受験者(68):女性

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Hello.

A, B : Hello.

B : Please put your bag on the chair and have a seat.

Thank you.

B : Please tell us your name and where you are from.

My name is .... I'm from Yokohama.

A : Now I am going to ask you some questions.

Yes.

A : (日本人は海外の映画を見るとき、どうして吹き替えではなく字幕を好むのでしょう?例えば私は母国でフランス映画を見るときは、必ず英語の吹き替えでみます。吹き替えのほうが見るのに楽ではありませんか?という趣旨の質問)

Japanese people are used to watching foreign movies with subtitles.

(その後が続かず、少し沈黙してしまい、焦る)

I think people prefer subtitles because they can enjoy the original
atmosphere of the movies by listening to the English spoken in the
movies.

(AとBがうなずく)

A : Now please tell me about "bon-odori".

Yes. "Bonodori" is a kind of dance which is performed during the "Bon"
vacation to entertain the spirits of the dead. "Bon" is usually held
from August 13 to 15. During this time, people enjoy "bonodori" and
also have snacks at night stalls.

(何の反応もなく次の質問へ)

A : (質問は再現できないが、若者の犯罪が増えていることについてどう思うか、という趣旨だったと思う)

Yes, it is very sad that recently there have been many cases where
young people even killed their family members.

( 自分の答えが質問されたことと合っているか相手の反応を見る余裕もなく、早口で以下のとおりに突っ走ってしまう)

Because many parents work outside the home recently, children tend to
be alone at home. I think they lack in communication. If family
members communicate more with each other, I think the crime rate will
decrease.

(AとBがうなずいてくれたが、文法ミスが多かったことと早口でしゃべったことを後悔)

A : Could you tell me about the small decoration attached to the front of
a car?

(私が理解していないと分かって、車につけるしめ飾りを詳しくdescribeしてくれた)

Oh, yes. That is originally from the "shime-kazari" which is placed
over the entrance of houses during the New Year holidays.

A : What is it for?

It is a decoration for the New Year.

A : So it has the meaning of decoration.

(他の回答を期待しているように言われたので、あわてて以下を付け加えた) 

I think it has the meaning of purification too, at the beginning of the
year.

(回答に自信はなかったが、さっきよりは納得してくれた感じだった。ここですでに4つ聞かれたので、もう終わりだろうと思ってしまった。その雰囲気を察
して向こうがあわてて、もう一つだけ聞かせて、とすまなそうに質問してきた)

A : When I go to restaurants or shops, I often see salt placed on a
small plate at the entrance. What is it for?

Traditionally, Japanese people put salt in order to purify various
places. Also, when someone goes to a funeral and comes home, usually
the family members will sprinkle salt over him or her in order to
purify the person.

(質問が盛り塩なのに、葬式の話をだしてしまい、しまった、と思った。Aがまだ納得いかない様子なので、何か一言追加して締めなくては、と思う)

Salt has the power to drive away evil spirits.

(A、Bともに納得した様子)

A : That's all. Thank you for coming.

Thank you.


 
 
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