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Hello.

A, B, C: Good afternoon. 

Good afternoon. 

B: Please tell me your name and where you live. 
My name is ○○○○. I live in ○○○○.

A: Why do many Japanese learn English?

English is the international language and many foreign companies are coming to Japan. To have a good command of English helps you to get promoted and …

A: But English education is not working very well in Japan. Why do you think so?

Let me tell you my case. I started to learn English when I was 13, when I entered junior high school. Fortunately, I liked English. But we place emphasis on grammar and translation and this may discourage children to learn English. So we should place emphasis on listening skills and communication skills.

A: Very nice. What do you think about the space trip? Like to the moon?

A: Yes. I wish I could go, but the opportunities are limited to people who have many… much money.

(皆さん、笑う)

But I understand we have a problem on the earth and we need to pay attention to the environmental preservation. So, if things don’t work, I think it is good to make a space trip.

A: Do you smoke?

No, I don’t.

A: Which do you think will win, smokers or non-smokers?

(と言ってから、また、言い直してくれた)

I think non-smokers will win.

A: How can we stop smoking?

Well, I think hospitals and clinics can provide them the opportunity to get to know other smokers. Japanese are group-oriented, so it’s kind of peer pressure.

(皆さん、笑うが、好意的な笑いではない)

Recently, the Japanese government decided to invest the money for smokers to stop smoking. And we can provide nicotine pad at reduced price …

A: Please explain the Japanese word. What is “Uchiwa”?

Uchiwa is a flat and round fan. It’s about this big. It usually has a decorative design, painting, or Chinese characters. It is used for fanning a fire and cool down yourself.

A: What’s the difference between Uchiwa and Sensu?
Sensu is a folding fan. It can be folded compactly. When it is not in use, it is folded and when it is in use, it is unfolded. It has more decorative design and is used as an etiquette.

(まだ、こんな時間だね。どうする? まあ、いいか。というような雰囲気で終わる)

Thank you. Have a good day.

ゆっくりはっきり、笑顔で答えることを心がけていましたが、できませんでした。本番で淡々と答えてしまったことを後悔しています。

 



 
 
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