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(ノックをした後、日本語で失礼いたしますと挨拶しました)
(試験官の前に行く前に非常に小さな声で以下のように言われました)
A:Please have a seat.
B:What is rainy season?
Rainy season is between spring and summer. We have a lot of rain. It lasts for about one month.
B:What is winter like in Okinawa and Hokkaido?
In Okinawa, we have mild weather and the temperature is around 15 degrees. In Hokkaido, it is very cold. We have a lot of snow.
B:How much snow do you have?
We have 2 or 3 meters high.
B:What kind of fish can you catch around Japan?
We can catch tuna, squid, and sea bream around Japan.
B:I've heard Japanese have several ways of writing. Please tell me those.
(質問がよく聞き取れずCould you repeat that?と聞き返す、ゆっくりはっきりした口調で上記質問を再度してくれました)
We have three types of characters. First, hiragana, other is katakana. We also use Chinese characters. Our ancestors didn't have their own characters. They imported Chinese characters from China around 6th century. Then they created hiragana and katakana from Chinese characters.
B:How did the Meiji Restoration change Japan?
New government industrialized and modernized Japan through destroying feudal system and importing Western culture and modern system.
B:Can I get into onsen with wearing a swimming suit?
In some onsen, you can wear a swimming suit in onsen, but usually you can't soak bathtub with your swimming suit.
B:Why?
(なんと答えていいかまったくわからなくなってしまい3秒〜5秒ほど考え込んでしまう)
Because Japanese think it is important to keep bath water clean.(自分でも意味がわからない答え、試験官も少し戸惑い考えてしまいました)
B:(その後ニヤニヤしながら)If I bought a brand new swimming suit, can I wear the swim suit in onsen?
(試験官Aも笑う)
(意地悪だなと思いつつも答え見つからず)
I answered the reason is cleaness.(変な答えだと思いつつも、笑みを浮かべながら)but most onsen hotels prohibit from wearing swimming suit in onsen baht tub.
A:That is all.
(最後に日本語の質問がくると身構えていたので、終わりと言われ拍子抜けする。再度、It is finished.と言われました)
Thank you.
(最後に失礼いたしますと日本語で言って部屋をでました)
(とにかく考えられないほど緊張していました。試験官の英語はゆっくりだったので質問はよく理解できたのですが、答えにおいて細かなミスは多いし、内容が貧弱なことしか言えなかったことが非常に悔やまれます。全体的にハローで受けていた授業より簡単な内容で準備をしっかりとしていたハローの生徒には問題ない内容だったと思います。しかし緊張にやられました。時間は5分はかかっていなかったと思います)

 

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