受験者( 11 ):男性

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試験官

<試験官A>

30歳代位太めのメガネをかけたファニーな女性。終始友好的。緊張を解こうと伸びをして肩をまわすように言ってくれた。

<試験官B>

50代前後の日本人女性。ベテランのガイドっぽい。入室の指示もこの女性が行う。

質疑応答

Please come in the room. Put off your baggage here and sit down.

Good afternoon!(できる限りの笑顔で頑張ったが・・)

Hi! Nice to meet you!

How are you?

Fine!(緊張で一言しか言えない)

Are you nervous?(どうやら笑顔が引きつっていた様だ)

Oh! A little bit.

Take a deep breath!(手を伸ばして深呼吸のジェスチャー)

(私も同じ様に手を伸ばして深呼吸。本心から笑顔になった)

Please tell me your name.

My name is .........

Where do you live?

I live in ........ prefecture.

........?

Yes.(言い忘れて苦笑。緊張からか)

How did you come here?

I took a bullet train and used the subway.

OK. There are a lot of famous land scape gardens in Japan. Do you recommend somewhere?

I will recommend Tenryuji temple. It has a beautiful dry land scape garden. I am sure you will like it.(後楽園とか言えば良かったと少し後悔。)

Do you like it?

Yes.(勢いで押し切る)

I know the rend and white curtain in some occasions. On the other hand, I saw a black and white curtain. What is the purpose of each other?

(え?!という想像だにしなかった質問!) The red and white curtain is used for ceremonial occasions, such as festivals. The black and white one is used for funerals.(身振りを入れながら相手に訴えかけた)

Good!(ふむふむとうなずく。なんかいい感じか)

These days, I think the economy is not good. Do you agree and why?

Yes! Many graduated students can't get jobs in these days. In addition, many people are suffering from poverty.(英検1級の2次の内容によく似ているのでなんてことはなかった)

Do you have any measures to cope with this situation?

Oh, it is a difficult question(お・・思ったことがうまく言葉にまとまらず苦戦)...The government should give opportunities for those who don't have jobs with job training.(まとまらず恥ずかしい受け答えに)

Your English is very good. Where did you learn it?

(社交辞令かなんだか予想外の質問に唖然。苦笑) I studied by myself using corresponding class. In addition, I took a conversation class in my company.(矛盾に後できづく)

Why do you want to be a tour guide?

(待っているときに外に漏れてきた質問だ。ハロー的中) I am interested in cultural exchange. I would like to tell about Japan to foreigners. I also would like to know about other cultures. In the grass root level, if many people get involved mutual understanding, people can understand each other in the world. (最後の1文に訳のわからないことを言ってAにぽかんと口を開けられる)

(A,B両者顔を見合わせ笑顔で) OK! Your English is good! Enjoy Kyoto after this examination.

(合格させてくれたの?と感じる。単に口がうまいだけ?この程度の会話で合格させていいものだろうか)

Thank you very much! 有難うございました。

Have a nice day!

Thank you!

受験の感想

英検1級のやられるかやるかといった殺伐とした試験とは異なり、終始なごやかな雰囲気でした。瞬時に思ったことを口に出して表現するのはやはり難しいです。英語を褒めて頂けたのは半身半疑です。というかこの程度で合格させて本当にいいのかという気持ちです。単に前の受験生がひどかったのか。深呼吸を促してくれたのは本当に助かりました。

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