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Good morning.
(大きな声で言えたと思う。)

B : Good morning. Please take a seat.

Thank you.
(荷物を横に置き、着席。)

B : Than you for coming.

You're welcome.

B : Can I have your name please?

My name is ...

B : Where do you live?

I live in Yokohama City, in Kanagawa Prefecture.

A : So thank you for coming. I will now ask you about some topics.

Yes, OK.

A : Why do Japanese live a long life?

I think Japanese have nutritious food like vegetarian meals, and we have a good medical system. I think that's why Japanese live a long life.
(ちょっと変だったかな?)

A : But how about stress? Do office workers feel more stressed from their work?

Yes, that's true. Office workers fell more stressed because of the recession. The Japanese economy has been under severe conditions for the past ten years, and the number of employees are decreasing. So they feel more stressed.

A : So on one hand they have nutritious food and good medical systems, but on the other hand they feel more stressed. What do you think about this?

I think it should be OK for elderly people. They have already retired.
They can get good medical treatment and nutritious food. But as for office workers, they might suffer stress ...
(少しつかえる。)

stress-related diseases. So we might have a big problem in the near future.

A : OK, I will change the topic. What do you think about the increase in the use of electronic dictionaries?

I think it is useful because we can check words quickly. But the problem is that when the battery is ...
(試験官Aは笑う。)

A : All right. Now the next topic and the final question. How would you explain igo to foreign visitors?

Yes, igo is a game of strategy played between two people. Black and white stones are placed on a board in an attempt to capture the opponent's stones by surrounding them. The game ends when the board is filled with stones, or the possibilities of gaining territory are exhausted.
(ほとんど「300選」のまま答えた。)

A : Is igo similar to shogi?
(将棋との比較はちょっと予想していなかったので、少し戸惑うが ...)

No, I don't think so. It looks similar to shogi, but more pieces of stones are used. I'm afraid I don't know the exact rules, but I think it is different.

A : Have you ever played igo?

No, I'm afraid not. But my father-in-law plays it a lot.
(ちょうど先々週、義父と旅行に行った時に囲碁の話が出て、昇段試験のことを教えてもらってことを思い出した。)

And also there is a grading test in igo.

A : Oh, really?
(試験官Aは興味ありげに言う。)

Yes, many people try to get a certificate of their grading in the test.

A : So there are some grand-masters in igo, aren't there?

Yes, I think so.
(微笑む。)

A : Is it originally from China?

Yes, I think it is originally from China.

A : OK. Well, thank you very much for coming, and this is the end.

Thank you very much. I was nice talking to you.

A : Thank you very much.
(荷物を持って出がけにもう一度振り向いて"thank you very much"と言ってお辞儀をし、退出する。)

(つまったり沈黙することは何とか避けられたが、アイコンタクトも努めてとるようにはできたと思う。全体的に雰囲気は和やかではあったが、内容や文法は果たしてきちんとできていたか、今一つ不安。囲碁は、外国人講師との模擬面接授業で一度出ていたので、「ラッキー!」と思ったが、将棋との違いについては説明が不明確だったかと思う。)


 
 
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