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A: Please take a seat.

Thank you.

(座る)

A: Thank you for coming here.

You’re welcome.

B: May I ask your name?

My name is ….

(試験官Aを見て言ったが、Bを見るべきと視線を移す。)

B: Where do you live?

I live in Chiba City. Chiba is a prefecture.

(微笑みながら、ここまでは完璧)

A: Now I will ask you some questions.

Yes.

A: Why do some Japanese people hide their thumb when they see a funeral car?

It’s a superstition.

(もういきなりダメ。)

We hide our thumbs in our hands to avoid unlucky things. A funeral car is a bad omen, so we don’t want to be affected by it.

A: OK. What do you think about the consumption tax?

May I have the question again?

A:(もう一度繰り返してくれた。今度はややゆっくりっだったので、消費税のことだと分かった)

I heard news that the government is planning to raise the consumption tax. I think it will be necessary in the future, but not now. The government should take time to think about it, and if it is considered necessary, I think we’ll have to accept it.

A: What do you think about Japanese celebrating Western events such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day?

As matter of the fact, I’m a Christian, so I observe such celebration for myself.

(celebrationにsをつけてなかった。)

And for me, it is good fun to celebrate those events. But I think many Japanese people celebrate such occasions just for commercial … and they just want to have fun.

(Celebration なんて単語を使うこともおかしいと思ったし、こうして書いてみるとずっと単数で使っていた。for commercial などという表現もおかしく、その後になにかふさわしいことばをつなげたかったのだが出てこなかった。)

A: What is genkan?

Genkan is a hallway at the entrance to a Japanese house. It is where we usually take off our shoes before entering a house.

(試験官A はじっとこちらをにらむように見ているが、BとCはとてもニコニコ応援の視線をくれる。)

A: Why do Japanese take off their shoes inside the house?

This is because Japanese people want to keep their house clean.

(ということを繰り返しくどくど言ってしまった。それはダメと模擬面接で習ったのに。)

A: What do you think about the increasing number of people who aren’t paying their NHK viewer fees?

I think NHK’s scandal gives them a reason for not paying.

(ほほう、というような顔で試験官Aがこちらを見る。これで終りにするが、NHKは姿勢を正せと言えばよかった。)

But not all employees of NHK are bad. It doesn’t mean NHK does not make good programs, so I think people should still pay.

(試験官CがAに向かって5分経過したことを知らせた。)

A: All right, one more question. What’s hachimaki?

Hachimaki is a belt made of cloth which we usually wear on our heads like this.

(手ではちまきを巻くポーズを取る)

It symbolizes determination and we often wear it on sports day at school to show our determination to win. Some students preparing for examinations also wear it.

A: OK. That’s it. Thank you.

You’re welcome and thank you for the test.

(部屋を出ました。あまりのダメさに倒れそうでした。模擬面接や2次直前で習ったことを全て生かせず、情けなさでいっぱいです。来年又頑張りたいです。ご指導ありがとうございました。)


 
 
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