受験者( 90 ):男性
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B:受験は立っていただいても座っていただいても結構です。(日本語)
座らせていただきました。
A:I’m going to ask you several questions.

Yes, please.
A: May I have your name and where do you live?

My name is ……. I live in .......... City, .......... Pref.
A: OK. 日本はhot springが地理的に多いですが、何故でしょうか?(日本語ではこのような意味で言っていたと思います。)

Hot spring? (なぜかどうしても温泉のことがわからなくなってしまい、暑い春?という意味で聞き返してしまいました。)
A:Yes.

(暑い春が多いとはどういうことを聞きたいのかと考えたのですが、そういえば最近は春でも暑い日があるなと思い) I think it’s partly because of global warming. Industrial and exhaust gas causes it. 他にも何か付け足したのですが、はっきり覚えていません。
A: 無言
A:What is the last shogun?

He is the 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
A: Was he a weak shogun?

Yes, I think so. He gave up governing Japanese country. His government was conquered by new political movement.
A: Who do you think of powerful shogun?

I think the 1st shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and the 3rd shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu were powerful.
A: I would like to go to Tokyo from Osaka. What would be the best choice?

I think Shinkansen, or bullet train is best. If you take a seat on the left side, you could see the Mt. Fuji.
A: Oh, is that so? How long does it take?

It takes about two hours and twenty minutes by the fastest one.
A: How many years have passed since Shinkansen was operated?
(こんな感じだったかと思います)
I think this year is 50th anniversary. (自分でもどうして50周年と言ったのか不明です。)
A: 50 years?
Well, Shinkansen started in the year of the Tokyo Olympics, so in 1967 or 1964? (頭が働かなくなりました)
A: Well, how often do Japanese people take a bus(本当はbathです)?
(これもバスと勘違いして)
Regarding commuting, many people take a bus and I also take a bus to the nearest station everyday.
A: 無言
A: What would you be as a tour guide?
(正確ではありませんが、こんな質問だったと思います)
Tour guide should have the following points. First, it is hospitality. There is a saying from the Bible. It says there is more happiness in giving than in receiving. I always conduct everything based on this saying. Second, sincerity. Tour guides are representative of Japan in a sense so they should be careful not to spoil the image of Japan. And humor with smiling at any time.
A.( 頷く)How long would you work as a tour guide?
Well, until my death.
A: Oh!?

As long as my physical strength lasts.
A. (日本語にすると紅葉がきれいですねとかいう意味だったと思いますが、言われた後、葉っぱを3種類出されてこれは何ですかと聞く。)
Mapleとgingkoは答えましたが、もう一枚はわかりませんでした。
A: OK. That’s all. Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
と言って退室しました。
(自分でもなんだか分からないほど緊張してしまい、振り返ると笑い話のようでした。来年またがんばります。)

 

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