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Good afternoon

A: Good afternoon, Please take a seat.

Thank you

B: First of all, please tell us your name and address

My name is xxxx, and I'm from Nakameguro, Tokyo. It's pretty close to here.

試験官はみなうなずく。

A:Where do you think is the best place to take foreigners in Japan?

I think Hakone is the best place.

A: Why do you think so?

Hakone is very famous for its hot springs and is relatively close to Mt.Fuji, which a kind of Japanese symbol. Since I hope foreign visitors will relax in hot springs, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, I think it is one of the best places for foreign visitors to visit.

A: OK, then when do you think is the best to visit Hakone?

I think November is the best because in November, you can enjoy beautiful autumn leaves.

A: How about spring?

Spring is good, too. You can find lots of flowers and fresh green leaves. Also, it is not too cold or too hot.

A: OK. What is a popular sport in Japan?

I think baseball is now most popular in Japan because Japan won the first prize at World Baseball Classic. Also, one of the most famous Japanese baseball player, Matsuzaka is said to be gong to the U.S. to play in Major Leagues. Many people pay a lot of attention to this topic.

A: I see. Then, what traditional sport do you recommend?

I recommend Sumo. The sport is of Japanese origin and is surrounded by ceremony and ritual. The Japanese consider Sumo a kind of modern martial art even though the sport has a long history. Sumo wrestlers wear only a special loin cloth. And rules of Sumo are pretty simple, so foreigners can also enjoy Sumo easily.

A: OK thank you. what do you think is the most important historical events in Japan?

しばらく間が空いて・・・

I think it is World War Two. The defeat in the war gave Japan a lot of bitter lessons and then, Japan began following a path of a peaceful country. At the same time, our lifestyles, social and education systems were completely changed.

A: And the last question, if I lost my wallet, where should I go?

You should go to the police box. You can find it anywhere even in small towns. Tell them your name and where and when you lost it. I am sure that policemen are kind and friendly enough to help you, though there may be a language barrier.

A: Oh, great!

C: ここからは日本語で質問させていただきます。日本語でお答え下さい。あなたは通訳ガイドとして働く時、何が一番重要だと考えますか?

自分が旅行をしても感じることですが、やはりホスピタリティーが重要だと考えます。同じ歴史の説明を受けても、暖かいおもてなしの心がなければ、旅行者は良い思い出を作れないと思います。十分な知識が必要なのはもちろんですが、それ以上にホスピタリティーが重要だと考えます。

A: Thank you.

以上、というような雰囲気だったので

Is it finished?

A,B:Yes, that's all.

Thank you. Nice to talk with you today.

全体的に淡々とした雰囲気で進みました。試験官どうしで話しを合わせている感じはなく、それぞれ個別に質問してきました。時事問題や日本の習慣に関して特定のことを質問されるかと思いましたが、自分で答えやすい答えを選べるような質問のしかただったので、比較的答えやすかったです。緊張していたので、実際はもっとたどたどしかったかもしれませんが、一生懸命話そうという熱意は感じてもらえたのではないかと思います。



 
 
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