受験者( 13 ):男性

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試験官

<試験官A>

40代の日本人女性。流暢な英語を話されており、通訳経験有りと予想。終始あまり笑顔を見せてくれませんでした。

<試験官B>

30歳前後の白人男性。訛りはあまりなく、アメリカ人と思われます。あまり表情を変えない方でした。

質疑応答

試験室の外で座って待機していると、中から「........さん」と呼ばれたので中に入った。

Hi!(あまり笑顔ではなかった)

Hi!

Hello ! Nice to meet you !

Please put your bag on the chair.

Oh, I see. Thank you.

Please tell me your full name and where you came from.

My name is ......... I live in ........ city.

Which part of ........ are you living ?

I live in T......., south area of ........ city. But I was born in north area of ........ city. (無意識にT....... City と言ってしまったような気がします。)

How long have you lived in ........?

I have lived in ........ for almost 20 years.

Now I will ask you a few questions. O.K. ?

I see. (緊張し出すが、もうどうにでもなれ! という感じ)

If your friend in your age comes to Osaka from foreign country, where would you recommend him to visit?

I see. Well there are several places to see in Osaka, but first of all, I want to show him Osaka Castle. Osaka castle was established by......... Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who was a famous Daimyo, a feudal lord and once ruled over Japan. In Osaka Castle, we can see the beautiful scenery at the park around the castle, and there is also a museum inside the castle. Therefore, we can see traditional remaining such as .....kimono and armors (自分の服を指してジェスチャーを交える). Therefore, I think Osaka castle is a good place to show my friend the lo........(long 〜 と言いたかったがその後に続く文が浮かばなかったのでやっぱり止める)history of Japan.

O.K. Next question. Could you tell me why samurai warriors had two swords ?

Well(何故だろ?適当に思い浮かんだ事を言うしかない), one of the reason why samurai warriors had two swords is that samurai warriors used long sword and short sword. And samurai used one of the swords according to the distance against the opponent. If the opponent stands far away, samurai could use the long sword. If the opponent is very near from samurai, it is better for him to use the shorter sword because he could attack the opponent quicker.(後で考えてみると、相手が左右どちらにいるかで刀を使い分けていたのかも?)

O.K. (メモ用紙に何かを書いていた)

Now, we want to ask you the last question. You and tourists are on a tour program now. And one of the tourist lost his camera on the train. He is sure that he lost it on the train. What will you do ?

Well(電鉄会社に電話するしかないのでは?), first of all, I call the train station and check if the lost camera is already found there. If not, I will also call police box, police station. (他に何も考えが浮かばない)

Then, there is a call from the train station telling that they finally found the camera ! But you are on the tour program and you are about to go to another city. What will you do ?

I see. In that case, I will not stop the tour program(この時初めて日本人面接官がウンウンと笑顔になった!). But I will let the tourist know that we found it and give it to him as soon as we return to the hotel.

But we are not going back to the hotel anymore. What will you do (笑顔はもう一切ない)?

I will ask the his travel agency to send the camera by airmail to his home later.

What if we couldn't find the camera ( 意外に執ように質問してくる) ?

In that case, I cannot but ask him to ....(touristさん、ごめんなさい)...give up about the camera. It was his responsibility, so I have to ask him to use his insurance policy for reimbursement.

....... (しばらく沈黙)O.K. Time is up. Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you very much for taking time for me !! Thank you !

受験の感想

待合室で待っている間に他の受験者達を見ていると、あまり緊張している様子がなかったように見えました。僕は緊張し過ぎてずっと心臓がドキドキしていました。面接官の二人ともあまり笑顔を見せてくれず、冷ややかな態度が少し見られました。自分のスピーチを思い出すと、恥ずかしいくらい文法がおかしかったり、何度も口を噛みました。また、自分の返答はあまり高度な表現がなく一切なく色んな意味で自分の勉強不足がはっきりとしました。今回初めてこの試験を受験し当面接を受けましたが、予想していたほど難しい問題ではないと思います。堂々と、相手を目を見て話し、文法などは多少間違ってもいいのではきはき話せばいいのではないでしょうか?出題内容については振り返ると、今回の試験問題は昨年までの試験問題と比べるとそんなに難しい問題ではなかったと思います。印象に残ったのは、昨年までは日本についての説明を求められる問題が多い傾向があったのに対し、今年の試験は緊急時の対応や、何も知らない外国人が日本に来た時の対応等の、「アドリブの力」をどの程度英語で即答できるかを試された感じがしました。ですから、参考書を丸暗記してばかりの受験生達は慌てたのではないでしょうか?合格であれ不合格であれ、この試験に向けて勉強したことは自分のためになったのでいい経験になりました。

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