受験者( 14 ):女性
 

B:Please sit down.
Thank you very much.
B:Hello. How are you?
I'm fine thank you.
B:First, can I have your name?
My name is .......................
B:Where are you from?
I live in ............... ward in ..............
A:Hello, ............... I'm going to ask some questions. I'm interested in Mt. Fuji. How can I get there?
For a tourist bus will be the best choice. There is a bus service available to the Mt Fuji from Shinjuku Station. You can also go there by train but you'll need to take bus or taxi from the station tot Mt. Fuji. So I think bus will be the best choice.
A:What can I do there?
You can go up there. I mean you can climb the mountain. The best season is summer.
A: Can I climb in winter?
Yes, you may but I don’t recommend because it's more dangerous to climb the mountain in winter. You might get lost. (何故か大声で笑われた・・・)
A: I am a big fan of history. Are there any other people than samurai?

There were several different people according to jobs. There were merchants, farmers and shogun, too in the Edo period 1603-1867.
A:Oh, what's shogun?

Shogun is usually translated as generalissimo. The original title was given by the emperor to the commander in chief in an expeditionary army. Later the title was given to the administrative head of the country. That is shogun.
A: How many shoguns were there?

You mean in the Edo period?
A:(nodded)

There were 15 of them..... not at once.
A:(ほっとしたーというリアクション)Who is the most popular one?

I think it's the first shogun of the Edo government, that is, Ieyasu Tokugawa.
A:Why is he so important?
I think that's because he is the founder of the long lasting government.
A I'm interested in hot springs. Where would you recommend me to go?
I would recommend Hakone, because there are many hot springs there like Ito Onsen and Shuzenji Onsen. You can just pop in the train and visit them.
A: It’s not so far then?
No, it's not.
A: Why Japanese people like to bath?
(Bathがバズときこえ、明瞭でなく、もしもBathのことではなかったら・・・とおもい聞きなおしました)I'm sorry. What's bath?
A: oh, its〜 といってせつめいしてくれました。
why do we like them?mmm from a Japanese point of view, it's just nice to soak in a hot bath and just taking a shower may not be as relaxing as taking a bath.
A:Yes, it's very different from what Edo in North America. Ok, very good. Thank you.

といってあっという間に終わってしまいました。
私は10時すぎのしかもしょっぱなだったので試験管もまだ完全に目覚めていないのか、するどい質問などはなかったかとおもいますが、富士山まで個人で行った事なかった私は第一の質問で自信がなくなりました。とにかくあっ!というまでした。雑談する雰囲気でっていうのが本当にぴったりくるかんじで・・・。丁寧な英語をつかえっていたのかも覚えていません。Im fine thank you.のところをFine thank you.としかいってなかったり、Okといってしまっていたかもしれません。試験管Bはどう思ってるのか気がかりでした。

 

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