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Hello!
B:You can put your bag on the desk.
Thank you.
B:Please sit down. May I have your name?
My name is ....
B:Where do you live?
Currently, I live in .... city, in ....
A:I am from the United States. I found it that the weather in Tokyo is different from that in the United States. What is the weather like in winter in Tokyo? Is it too cold this year?
I think, compared to the other year, it is not too cold and is rather mild this year.
A:What about the weather in other areas?
There are areas where are very cold. Especially, the northern part of Japan, like Hokkaido, is a very cold area. It snows a lot.
A:What about the weather in Tokyo? Does it snow a lot?
It does not snow very much. I often watch the weather forecast to watch out the weather.
A:What about the weather in Okinawa?
Okinawa is a very tropical island and has a comfortable climate. I went to Okinawa on last New Year's holiday and that time I wore summer style's clothes.
A:Even if it was in winter time?
Yes, Okinawa is a tropical island. (少し不安になったが、言い切った。)As it is hot in summer, people wear summer-style clothes. Okinawa is a good place to visit because there are many sightseeing spots. The beach is very beautiful and there is a big aquarium on the northern part of Okinawa. It is also said that the food or meals in Okinawa is very healthy.
A:Are there any special food in Okinawa?
Yes, Okinawa noodles are very different from normal noodles. The taste is very good. It is said that noodles in Okinawa are very healthy and contains a lot of protein.
A:In Tokyo, I see many signs about future Olympic. Were there any other Olympics in Japan?
Yes, there were the Olympics in Nagano, held in winter. Voluntarily, I took part in that Olympic.
A:Really? What did you do?
At the information desk, I helped to provide information for visitors. At that time, many visitors visited Japan from many countries. At that Olympic, Japanese performers did a good job. So, Japanese people were very excited about it.
A:Was there any other Olympics in Japan?
In 1964, there were the Tokyo Olympics.
A:Were they held in summer?
Well, they were held before my birth, but I heard it they were held in summer. Because of that, the Tokyo Tower was built. I think Tokyo regained the active atmosphere.
A:In Tokyo, I see many temples and shrines. What is the difference between temples and shrines?
Shrine is related to Shinto. Shinto is an indigenous religion of Japan and is a polytheistic. People believe in many gods. The characteristic of shrine is a torii gate. It is a red gate to ward off evil spirit. In contrast, temple is related to Buddhism. People go to temples on special occasions such as funerals, memorial services and pray for that year. There are cemeteries.
A:So, do people go both temples and shrines?
Yes, most Japanese go both temples and shrines. People go on different occasions. People go to shrines on special auspicious occasions such as wedding ceremony, celebration of birth. In contrast, people go to temples on not so auspicious occasions like funerals, memorial services.
A:OK. That is all. Thank you.
Thank you for this opportunity. Thank you.
(大体、10分くらいだったと思います。文法的な間違いはかなりあったと思います。寺と神社以外の質問の答えはあっているのか少し不安になりながら話しましたが、笑顔だけは忘れずに答えられたと思います。全体的に和やかな雰囲気でした。直前対策セミナーと模擬面接と当日の模擬面接も受けさせていただいていたので、あまり緊張せずに答えられたと思います。反省点 はたくさんありますが、これからも英語力と日本についての知識向上の努力を続けていきたいと思います。ありがとうございました。)

 

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