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Hello

A: Hello. Please have a seat.

A. What is your name?

My name is xxxx.

A: Where are you from?

I am from Shinjyuku ward, Tokyo.

B: Oh, you are a local resident, right?

Yes, I am.

B: Ok, let’s get started. Why are there so many onsens in Japan?

Well, Japan has many volcanoes and thus, many hot springs are bubbled up. So many onsen resorts are found in Japan. Also Japanese are particular about being clean. They love to soak in a hot bath to relax.

B: What are geographical features of Japan?

Geographical feature…

Well, Japan is an arc-shaped archipelago that stretches a long way from northeast to southwest. Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyusyu are the main islands making up the archipelago. And Sixty-one percent of the land is steep mountains covered with forests. Also Japan is blessed with rivers with rapid currents

B: What is the most famous siro(城)?

One of the most famous siro is Himeji Castle. It is located in Hyogo prefecture. The shape of the castle resembles that of a white heron, so it is nicknamed “White Heron Castle”.

B:What is the national sport of Japan?

It is sumo. It has a long history spanning many centuries. Sumo is of Japanese origin and surrounded by ceremony and ritual. The sumo tradition is very ancient, and even today sumo includes many ritual elements such as the use of salt for purification, form the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion.
Nowadays, many foreign sumo wrestlers are active in the sumo world.

B: How do you play sumo?

2 sumo wrestlers match against one another in a ring. The match is decided when one wrestler is pushed out of the ring or any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground.
B: Where can we see historical sites? (三百選を覚えていたので、その通りに答えた)
(沈黙・・)Well, you can see many historical sites in Kyoto. Kyoto was once the seat of the Japanese imperial court and the center of Japanese culture for more than 1000 years. I think it is safe to say that the history and culture of Kyoto is those of Japan. In Kyoto, there are many historical temples, shrines, buildings, and gardens that help you know the real Japan.
(具体的な場所まで言及すればよかったと後悔・・)

B: Ok, finished.

Thank you. (立とうとしたらAがまだという合図をした)

C:もしあなたがガイドになったらどういう点に注意したいですか?日本語でいいのでお願いします。
(日本語で聞かれてあせった、予想外の質問だった)

もし私がガイドになれたら、日本の常識にとらわれずに、さまざまな国からやってきたお客さまの歴史や宗教などに注意していくことが大切だと思います。

C:分かりました。では試験は以上です

ありがとうございました。Thank you for your time. Have a nice day.

B:BYE

Bye

(政治や社会問題を準備していったけど全く聞かれずに終わった。文化や観光についての解答で判断されてしまうのでもっと膨らませて話せばよかったと反省)




 
 
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