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A,B: Good afternoon.

Good afternoon.

B: Please sit down.

B: Please tell us your name.

My name is ….

Where did you come from?

I came from A in B city.

B: Where is it?

It’s west of Tokyo.

B: Were you born there?

No. I was born and grew up in Saitama prefecture.

A: Is that different place from Tokyo?

Yes.(返答が短すぎたか…)

A: How long did it take to get here?

It took me an hour and half.

A: Oh, quite long. It must’ve been hard to get here.

No, not that long. Just one train ride.

A: Yeah. Japanese trains are so punctual. Why are Japanese trains so punctual?

Well, Japanese are very busy people. They work under fixed schedule.
(他の理由が思い浮かばず短い返答になってしまった。納得していたみたいだが…

A: Are you punctual?

Yes, I’m punctual. I got here three hours ago.
(Yesの時もNoの時もあるので一瞬とまどったが、Yesと答えて良かった。ガイドは時間厳守でなければならないから。本当に3時間前に着いていたのでそう答えたがインパクトはあったと思う。)

A: Have you ever visited foreign country?

Yes, I’ve been to Australia for one year.

A: Australian have accent, don’t they? How was it?

Yeah. For the first couple of months, I didn’t like Australian accent, but as I stayed longer I started to like it.

At the time I left Australia, I really liked it.

A: How about Japan? Are there any accents in Japan?

Yes. There are many accents.

A: Why are there so many accents in Japan?

Well, Japan is a mountainous country, so mountains separate the area.

A: Are there strong accents?

Yes. People in Aomori prefecture have strong accents. They have snow in that area, so their faces are often covered with their clothes. So you can’t hear what they are saying clearly.

A: Do you know any words?

Well….I don’t know. They are so different.
(インタビュー後「しばれる」があったと気付く)

A: OK. Let me ask a question. What is the tax system like in Japan?

Well, the consumption tax is now five percent, but the Japanese government has a plan to raise the tax rate to twelve percent … to support the pension system.

A: All right. Japanese drums are very popular, aren’t they? Do you know any famous group?

Yes, I think “Kodo” is one the most famous groups.


(以前このグループのポスターを見かけたことがあった。試験官Aはすでに太鼓を知っているような感じで、「太鼓は世界的に有名だね」と言ったので太鼓が何であるかの説明はしていなかった。)


A: What is a Japanese drum?

(この質問で説明していなかったことに気付く)

Oh, it’s made of wood and is covered with skin. There are three kinds. The small size like this, and the middle size like this and it’s this tall. The big one is about two meters high.

(両手を使いながら)

Two people play it. It’s the masterpiece drum.

(両手で太鼓を叩く真似)

A: What are these called?

Oh, it’s taiko.

(試験官Aはすでに太鼓を知っているという感じが頭に刷り込まれたいたため、「太鼓」という言葉を使用するのを忘れていた)

When I went to international school, there was a taiko club at school. I had the chance to play the taiko.

(”festival”を言い忘れたのでインターナショナルスクール卒業だと思われたかも)

A: It’s hard to play it, isn’t it? You need strength.

Yes, it was hard. It’s hard to make a rhythm.

(体力的にはハードではなかったけれど、リズムをとるのが難しかったので”yes”の後、リズムに対して”yes”だというニュアンスにした)

A: OK, that’s all. Thank you.

Thank you. I appreciate to be here.

(上の最後の文は文法的に誤り。最後にインタビューの締めを良くしようと思って緊張したため、”I’m glad to be here”と”I appreciate your interview”が混同してこの二つが一緒になって変は文になってしまった。最初の試験官Bからの質問以外は全て試験官Aからなされたものだったので、試験官Bに対するアイコンタクトは途中しなかった。)

I was glad to be here.



 
 
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