. This is the final question. Thank you.
(てっきり日本語の質問があると思っていたので、一瞬固まってしまいました)
Thank you for taking your time.
Thank you very much.
(今年の2次試験に限っては普通の英会話のようでしたが、5年ほど英会話をしていなかったのでなんかチグハグしていたような気がしました)

 

 

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