受験者( 107 ):女性
 

B: (中年の日本人女性)
Please be seated.
Thank you.
B: Good Afternoon. How are you today?
I am fine, but I am nervous now.
B: (smile ) Tell me about your name and where are you from?
My name is ………. I came from ... city, ... prefecture.
A: Good Afternoon, I am ……… (お名前を言っていました) Could I ask you a few questions.
I heard Japanese have three kinds of writing. Please tell me about them.
We have three types of letters, Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji.
(勉強不足のため何と言ったらいいかわからず・・・)
Hiragana and Katakana are simplified from Kanji, while Kanji is Chinese character. We use it in daily life.
A: It must be complicated.
Yes, especially these days, we use a personal computer. It automatically changes Kanji. We don’t know what Kanji we should we. (こんなようなことを言いました)
A: ….
(全く聞き取れなかったので) Could you repeat it again?
A: How was the change after the Meiji restoration? (こんなような質問です。)
During the Meiji Restoration, we met a lot of things foreign.
(この一言しか出てきませんでした)
A: Could you teach me the example?
Western-style clothes came. Japanese people wore Kimono. After the Meiji Restoration, only high class people started to wear Western-style clothes.
However, ordinary people could not wear clothes.
(めちゃめちゃですが・・・・)
A: Japan had the Olympic Games. How about the Winter Olympic Games?
Yes, the Winter Olympics were held twice, in Sapporo and in Nagano.
A: Is Japan planning to have the Olympics in the future?(たぶん)
Yes, Japan would like to conduct an Olympic game in 2016.
A: What is rainy season?
Japan has rainy season between spring and summer.
It is needed for rice planting.
Japan is famous for the production of rice.
It is needed for it. (同じことを言いました)
A: What is the difference between Shinto Shrine and Buddhist temple?
Shinto Shrine has a large gateway called Torii; Buddhist temple has a statue in the main hall.
A: What is the difference between Buddhism and Shinto?
Shinto has many gods. It has neither any founder nor any books of scripture. Buddhism is introduced from India, the founder is Gautama Buddha.
(Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan といい忘れました)
A: What religion do Japanese people believe in?
Japanese people believe in Buddhism, but we are not religious.
(Most Japanese といい忘れました、全ての日本人が仏教徒ではないのに)
B: Thank you very much. The questions are all.
Thank you.
もう終わり?と思いました。私は呼ばれた中で3番目だったのですが、前の2人はもっと長かった気がします。最初の質問、ひらがな、カタカナ、漢字でつまずいたので、もっと得意な質問をしてくれ、とひたすら思っていました。
『明治維新』は厳選60選にもあった質問なのに用意をしていなかった自分が悔やまれます。「神社と寺の違い」はまさしく、厳選の中にもあったので覚えていてよかったです。
外国人の女性の方ははっきり話す方だったので質問は聞き取りやすく、終始笑顔でしたのでとても良かったと思います。
きちんと答えられた質問が少なく、早く終わったようにも思うので
全く自信がありません。一言で返すのではなく、もっと長く返す練習をしなくてはダメだな、と思いました。

 

 

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