受験者( 62 ):女性
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Good morning.(おじぎ、にっこり)
A,B: Hi, Good morning.(にっこり)

Can I put my baggage?
A: Please.(笑顔)
B: Sure. And please have you seated.(笑顔)

Thank you.
B: Well, good morning. It's nice to meet you.

Good morning, nice to meet you too.
B: May I have your name?

Yes, my name is XXX.
B: And where do you live?

I live in YYY city in ....., it's close to .....
B: Oh, YYY, well it's very nice.

(ニッコリ)
B: So, can I ask you a question?

Sure.
B: If I go to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo station, how can I get there?

Well...there may be tour-bus, and...actually I've never been there from Tokyo station so I'm not sure, but you can use tour-bus and trains and...rent a car.(基本といえば基本なのに、この系統の問いに対する準備を全くしていなかったのであせる。)
B: Rent a car! Wow, that's cool.

Yes, I think it's exciting.
B: OK. Is it possible to go to Mt.Fuji in winter?

You should not go there in winter, because it's very cold and it snows. It can be dangerous.
B: Oh, OK. I see. Then, let's go on to the next question about history.

History?
B: Yes, I watched the movie of "Samurai..." and I learned about "Samurai". But, what other kinds of people were there?

Umm...there were the emperor and his family, the emperor was regarded as the god and "Samurai" was in the second class. There were also commercial people.(士農工商の説明をしようと思いましたが、知識も乏しく考えもまとまらずめちゃくちゃな英語だったと思う。)
B: Commercial?

Commers.
B: Oh, Ok.

And people who do agriculture.(farmersすら出てこず)
B: Uh-hah. How about "Ninja"?

"Ninja"!?
B: Yes. What is the difference between "Samurai" and "Ninja"? What is "Ninja"?

"Ninja" is special group of people who are specializing in martial arts and have special army called "shuriken"...
B: Yes, yes, it's like ---(手裏剣のジェスチャーをする)

そうそう、それですという感じでうなずく。
B: I visited a "Ninja house" in Matsumoto, in Nara. And ---(忍者ハウスの説明をしていた。家の中から脱出する道を探すんだけど、机の下にあるの!!などなど…)

Oh, Really. I think it is a kind of attraction.
B: Yes, right.

I know foreign people love "Ninja", but it's very special people and it is not so popular to Japanese people.
B: Oh, I see. Is there "Ninja" even now? No, I think no...

Oh, yes.
B: Oh, yes!?(興奮気味に。)

Yes, a "Ninja" still is. I read in the newspaper. And many people, Japanese people and foreign people go to his house and learn how to become "Ninja".
B: Wow, that's very interesting, I didn't know that. OK. Next question. How many times do Japanese take hot bubbling? (何と言ったか覚えていないが温泉を指していた)

Hot...?
B: Hot spring. How many times do they take?

You mean, how many times a day?
B: No, how many times.

A year?
B: Well, yes.

Oh, OK. Um...It depends. People who like hot spring take 5th(間違えた) to 10 times a year. But I like hot spring so-so...and I take once a year. And I'm a student. Hotels are very expensive, so...
B: Oh, OK, you have a different situation.

Yes.
B: OK. Why do they go to hot springs so much?

Because Japan has many active volcanos and many hot springs. And hot spring has very old history, so it's very popular to us.
B: Uh-hah.

Also it has medical effect.
B: Medical effect?

Yes, if you have a stiff neck, hot spring is good for your stiff neck.
B: Wow, how do you know that I have a stiff neck!? I ---(肩こりがひどくてまともに歩けないくらいよと言って大げさに愉快にジェスチャーをしてくれた)

Well, you should go.
B: Yes! I have to go!! So...it's finished. Thank you very much.

All right. Thank you very much.
B: Bye bye.

Bye. Thank you.(立っておじぎ。荷物をまとめ、出るときも二人におじぎ)

 

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