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A: Hello.

Good morning.

A: Please sit down.

May I put my luggage here.

Sure, …. Please sit down.

Thank you.

B: Please tell us your name.

My name is …..

A: And where do you live?

I live in Shizuoka, Shizuoka prefecture.

A: Oh, Shizuoka?? Thank you for coming all the way from Shizuoka.

Thank you!(Your welcomeというべきか迷ったが)

A: OK. I'm going to ask you some questions about Japan. What's the most famous festival in Japan?

The most famous festival in Japan is New Year. During the festival, people visit shrines and temples ,and drink special sake called "Toso" ,and eat special soup called "Zoni" containing rice cakes and vegetables.(andが多すぎたし、もっとひどい英語だったはず)

A: What's "Toso"?

"Toso" is a kind of Japanese sake, fermented alcohol beverage, flavored with herbs.(herbの撥音が悪かったらしく、しばらくしてからうなづいていた。)It is believed to have the power to drive away evil spirits and encourage happiness for the year.(とその説明も間違うし、肝心なsweetを言い忘れる。)

A: OK. Thank you. Next question. This year the weather in Japan was not good.

Oh, yes!(質問は終っていないし、Noと言うべきだった…)It awful this year. More typhoons strike … struck(言い直す)Japan than we had expected. We had… It caused a lot of damage. Especially, Aomori prefecture, which is very famous for apples, was seriously damaged. I think that the price of apple will be higher than usual.

A: I see. OK. Please explain what "Donburimono" is.

"Donburimono" is a dish of deep bowl with rice. On top of rice, "Tempura", chicken and egg and what else … , oh "Kabayaki" eels are …

A: What's "Kabayaki"?

"Kabayaki" is a broiled eel. Before we broil the eel, we put the eel into a special sauce consisting of sugar and soy sauce. After broiling it, we usually put it on hot rice. OK, so "Tempura", chicken and egg, and "Kabayaki" eel are put on hot rice. We call that "Donburimono".

A: Sounds delicious.

It is.(みんな微笑む)

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

Thank you. ありがとうございました。

(ドアを開けるのに苦労していると、Cの人が「強く押して下さ?い」。「あ、すいません」もう一度 "Thank you" と言って去る)

 
 
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