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Hello.
A,B: Hello.
(え!?二人とも日本人!)
B: Please take a seat.
Thank you.
(何も言われなかったのと、いすが一つしか置かれていなかったので、荷物は膝の上においたまま)
B: Please tell us your name and address.
Yes. My name is .... I live in ..., in ... Prefecture.
A: OK, I will ask you some questions.
Yes.
A: How did Japan change after the Meiji Restoration?
(最初から頭を殴られたような衝撃でした)
Yes, Japan was modernized in many ways after the Meiji Restoration. I am not sure about it but I think the election system was changed. Representatives of people can be elected by ...(思い出せません)
A: What is "tsuyu"?
Tsuyu.
A: Yes, tsuyu.
Oh, tsuyu is a rainy season between spring and summer. This rain is needed by the farmers at rice planting time.
A: Isn't tsuyu inconvenient?
Yes, sometimes. But as I said, tsuyu is very important rain for the farmers so it is necessary. (答えになっていない、と思う as I saidもいらなかった)
A: I like hot spring, but I don't want to be naked in public. Can I ask them to let me wear a swimming suit?
I think at the public bath you need to be naked, but in your room, there is a private bath. You can enjoy hot spring there.
A: I heard there are some writing styles in Japanese. Please tell me about it.
I see. We have Kanji and Hiragana. Kanji are Chinese characters and each of them have concepts. Hiragana are used to read Kanji and we write Japanese in a combination of them. We also have Katakana and they are used for writing foreign words.
A: What do you think of increasing Katakana words?
I think Japanese is beautiful language. I want people to keep them in proper way so increasing Katakana words is not good.
A: What is the difference between shrines and temples?
Yes, shrine has a torii gate which is composed of two upright posts connected at the top by horizontal crosspieces. It is a symbol of shrine.(symbolなんて練習で一度も言ったことがないのに。途中で、upright辺りから言葉がつまり、初めて試験管Aの方を見た。upright posts...が出て来たのを聞いて、なんだが一緒にホッとしてうなずいているように見えたのは気のせい?もしかしたらこの方もハローの卒業生かも、と思う。)
Temple has a main hall in which statues are located.
(もっとたくさん、覚えていたのに、模擬面接で話題を膨らますように言われたばかりだったのに、fox statuesやらcemeteryやら分かっていたのに…。)
A: I want to visit a temple. Where I should go in Tokyo?
I see. How about Sensoji in Asakusa? Asakusa is filled with Japanese atmosphere.
A: I like to fish. Where do you recommend in Japan?
Fish? Do you want to eat fish or...
A: Fishing.
I see.・・・・・・(真っ白、突然、釣りバカ日誌の中で瀬戸内海があったよなぁ、と)How about Setonaikai? It is located between Shikoku and the Chugoku area including Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures. The sea there is tranquil and it is easy to fish. I am not sure what fish you can get though.
A: Tell me the winter climate of Okinawa and Hokkaido.
(もう、なんだか笑いたくなってくる…。)
Yes, in Okinawa it is still warm even in winter and I think you can swim at the sea. (と言いながら首を傾げてしまった) And in Hokkaido, it is very cold and snows very much. You can enjoy skiing at ski resort areas.
(試験管AがBの方を見てうなずく)
A: Ok, that's all. Thank you.
Thank you very much. Thank you.
(日本語の質問はないのね、と思いながら、退室しました。次々と関連性のないことを聞かれ、そのたびに答えるだけで精一杯で話を膨らますどころではありませんでした。試験後、いろいろと反省はしましたが、考えれば考えるほど、これが今の私の実力だと思います。試験後は考えるたびに「だめだー」と叫んでばかりいましたが、こうして詳しく思い出しレポートすることで落ち着きました。後は結果を待つのみです。…でも、その場で○とか×とか札が出て、結果が分かればいいのに、と真剣に思いました。学院長、ハローの皆様、ありがとうございました。)

 

 

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