受験者( 159 ):女性
 

A: Good morning.
B: Good morning.

Good morning.
A: Please put your bag on the desk.

Thank you.
A: Sit down, please.

Thank you.
A: Can I have your name and address?

My name is .......... . I came from ........... City, .......... .
B: How do you feel today?

I am a little nervous.
B: Don’t be nervous. Relax. I am very excited about visiting Japan. Could you tell me the way to go to Osaka?

You can take a bullet train from Tokyo. It takes about one hour.
B: One hour! Is it expensive?

Yes, it is more expensive than normal trains. Oh, I’m sorry. It takes about two hours from Tokyo.
(「普通列車」が思い浮かばず、 “normal train”と言ってしまった。また、東京から大阪までかかる時間が間違っていたことを思い出し、訂正した。)
B: Oh, two hours! Then, how can I go to see Mt. Fuji?

You can take Chuo line from Shinjuku Station to go to Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.
B: Are there skiing resorts?

Near Mt. Fuji?
B: Yes.

No, because there are not much snow around there.
B: Where do you recommend to go skiing?

I would recommend you go to Niseko in Hokkaido.
B: How can I get there?

You can take a plane from Haneda airport. It takes about two hours.
B: I am interested in history. What kind of people are living except for warriors during the Edo Period?

There were farmers and people who engaged in industry.
B: Who was most important?

Warriors.
B: Warriors! Who was the last “Shogun”?

It was Yoshimune Tokugawa
(頭の中では徳川慶喜と思っていたのに、口からは徳川吉宗と出てしまった。しかし、それに気づいたのは試験が終わってからだった。)
B: When was it?

It was around 1870.
B: Eighteen!

Yes, it was around 1870.
(驚かれたので、一瞬年代を間違っていたかと思ったが、自分の答えで合っていたので再度言った。)
B: Which hot spring do you recommend?

I would recommend you go to Noboribetsu in Hokkaido.
B: Is it near Niseko ski resort?

Yes it is.
B: Then I can enjoy skiing and then soaking in hot springs!

Yes!
B: Why are there so many hot springs in Japan?

It is because Japan has many volcanoes.
B: Do Japanese people often take bath?

Young people take a bath more often than old people do. They take a shower in the morning and take a bath in the evening.
B: Are Japanese baths small?

Yes, they are smaller than Western baths, but they are deeper.
B: Do Japanese people often go to public baths?

Old people go there, but young people don’t go there so often.
B: Are they big?

Yes, they are bigger than baths at home.
B: I am interested in car factories. Where do you recommend?

I would recommend you go to .......... City in .......... Prefecture.
B: ..........! Is it near Tokyo?

No, it is near .......... City.
B: Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
A: This is all for the interview.

Thank you very much.
(試験会場に到着後、受付で間違った控え室を案内され、その後正しい控え室に案内されたが、待つ間もなく、すぐに面接室に通された。心の準備をする間もなく面接が始まり、思うように実力を発揮できず、会話を発展させることができなかったのが残念である。)

 

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