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Good morning.(ドアに入ってすぐに笑顔であいさつをした)

B: Good morning. Please come in. (にこにこしていた)

(部屋には、受験者席としてテーブルと1脚の椅子があった。)

May I put my bag on the floor?

B: Yes.

May I take a seat?

B: Yes, please. (私が座ると) What is your name ?

My name is ….

B: Where did you come from?

I came from Tokorozawa city in Saitama prefecture.

A: It sounds like a far place from here.

Oh, not so far. It takes about an hour. I came here by the subway and Seibu line.

A:(ちょっと考えて)From Ikebukuro.

Yes, Ikebukuro.

A: Now, I'm going to ask you some questions.

OK.

A: By the way, I really like your bag. Where did you buy it?
(今、思うと緊張をほぐすために言ってくれたのか、突然言われたので、少しびっくりした)

Oh, thank you. I bought it on sales price in Marui department store. I got seventy percent discount.

A: So, when did you buy it?

In winter.

A: Oh, so you bought it at a bargain sale on winter goods.(ちょっと納得した感じで)
(ここで本題の質問に入る)What do you think about the problem of smoking and non-smoking?

Now many smokers are giving up smoking due to health problem.

A: So, you think that is the only reason?

No, there is also the public opinion. The trend of Japanese society is toward non-smoking.

A: So, that’s what you think.

Yes.

A: What do you think about raising consumption tax?

Oh, that’s a problem.(A笑う)The percentage of consumption tax is five percent. It’s not officially announced yet, but it is said that the government is raising it up to seven percent or even more. It will directly hit consumers. However, we need money for the welfare. If the tax money is used for, it is reasonable.

A: I am from Canada, and the consumption tax is fourteen percent.

Oh, ten percent.(聞き間違えた)

A: No, fourteen.

Oh, fourteen. Wow! How is it to have fourteen percent consumption tax? (興味本位から聞いてしまったが、聞いたそばから聞いてよかったのか不安になった)

A: Well, not for all items. So, when will the tax be raised, do you know?

I think it will be raised in the spring of 2006.(ちょっと自信なげに、思わずBさんの方を見ながら答えてしまった。)

A: OK. What is gagaku?

Gagaku is the traditional Japanese music. The instruments are bamboo flutes and drums. They create unique sound.

A: Have you heard gagaku?

Yes, I have. When I went to my cousin’s wedding ceremony at shrine, I…(話しを続けようとしたところ…)

A: What is shrine? (本当に知らないことを質問したようだった)

Shrine is like a temple.
A:No, it’s not a temple. It’s like…(言葉を探していると)

A: Oh, the one with a gate?(Cさんと確認しつつ…)

Yes shrine has a torii, or the gate way to a shrine. It is red and has two upright posts connected at the top by two horizontal crosspieces. (とジェスチャーでやってみた。AさんとB さんとアイコンタクトしながら…)
A: Thank you.

(終わりかわらなかったので)This is the end of the interview?

A: Yes.

Thank you. I enjoyed talking with you today.

終始笑顔で、沈黙しないように気をつけました。最後ドアから出る直前もふり返り笑顔で会釈をして退出しました。Bさんがずっと微笑でいてくれましたので気分が楽でした。言葉を探している時に上を見てしまったので、今思うと良くなかったかなと反省しています。Interviewが終った時は「えっもう?」という感じであっという間でした。Helloの直前対策セミナーのアドバイスがとても役立ちました。ありがとうございました。

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