受験者( 80 ):男性
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Good afternoon.
B:Good afternoon.荷物を机の上においてください(と英語で言う)
B:Please have a seat. How are you today?
”I’m fine, thank you, today”
B:May I have your name?
My name is ....
B:Where do you live?
I live in .... city in .... prefecture.
B:Ah, you came (from) .... city today?
Yes, I do.
B:Thank you for coming.
「来てくれてありがとう」に対し何と言っていいかわからず、作り笑い。A、A、B微笑む
A:Is this the nearest place, don’t you think ・・・?
Yes, this is my first・・・
(○○から....は近いかというようなことをきいたにもかかわらず、nearestをfirstときき間違えてしまった)
A:Ah, nearest for people living ....?
Not… not so close…, not, not so far. I take a… take Shinkansen line.
A:Better than in ....(微笑みながら)
Yes, better.
A:I hear there are several different ways to write Japanese. What are they?
(300選の漢字、ひらがな、カタカナのことだ、と思った。)
Ah… Japanese language has three different type of characters; ah, kanji characters, hiragana and katakana characters. Kanji characters are… ah, Chinese characters. Ah… Chinese characters were introduced in Japan in, ah, 5th century in Japan. And hiragana and katakana characters are… were made of ah…these… Chinese characters… Heian period, which was …ah… which was ah… the 10th century. Kanji characters have ah, a concept or meaning. Ah… we…eh… we write Japanese language in combination with ah kanji characters, hiragana characters and kanji characters…ah… katakana characters. Katakana characters are used to write…express ah foreign languages.
(後の質問についてもそうだが、こちらの答えがいくら長くなろうとも、途中でさえぎろうとすることはなく、いくらでも待ってくれそうな感じだった。にもかかわらず、ひらがなの説明が不十分だった。)
A:…Chinese character has a meaning…
That’s right.
A:Please tell what your name represent.
My first name?
A:Yes.
My first name is .... .... ah means ah this character means ah ..... .... means ..... …often used for … to express male’s name.
A:What’s the difference between Shintoism and Buddhism?
(1次の過去問で寺と神社の違いが出題されたことがあり復習していた。)
Ok…I see. Shi, Shintoism, Shinto is the native religion in Japan. It has no eh scriptures ah… ah unlike ah Muslim and Christianity. And ah Shinto is ah… shi… ah… Shinto is worshiped at ah Shinto shrines. …Shinto has a lot of gods and goddesses. On the other hand, Buddhism ah was ah was founded by ah ゴータマ・シッダータ(と発音した), Indian saint. And it has ah scri… scripture. And ah Buddhism is worshiped at Buddhist temples.
(仏教は悟りを開くことが目標である、を含めるべきだった)
A:During New Year’s vacation, do you go to places like Shinto shrines and temples?
(去年の2次試験で、どんなときに神社や寺へ行くのかという質問が出されており、対策していた)
Yes, I do. A lot of people ah visit Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples during New Year holiday. Ah… people pray for their happiness, good luck, and business prosp… business prosperity for the year. This is called hatsumode, the first visit to Shinto shrines.
A:How did Japan modernize after the Meiji Restoration?
Japan …ah… mo, modernized ah by introducing Western culture and industry into Japan. … Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan conducted National Seclusion Policy in order to block ah Western culture and foreign industry. … After the Meiji Restoration, Japan began to introduce Western culture and foreign industry.
A:What fish can you catch in the sea around Japan?
思いがけない質問だったので、”Around Japan?”とききなおして時間稼ぎ。
Ah… a lot of bonito and abalone or プラウンズ(と発音していた) can be catched (caughtのまちがい) in the sea around Japan.
A:Japanese eat a lot of fish?
Yes. Fish is main, staple Japanese food for Japan… Japanese food… Japanese people. So we eat a lot of fish.
A:Staple food in Japan is rice.
Ah…(2人の試験官笑う)…I have to say fish is one of, one of the main dish.
A:Recently many people skip breakfast and eating habit has quite changed.・・・
Ah, I think that the…people… some of Japanese people skip break… breakfast because ah especially in the morning, they eh do not have enough time to eat breakfast. So they skip breakfast. I don’t think… I don’ think it’s a good habit.
A:Do you have three meals all the day?
Yes. I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
A:Very good.お疲れさまでした。
入室から退室まで8分。
2人の試験官は始終にこやかで、特に試験官Bは、私が一生懸命に答えている間もずっと微笑みながら、うんうんとうなずいていた。
まさか1次に受かるとは思わなかったので、ほとんど準備していなかった。緊張をどのように乗り越えて覚えたことを出し切るか、がポイントだと思った。実際catchの過去分詞をcatchedと言ってしまった。
全体的にスムーズな受け答えができず、アーとかエーが目立ってしまった。また含めるべき情報も少なすぎた。
すでにホームページに掲載されている他の受験者のレポートを見てみて、私は割と簡単な質問が出されたように思う。「チャンス問題」であったにもかかわらず、回答が不十分であったことが非常に悔やまれる。

 

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