受験者( 171 ):男性
 

A:Good moring. May I take your seat?
Good morning.Thank you.
B:May I have your name?
My name is .........
B:Wheare are you from?
I am from ........ city in ........ Prefecture.
A:I would like to ask you some questions.
There were samurais during the Edo period.
Beside the samurais, what people were there?

The hierarchy during the Edo period is divided into four groups. First of all, they are divided into Shi, Noh, Kou and Sho. Shi means samurai, Noh means farmers, Kou means engineers(適切な訳語が思い浮かびませんでした。)and Sho means merchants. Their occupations have been passed down to their grandsons. Therefore, it is very difficult for them from one job to another.
A:I see. Well then, is it difficult for farmers to be samurais?
I think so.
A: Next question is about onsen. There are many onsens in Japan. Could you tell me about it?
Onsen means hot springs reaching the temperature of 40 degrees of centigrade.(温度については適当に答えました。)
My wife comes from Gunma and there are many famous hot springs in Gunma. I would recommend you going to Kusatu or Shima.(ちょっとあがってしまい草津について説明できなかったのが残念です。)
B: I would like to visit Gunma some day.
Now, I am living in Tokyo. I have heard about Osaka from one of my friends. Could you tell me about it?

(試験官が何を質問しているのかよくわからなかったので試験官に以下のように質問しました。
Do you want to know the difference Osaka and Tokyo?
B: No, I want to know how to get there and what is Osaka like?
You can get there by bullet train. It takes two and a half hours.
(ここで大阪へは飛行で行けることも付け加えておくべきだった。)
In my personal experience, I was working for ECC english language school in Osaka. I thought that the commodity prices of Osaka was rather cheaper than that of Tokyo when I went to the izakaya in Osaka. By the way, I would recommend you going to Kyoto because you can get there for about one hour. In kyoto, I would recommend you going to Kiyomizu temple and Ryoanji temple and so on.
(ここでは相手は大阪の文化を知りたいのに話題を京都に変えてしまいました。3問の質問の中で1問しかまともに答えることができなっかたのが悔まれます。)

 

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