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ノックして入る。荷物を机の上におく様に言われる。
B: Please sit down.

Good evening.
AB: Good evening. Please tell me your name and where you're from.

My name is ........... I'm from .......... Ward, .......... City.
B: What is the national flower of Japan other than Sakura?

Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum is also the symbol flower of the Imperial family. 相手が何も言わないのでつい、日本にはその他にも色々な花があり一年中花が楽しめる、私は花を育てるのが好きだとか言ってしまう)
B: When did Japanese people begin to wear Western clothes?

I think, in my opinion, since the Meiji Restoration.
B: What is the Meiji Restoration?

武士の江戸時代が終わって民主的な明治の新しい政府が始まった時期の事というような事をいった。
B: I want to go shopping. Where do you recommend going?
If you want to buy electric appliances, I recommend you to go to Akihabara. If you want to buy daily products(necessitiesというべきだった?), I recommend you to go to super markets like Daiei, Ito Yokado or Aeon. If you afford do to buy expensive things, I recommend you to go to department stores like Mitsukoshi, Takashimaya or Isetan.
B: How about shopping malls?

Ah shopping malls. In Yokohama there is an outlet shopping mall in Kanazawahakkei, and near my house in Kohoku-ward new shopping mall opened recently. There are many shopping malls in suburban areas, too. People go there by car. It's trendy now. I don't know much about in Tokyo....(六本木ミッドタウンとかその時は思い出さなかった)
A: How did you study to become a tour guide?

It's been a long time. Raising 4 boys I studied by listening to AFN and English TV programs, I went to English schools, I read many English magazines like Time, News Week, Economist and so on...and I studied a lot. So I'm happy to be here today.
A: What did you study to become a tour guide?

(英語一般ではなく、通訳ガイドになるために何をしたか聞きたかったようです。)
When my foreign friends come to Japan from overseas, I take them to Kamakura or Hakone. And if I have some questions about guiding them, I always ask my American friends about them....とかいったりしたが、後で考えるとほかに言う事がいっぱいあったのに。。。
A: 一応うなずいて聞いてくれていた。

Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you. I do want to be a professional tour guide. I can work from tomorrow. Thank you very much.
と一応アピールしたつもりだが、無駄な抵抗だったかも。
時間は短かった。 5-6分位。 終わったらそのまま帰っていいといわれていたので、帰ったが、回りの部屋はもう終わってかかりの人がコーヒーカップを片付けていた。

 

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