受験者( 150 ):男性
 

B:Nice to meet you. Please put your baggage on the desk.
Thank you.
B:May I have your name please?
My name is .....
B:Where are you from?
I’m from .... city in .... prefecture, next to ....
B:Suppose I am a tourist and I don’t know about Japan. Now I’d like to ask you some questions.
How is the climate in winter in Hokkaido and Okinawa?

(声が小さく早口で聞き取りにくい)
It’s very cold in winter in Hokkaido. In December, it begins to snow. It snows a lot. In Okinawa, it’s much warmer than Hokkaido. You can wear T shirts even in winter.(地理的環境を含めてもっと説明すべきだった。)
B:So the summer in Okinawa is very hot.
Yes, but most parts of Japan are too hot in summer.
B:How about summer in Hokkaido?
It’s cooler than the other part of Japan, so I would recommend that when you visit Japan in summer, you should visit Hokkaido.
B:Are there any ski resort in Hokkaido?
Yes, there are many ski resorts in Hokkaido. You can enjoy both skiing and hot springs in Hokkaido in winter. You can also enjoy various kinds of food there.
B:What kind of food is special in Hokkaido?
You can have crabs……
(食べ物の名前がとっさに出てこなくて口ごもってしまった)some kind of lobsters, and many kinds of sea food.
B:I like crabs.(初めて自分の意見を言った)
And you can enjoy fresh beer in Hokkaido. Hokkaido is very famous in Hokkaido.
B:What kind of beer is it?
It’s called Sapporo classics. Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido.
That beer is brewed only in Hokkaido.
B:I’d like to go to Onsen, but I’m not sure whether foreigners can go to Onsen or not.
I think it’s no problem if foreign tourists go to Onsen, but there are some cultural differences that you should know. Japanese people don’t wash our bodies in the bathtub. We wash our body outside the bathtubs.
(服をすべて脱いで入るということも言うべきだった)
B:When do Japanese wash their bodies, before or after soaking?
Either will be O.K.
B:If I don’t wash my body after soaking in Onsen, don’t I smell?
No, I don’t think so. So you don’t have to wash your body after soaking(説明が足りなかった気がする。)
B:Japan may have the Summer Olympic Games again, I’m not sure, but do you know when it was that the first Summer Olympic Games were held in Japan?
It was in 1964. I was born in 1964, which was just two years after my birth. And we also had two Winter Olympic Games in Japan. The first Olympics were held in Sapporo in Hokkaido, and the second Olympics were held in Nagano in 1998. Nagano also has many good ski resorts and hot springs.
B:O.K. that’s all for the interview. See you. Bye bye.
(何しろ早口で、しかも声が小さかった。それでも聞き取れているかを試されているかと思い、あえて聴きかえさなかったが、ちょっと怪しいところもあった。質問者のネイティヴは面接になれていない印象で、本当に日本のことを良く知らない印象だった。受験者の何を見ようとしているのかちょっと疑問だった。 準備していなかった質問のほうが自分の言葉で話せたような気がする。)

 

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