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B: What is your name?

My name is ○○○○.

B: Where do you live?

I live in ○○○○. Hokkaido.

A: Hokkaido is very far to the north. Is it cold in Hokkaido?

Yes, it is very cold in the morning. The lowest temperature is below zero.

A: Can you see bears in Hokkaido?

(実際にはもっと長い文章で聞かれた)

Yes, we must be careful not to meet bears during the hill trekking.

A: Do you have snowfall in winter, and is Sapporo famous for the snow festival?

Yes, in February the Sapporo Snow Festival is held in Odori-Koen Park in the central part of the city. In 1950, it started as a small-scale display of snow statues made by high school students and now it has become bigger, and it is the biggest winter festival in Japan.

(少ししゃべり過ぎたかと反省)

(試験官A、ここで質問リストのようなものを見ながら)

A: Young people are having and exchanging insect card …

(あまり聞こえませんでした)

You mean the cards children have these days?

A: Yes, is that like Pokemon or …

(またしてもよく聞こえませんでした)

Actually many children have Pokemon cards.

A: Is Pokemon popular among children?

(何か変だと思いつつもテレビのことや映画のことをたどたどしく答えました。答えた後で「ムシキング」のことだと気づきましたが遅かったです)

A: Next question, about NHK. Many people don’t pay NHK fees. What do you think of this?

I’m afraid……

(変な言い出しをして一瞬止まりました)

I think paying NHK fee is a kind of duty as Japanese citizens.

A: Do you know how much it costs?

I think the color-TV contract plus BS contract costs about 60,000 yen annually.

A: It is very expensive!

Yes, but I pay my fee.

(試験官A、Bとも笑う)

A: And the last question. What is "hachimaki"?

It is a kind of a belt tightened around your head. It ……

(私が、もごもごと「サムライ」「武士」などと言って)

It is also used at a sports event as Sports Day at school and some students preparing for the entrance examination tie "hachimaki" when they study hard.

A: What is the color of "hachimaki"?

It is usually white, and a red hinomaru rising sun is printed in the center.

A: Why do you wear "hachimaki"?

To strengthen our motivation.

A: Do school children wear "hachimaki" at school?

(ここでチーム別のカラフルなハチマキのことかと気づいたけど遅し)

Yes.

(ここでタイマーが鳴る)

B: That's all, Mr. ○○○○. Thank you for coming.

A: Thank you.

It was nice meeting you.

A, B: Ha, ha, nice meeting you.



 
 
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