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(入室)
Good afternoon!

全員:Good afternoon.

B: Please be seated.

Can I leave my luggage here?

B: Yes. You can leave it wherever you want.

Thank you.

B: May I have your name?

My name is ….

B: Where do you live?

I live in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

A:消費税引き上げについてどう思うか?

I don’t really want it but I suppose it is a kind of unavoidable thing. There is a serious labor shortage going on in Japan and Japan is facing a serious financial crisis. In this situation the nation has to get more money from tax to administer public affairs. So we have to support the idea.

A: What is gagaku?
Gagaku is a genre of ancient ceremonial dances and music performed in the Imperial Court. The term bugaku refers to dance and the term kangen refers to the music played by percussion, string, and wind instruments.

A: Why don’t Japanese men have much pocket money?

That’s because in Japan, generally speaking the family budget is usually left to the wives and they give money to their husbands from the budget. As I said before Japan is facing a serious financial crisis and more money has to be used for family things than for their husbands. So that’s why they don’t have much pocket money.

A: Why are Japanese people not good at speaking English even though they study it a lot?

I suppose it is because Japanese, I mean the Japanese language, is quite different from English. The grammar, pronunciation, words, and everything are so different. Therefore, we have to start from the very beginning when we learn English. That’s why Japanese people are not good at speaking English.

A: What is wagashi?

Wagashi is traditional Japanese sweets. There are many local kinds of wagashi. For example, yatsuhashi in Kyoto is very good. Nowadays you can get many varieties of wagashi at department stores and of course shops specializing in wagashi.

A: Why do people buy bottled water these days?

I think it’s because people are now starting to realize that bottled water is cleaner and purer than water from the taps. They can now tell the difference between bottled water and tap water concerning taste and quality, and also they are conscious about the health risks as well. People think tap water is somewhat not good for health.

A: Thank you.

Thank you.

(感想)
本当に事務的な感じがした。矢継ぎ早にどんどん質問が飛んできて、FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONもなかったし、答えには興味がないのかなー?なんて思ったりもした。試験官は和やかにしてくれると聞いていたが、終始しかめ面をしていたので何か悪いことをしたかな?と思ってしまった。ただ他の受験生の方の感想にも同じようなことが書いてあったのできっとああいう人なのだろうと思うが・・・ただ途中何度か、good, fine,などはいっていた。それと、このレポートで状況説明をぜんぜんしていないが、それは本当にこれ以外には何もなく次から次へと質問が来たからです。実際にはあと1〜2問聞かれた気がする。あれ、まだ?と思ったほど質問が多かった。あまりにも短すぎたのか?と心配になったがこれも他の受験生の方も概して例年よりは多くの質問を聞かれているよう。反省点は滞りなく話せた割りに内容が希薄になってしまったこと。雰囲気に呑まれていたのか?ただもう後は結果を待つだけです!



 
 
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