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Good morning.

A, B : Good morning.

A : Please take a seat.

Thank you.

A : Could you tell us your name?

Yes, my name is ...

A : Where did you come from?

I came from Tokyo, Shinkoiwa. Do you know Shinkoiwa?

Yes, it's on the east side of Tokyo.

A, B, C : Yes.
(試験官は皆うなづく。)

A : Now, I'll ask you some questions.

Yes.

A : Why do Japanese people clap their hands at ceremonies or at the end of parties?

You mean why Japanese people shake their hands at parties?
(少し聞き取りづらいので、確認した。)

A : No, why do ...
(試験官Aは質問を繰り返した。)

Japanese people clap their hands to applaud or praise something. For example, Japanese people would listen to a guest speaker, and then clap their hands. This is to praise the speaker.

A : Yes, but why do Japanese clap their hands at a funeral or at a reception?
(今考えると、試験官Aは三本締めのことを言っていたのかも知れない。ちょっと納得していないようだった。ここで試験官Bが"clap
hands"と言って手をたたく真似をしてくれた。)

A : OK, let me ask you another question.

Yes.

A : What do you think about the walking exercises popular among elderly people?

Do you mean like, climbing a mountain?
(質問の意味を間違って解釈していないか、確認した。)

A : That's one example.

I think that's a good trend because elderly people tend to stay at home and do nothing. Also, walking is good exercise. So I think it's good.
(試験官AとBを見ながら話した。)

(試験官AがBを見て、質問がないかと聞く。)

B : Could you tell me what "kaiten-zushi" is?

Yes, "kaiten-zushi" literally means "circulating sushi". Plates of sushi are put on a conveyor belt encircling a service ... serving bar.
The customers select what they want. The prices are usually lower than at sushi bars.

A : OK, thank you. Take care, the typhoon is coming.

OK, thank you. Have a nice day!

A : You too.

 
 
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