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(入り口で)失礼します。(席の隣まで歩き)Good morning!
A&B: Good morning.
B: Please have a seat.

Thank you.
B: What your name?

My name is ….
B: Which city are you living in?

I am living in …
A: (Bを見て)Oh, you are living in the same city!(笑いが起こり)…So, let me ask you some questions. Where do you recommend visiting in Kyoto?

I would recommend you to visit Kiyomizu Temple … and Heian Shrine
A: What is the difference between Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples?

The difference is that … Shinto shrines have a torii gate which is regarded as a barrier from evil spirits.(Bうなずく)
A: Thank you. I am now at the Tokyo station and want to see Mt. Fuji. How should I do to get there?

You can go there by Shinkansen, bullet train.
A: How long does it take?

I think it takes one hour or something.(知らないので適当…)
A: How much does the ticket cost?

(本当に知らないので、新大阪-東京間が14,000円位だったことから推測して)It costs about…ten thousand yen, or something.(今思えば高い…しかも同じフレーズで…)
A: Can I climb Mt. Fuji in this season?

I am afraid not. It is too cold. But you can in summer. Actually, I climbed Mt. Fuji two years ago.
A: Oh! Was it tough?

Yes, it was very tough since it was my first time to climb Mt. Fuji. But we could see very beautiful sunrise from the top.
A: Could you sleep on the mountain?

No, I couldn’t, but we took a nap before we started climbing.
A: (笑顔でそれはちょっと大変そうねぇという事を言いながら)Next question. What is the most important news among Japanese currently?

Well…(考える)…I think it is that the birth rate is declining, and the aging society.(ふんふんとうなずいてくれるAとB。文法的におかしいのでAが「…ということね」と言い直してくれた。)
A: Do you think if it is the problem that people are concerned about?

Yes, I think many people are concerned about this issue.
A: Next question. What Japanese people eat for breakfast?

I think most people eat rice and miso soup for breakfast. And some people eat bread and Westernized foods.
A: How about people that eat cereal?

I do not think there are so many people who eat cereal. But if you go to the supermarket, you can find a variety kind of cereals.
A: Thank you. Next, how often do Japanese people take a bath?

Bath…I think people take a bath or shower most everyday.
A: Why so often?

I think it is because it is very humid especially in summer time in Japan so people want to keep them clean.
A: When people take a bath or shower?

Most people take a bath or shower in the evening.
A: Next question. I would like to attend the tea ceremony. Where can I do? (予想問題的中!)

You can attend the tea ceremony in the tea house which is located in the traditional Japanese landscape garden in a temple.
A: Thank you, I think I can go. Next, can you tell me what people were there except for Samurai in the Edo period?

Except for Samurai…there were common people and merchant people.
A: OK…merchants. Then please tell me what you would do if your family lived in the Edo period.
(私の理解では「あなたの家族が江戸時代にいたとしたら何をしていた?」と聞こえたが、本当にそんな不思議な質問するのかな〜と思ってもう一度聞き返す。)
I am sorry. Could you please paraphrase it?(2次対策講座での先生のコメントが役に立ちました!)
A: What would you do if your family lived in the Edo period?(何度聞いてもわからない)
Do you mean my family?(いいかげん失礼である…)
A: Yes!

All right. Let me see…my family…(思い浮かばない、さっき商人と言ったので、その方面で想像することにした。) My father is selling something. (前日に、外国の方を大阪の住まいのミュージアムにお連れした際に、歩いた江戸の商家の並びを思い出す…浮かんできたのは浮世絵を売る本屋さんだったので)Oh! My family is a bookstore.(そうなの!という驚いた顔をされるA) We are selling Ukiyoe picture.(うそ八百!)
A: All right. Thank you. Interview finished early than you except, doesn’t it?

Thank you very much!!

 

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