受験者( 52 ):男性

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試験官

<試験官A>

50歳代前後の欧米系女性であり、アメリカ人かイギリス人かは不明。終始にこやかであり、リラックスした雰囲気で会話することができました。

<試験官B>

40歳代の欧米系男性であり、母国は不明。質問はなく、終始無言でした。

質疑応答

(ノックをして入室する。縦長の部屋で、奥にネイティブの男女がいることに気づく。おおっ、二人ともネイティブ!手前のソファーにかばんを置くために切り出す。)
May I place my bag here?

Sure!(フレンドリーな感じ!)

5,6歩奥に進んで、椅子の横に立つ。

Sit down please. My name is ........ , and may I have your name, please?

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

Please tell me about you?(なんとアバウトな質問!)

I work for ........ company and in my business, I have some opportunities to have dinner with foreign guests every year. At most of the time, they ask me about Japanese culture and history, and I ask them about their culture and history. So I have become interested in cultural exchange, and finally I decided I want to be a tour guide.

Oh, I see. Now I ask you some questions. What effect does global warming have on Japan?(のような感じ。)

(しかし、global warmingが聞き取れなかったので、早速、聞き直してしまう。)
Could you please rephrase your question?

Sure! How does global warming affect Japan?(のような感じではあったが、もう少し長い文章だったと思う)

(global warmingを聞き取ったので、とりあえず答えられるという気持ちで一杯になった。)Global warming is serious problem in Japan. Due to this, we try to save energy and many companies develop eco-products such as solar power system and fuel cell device.

I want to know whether Japan is affected by global warming or not.

(おおっ、しまった。質問をしっかり聞いていなかった。それで、つかさず言ってしまった。) At present, there is no affect in Japan.(この答えはマズイと気づき、付け加えた。) But, some influences would be on Japan in the near future. As you know, Japan consists of four major islands and is surrounded by the sea, so we eat a lot of fish. However, due to the global warming, water temperature increases day by day, resulting in the death of fish.

Oh, I understand. Next question relates to a history. Could you tell me the Meiji Restoration?

Before the Meiji Restoration, the feudal government of Tokugawa shogunate ruled over the nation and took the policy of isolation. But at that time, some powerful feudal lords including Satsuma and Choshu requested the Tokugawa shogunate to return the political power to the emperor. Then, the Tokugawa shogunate returned the power to the emperor to establish the new Meiji government. The new Meiji government encouraged to introduce the Western cultures and systems to catch up with the Western countries. That’s the Meiji Restoration.

I see. How do you think about TV programs?

There are many TV programs in Japan including news, variety shows and sports. But, we carefully choose good information from bad information.

What is bad information?

Bad information includes violence .....

I see. How about the Internet?

I think the Internet is in the same situation as the TV programs and it provides a lot of information including good information and bad information. The Internet is mainly used among young people and they easily access the bad information such as violence related matter through the Internet. So I think some limitations are needed for young people.

I understand. O.K., that’s the end. Have a good day!

(二人の顔を見ながら) Thank you very much!
(退出の際に、再度) Thank you very much!

受験の感想

試験官は、常にニコニコしておられましたが、最初の地球温暖化の質問で、いきなり聞き直し、続いて、答えがストレートでなかったので、その分の心証はあまりよくなかったと思います。その後は、やや落ち着きを取り戻しましたが、それでも、かなりあせっており、実際には上記のレポートよりも文法などは、かなりあやしかったと思います。

ハローの講師、授業内容、教材、その他(メルマガ、ホームページ)についての感想

ハローで習ったことだけをして、ここまできました。2次試験の結果は???ですが、非常に効率のよい勉強をさせて頂き、感謝しております。ありがとうございました。

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