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A,B: Good evening.

Good evening.

A: Please take a seat. Did you wait for a long time.

No, not so much. Thank you for asking.

A: Can I ask your name?

My name is xxxx

B: Where are you from?

I temporally live in Osaka city for my job, but originally live in Joyo, the south of Kyoto.

B: Where do you recommend a foreign tourist to visit in Japan.

I'd like to recommend that you should visit Kyoto because there are many splendid temples and shrines. I am sure that you can find traditional Japanese culture in Kyoto.

B: I have been to Kyoto and visited some temples. Is there any other spot where I should visit?

Then I would recommend you should take a walk from Kiyomizu temple to Heian shrine. On the way, there are many shops and historical buildings that I think interest you. You can enjoy shopping and also viewing changing colors of autumn leaves in this season.

A: How long does it take from Kiyomizu temple to Heian shrine?

If you go straight, it takes less than an hour, but if you drop in some shops or stop off anywhere to enjoy the beautiful scenery, it may be a half- day trip.

B: If I were invited by a Japanese friend, what should I take care?
(What will you advise?と言ったかも)

If you are invited to Japanese house, you need to take off your shoes at the entrance and you should bring a kind of souvenir.

B: What should I bring as a souvenir?

It is a good idea to bring a small gift from your own country. Sweets, flowers, or fruit are good, too.

B: Why do the Japanese like to give a souvenir?

I think giving a souvenir is a way of expressing their greetings and sincere appreciation for being invited.
(実際にはもっとまわりくどい表現をしてしまったように思う。)

B: What is the most important event in Japanese history?

There are too many events...
(漠然とした質問で、一瞬答えにつまる。試験官Bが「どの時代でも、何でもいいので一つ、例を挙げてください」と助けてくれた。)

I think the Meiji Restoration is one of the most important events in Japanese history. Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan by its strong power until the Edo period. By the Restoration, however, a lot of significant changes took place. First of all, the power to rule Japan was restored to the emperor, and then Japan was transformed from a feudal into modern state mainly because Japan’s isolation policy came to an end and many Western cultures and political systems were imported into Japan.

(ここでRestorationの代わりにRevoluionと言ってしまったが、一通り説明してから試験官Aが英語で指摘してくれた。)
I'm sorry I used a wrong word. I meant the Meiji Restoration.

(焦ったが、試験官たちが笑顔だったのでほっとした。)

B: If I lost my passport, how should I do?

You have to go to the police and contact the consulate(embassyと言うべきだった) to reissue your passport. If you remember the route you took, you should ask all places where you went, such as stations and hotels to see if your passport is there or not.

B: I'm going to Hiroshima from tomorrow for three days. Can I go to make a report after that?

I recommend you should make a report as soon as possible. I'm sorry I'm not sure about it, but I would advise you to contact embassy. It will give you good advice about what to do

B: Do I need to go to the police?

I think you need to do that. I worked as a tour guide for Japanese tourists before. When a tourist lost a passport abroad,
I took him or her to the police to make a report and then to the embassy.
(日本のケースは勉強不足だったので、海外でのガイド経験を話した。)

B: OK, I'll hear your advice. Thank you.

C: 最後に日本語で質問します。ガイドをするにあたって、何に気をつけなければならないと思いますか?

(予想外の日本語の質問に若干戸惑う。)
通訳ガイドはいろんな国から、様々な文化を持つ人々をご案内することになるので?それを理解して案内しなければならないと思います。今までは日本人のお客様をガイドしてきましたが、特に日本人の場合は皆が同じ考え方や習慣を持っていたので、その点ではあまり問題がありませんでした。しかし外国人のお客様の場合は、例えば宗教によって食べられないものがあるなど、細かな配慮が必要になると思います。そうした様々な要望にも応えられるガイドになりたいと思います。

C: 以上です。ありがとうございました。

ありがとうございました。(A,Bに向かって)Thank you.

A,B: Thank you.

(英語自体はわかりやすく、話し方も聞き取りやすかった。伝統文化や時事的な問題はなく、知識よりも、質問にどう対応するかがポイントだったように思う。同じ時間帯で受験した人によると、質問の内容はほぼ同じだったが?その人は自分が答えた内容に対して突っ込んだ質問をされることはなかったらしい。私の回答が不十分だったために詳しく聞かれたのかもしれないが、ロールプレイングという意味では、より実践的なやり取りに近かったように思う。)



 
 
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