受験者(37):女性

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B:Hello.

(にこにこしていた)

Hello.

(緊張してくちびるが乾くのがわかり、ひきつって微笑んだ)

B:Please put your bag and overcoat on the chair over there, and be seated.

Thank you.

B:Please tell us your name and where you live.

My name is .... I live in Kasukabe City, in the eastern part of Saitama Prefecture.

A:Thank you. Now I'm going to ask you a question about Japanese.

Yes.

A:Why do Japanese give money on certain occasions such as weddings,
funerals, and on New Year's Day?

(Weddings だけに焦点を当ててしまって)

It's a Japanese custom to give some money on weddings. A newly-wed couple needs a lot of money to start a new life and to get their home fixed, and well-furnished.

(説明が足りなかったせいか)

A:I mean on weddings, funerals, and the celebration of 7-year-olds,
5-year-olds, and 3-year-olds, and so on?

Giving some money is a token of celebration. Giving some money which ...

(文にならないと思って次のように言い換えた)

Giving some money is kind of expression of condolence for the bereaved family. There are some room for the receiver to spend the money in their own way.

(面接を終えて退室した後、There is である事に気がついた。)

A:The next question is about Japanese culture. Please explain to me what "undo-kai" is.

It's a school event held in elementary schools, junior high schools,
and high schools. It develops the students both mentally and in physically.

A:Is it an all-day event?

(説明が不十分だったようで発言を促してくれた質問だった)

Yes, there are many kinds of races, such as the 100-meter, obstacle race, and centipede race.

A:How is the winner decided? Do they compete among classes?

It depends on the school's way of holding the event. Some schools divide a grade of students into some teams and the teams compete among them. The team which gains the most points wins.

A:Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.




 
 
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