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Good morning.

A, B: Good morning.

B: Have a seat.

Thank you.

A: I guess you are a little nervous, so please relax.

Yes, I am. OK I will try.

B: OK, please tell us your name and where you come from.

My name is … and I live in Yokohama.

(come from Yokohama、って言ったほうが良かったのかなぁ。。。)

A: Oh, thank you for coming all the way from Yokohama.

Sure.

A: OK. Why do many Japanese want to work abroad?

I think that’s because young Japanese in particular want to have more challenging lives, but Japan is a kind of a closed society so, it might be difficult to have new challenges for them in Japan.

(この後も同じようなことを繰り返し言った気がする)

A: After they come back, is their experience useful in Japan?

Yes, I think so. Japanese society has become more westernized and there are many foreign companies here, so their experience should be very useful.

(閉鎖的な日本社会、という表現とちょっと矛盾してる気もする。。。)

A: I see. It’s very interesting to hear that. Well, the next question is, why do so many children have mobile phones these days?

Well, there are some reasons for this, and one is that their parents want their children to have mobile phones because there have been so many crimes in society such as kidnappings and murders. So parents are very worried about what is happening to their children.

A: But, isn’t it too expensive for children to have mobile phones?

Not really. The mobile phones children have are different from what we have. The phones have different features like the navigation system so that parents can find where their children are, but the children cannot make calls from them.

(うそ〜〜、そんなことないでしょ〜、と自分で言いながら思う)

A: Well, what if a child wanted to call his grandmother, can’t he use the phone?

(うっ。。。やっぱり指摘されてしまった。。。)

Yes, he can.

(さっきと言ってることが違う!あ〜、もうダメだ〜)

There is a limit on the length of use so that the children cannot make calls and talk forever.

(この答えは完全にミスだな。「お金がかかっても安全が大切です」って言うべきだった。)

A: OK. Well, next questions is…. One day I was in a souvenir shop and the man in the shop kept saying futon, futon. What is a futon?

(え〜?お土産屋さんで「ふとん」??なんだか不自然なシチュエーションだなぁ。)

A futon is a Japanese mattress on which you can sleep at night.

A: Don’t Japanese people sleep on a bed?
Yes, many Japanese people sleep on a bed like Western people, but many Japanese also use the futon. Actually I have one. A futon is very convenient. You can take it to any room, and you can put it on the veranda to dry it if it is sunny outside.

(日本の住居は狭いのでどこにでも収納できる布団が便利なのです、って言おうとしたんですが
その前に質問されてしまった。)

A: Where can I buy a futon? Are they expensive?

There are many varieties. If you want a very nice one, it may cost 500 or 1,000 dollars but there are also cheap ones.

(それは高い!と言いながら思った。)

If you go to a big supermarket they have cheap ones at around 1,000 yen or 5,000 yen.

(shopping mallと言いたかったのに。なんでさっきはドルで今度は円なのよ〜。まったく!)

A: OK. I guess it’s all for today. Thank you and have a safe trip back to Yokohama.
Thank you.

(え?もうおしまいですか?ガックリ)

試験官Aはやさしそうなイメージ。
試験官Bはインタビューが始まったら話をしなかったが終始こちらを見ながらニコニコしていた。
試験官Cはずっと下を向いて何か書くか読んでばかりいたのであまり印象に残っていない。

準備していた質問はまったく出なかった。予想はしていたけれど。全体的に不本意な結果。でもこれが実力なので仕方がないですね。
英語の表現が稚拙で、自分で情けなくなった。これですべてを評価されるのかと思うと憂鬱。
ただ、自分でもよくわからないけれど、やたら(自分自身が)ニコニコしていたのを覚えている。
何がそんなにうれしかったんだか。。。 




 
 
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