受験者( 38 ):男性
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A: (荷物をそちらの机の上に置いてください)
Thank you. May I sit?
A: Sure, please sit down.
A: Good morning. It's nice to see you.
Good morning. It's nice to see you.
A: Can I have your name?
My name is XXX.
A: Where do you live?
I live in YYY City in Hyogo prefecture.
A: I know YYY. Rich people live in YYY.
Yeah, Very rich people live in YYY.
(ここで、思わず "Yeah" と言ってしまい、まずいと思ったが後の祭り)
People around me are rich. But I am not so rich.
A: Yeah, me neither. (ずっと芦屋に住んでいたのですか?)
I was born in Yokohama, next to Tokyo.
(ここで、もうちょっと何か言った気がするが覚えていない。)
A: (何故芦屋に住むようになったのですか?)
I came to YYY to work for the company located in Hyogo prefecture.
A: (横浜と芦屋の他にどこか訪れたことがありますか?)
I often visit Kyushu, the southern island of Kyushu.
A: (九州でのお勧めの場所はどこですか?)
I recommend Mt. Aso.
A: I know Mt. Aso. Mt. Aso is a volcano!?
(プシューっと言いながら、手で噴火のジェスチャー)
Yes. Mt. Aso is a volcano. Mt Aso has the largest caldera in the world.
A: What is the caldera?
Caldera is created when a top of mountain is blow off.
(ここで説明を止めようとしたが、わかっていなさそうなので)
When water flows in to a caldera, a lake is often created.
A: Oh is it like crater.
Yes, caldera is a kind of crater.
(何とかわかってもらえたと思い安心)
A: I'm interested in history, but I don't know much about Japanese history. When did the last Shogun reign Japan. (reign は自動詞なので文法的に間違っているかも知れないが、このように聞こえた)
The last Shogun reign Japan about 140 years ago. The name of the last Shogun is Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
A: What is the difference between Shogun and Samurai?
Shogun is the top of samurai, and he has the absolute power of administration and ruled over Japan.
A: (それはラストさむらい(映画)に似たようなものか?)
I'm sorry, but I didn't see "Last Samurai". So I don't know much about "Last Samurai."
A: So the Shogun is the boss of samurai!?
Yes, Shogun is a kind of boss of samurai.
A: What is the difference between Shogun and Emperor?
The Shogun had the absolute power of administration, while the Emperor didn't have the power. He was a symbol of Japan.
A: Oh, It's like Queen Elizabeth in England?
Yes.
(後で考えたら、植山学院長の予想問題で訓練していたので、すんなり答えられた気がします。ハローの生徒以外に惜しげもなく貴重な情報を提供頂きありがとうございます。)
A: Japanese people like hot spring. Do you like hot spring?
Yes I like hot spring very much.
A: How often do Japanese people go to hot spring?
People usually go to hot spring once in two or three months. But thanks to the super sento, people go to hot springs more often, for example, once in a week. Super sento is a neighborhood bathhouse features hot spring.
A: (これで終わりです。という感じのことを言われた)It's nice to see you.
I'm please to see you.
A: Bye.
Bye.
(外国人女性の試験官の方はよくしゃべられる明るい方だったのでリラックスして話せました。ただ、自分が住んでいる場所の話題に入ったときは思いがけなかったのでちょっと内容が貧相になってしまったように感じます。他の受験者の方の面接中、部屋の中から試験官の大きな笑い声が聞こえたので話が弾んでいるのだなと思いました。samurai と言ったのがかすかに聞こえたと思います。でも頭をニュートラルに保とうと気にしませんでしたが、やっぱり samurai が出ました。)

 

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