受験者(57):女性

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Hello.

(鞄と傘を右の椅子に置き、左の椅子に座りながら笑顔で)

A,B: Hello.

B: Please tell us your name.

My name is ...

B: Where do you live?

I live in Omori in Ota-ward.

A: Why are massage or aroma therapy so popular in Japan?

That's because Japanese are basically hard working and they work long hours in a day. So, they are under stress and they need massage for relaxation.

A: But why massage? Japan has many other traditional ways to relax such as hot springs.

Because it's easier. I can see lots of "quick massage" that offer 10 to 15 minute massage. Workers can take the service after work or even during the work, they can go out from the office and take the service.

A: Have you ever had a massage? Would you recommend?

Yes, I have stiff shoulders, so...

(手を肩に置き、肩凝りのジェスチャーをする。AとCの試験管が笑ってくれた。)

A: I might need a massge after this interview.

(肩をぐるぐる回しながら言った。私が最後の受験者だったらしく、お疲れのご様子だった。)

A: Let's move on to the next question. Do you know David Beckam?

David Beckam? The soccer player?

A: Yes. Why is he so popular in Japan?

Because he is hamdsome.

A: There are many other handsome soccer players.

He is like charisma. I have heard that he started to play soccer when he was 3 years old. And he could kick a ball for a long distance when he was 3 years old.

(テレビでベッカムの特集をやっていたのを思い出しながら話したが、チームで一番遠くにボールを蹴リ、パスができるようになったのは、確か10才くらいになってからの話だと、後で気が着いた。嘘をついてしまった。)

A: Oh, I didn't know that.

And he can play well in a game, so...

A: So are you a fan of Beckam?

Not really. I am not too familiar with soccor.

A: Ok, let's change the subject. Please tell me about tanabata.

Tanabata is the Star Festival whidh is held on July 7th. It is from a legend and ... ah ... the couples ...

(牽牛と織女がどうしても出てこなかったので、あきらめた。)

A couple is separated by a river called the Mily Way, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the 7th of July.

A: So is it like a romantic festival?

Yes, it is like a romantic love story.

A: Is it similer to Valentine's day in the West?

Not really. We usually display bamboo and decorate the bamboo with origami paper. And we write our wish on the origami paper and display it on the bamboo.

(願いごとを書くのは折り紙ではなくて短冊だと、帰りの電車の中で気が着いた。)

A: Did you do that in July?

Yes.

A: Did your wish come true?

Net yet.

A: Not yet?

My wish was to pass this exam.

(試験管3人とも笑ってくれた。)

A: All right. Thank you for coming today.

You are welcome. Thank you very much.

(自分でも驚く程落ち着いて、笑顔で対応できた。5分の面接が1分程度に感じられた。小泉首相や北朝鮮などの時事問題の質問が全然なかったので、少し拍子抜けした感じだった。)

 

 
 
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