受験者( 73 ):男性
 
A,B:Good Evening! How are you?
Good Evening! I am very fine. And you?
B:Good. Please have a seat.
Thank you.
B:So your name is・・・
My name is ....
A:And where do you live?
I live in eastern part of .....
A:Which City?
Kasai. It's near Tokyo Disney Land.
A:Oh, do you go there often?
No, not so often.
A:And how is Kasai like?
It's a very convenient place. There are a lot of shops and restaurants and also there are a lot of train stations, so it's very convenient.
A:What is famous thing in Kasai?
There is a huge park called Kasai Rinkai Koen. In the park, there is an aquarium.
(ここでBが、臨海公園内のglass wall→私は何のことだか分からなかった、について英語でAに説明する。glass wallが有名らしく、そのことを伝えた模様。まるで3人で世間話をしているかのよう。非常に和やかな雰囲気。)
B:OK. I will ask you some questions. First, apart from cherry blossoms, what kind of flowers can I see in Japan?
Well・・・(答えられず)Of course cherry blossoms are the most popular in Japan, but you can see maple leaves colored in red and yellow in autumn.
B:We asked about flowers.
A:What kind of flowers can I see in this season?
Sorry, it is a difficult question for me. I am not sure.
A:Ok, then, what is a national flower of Japan?
Sorry, I am not sure.
A:Chrysanthemum, right? (と、Bに向かって話す)
B:I think it is not a national flower, but it is very famous. Do you know why? (と、私に向かって話す)
Yes, it is a family crest of the Imperial family.
B:That's right.
A:Ok. I’ll ask about history. When did Japanese people begin to wear western style clothes?
It is just after the Meiji Restoration. Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan has a policy of isolation, so no Western cultures in Japan, but after the Meiji Restoration, other ways of life such as western clothes and hairstyles came to Japan.
A:Why made it happen?
(何を言ったか覚えていません、恐らく見当違いのことを英語で話したのだと思います)
A:So, what caused this(恐らく明治維新のこと)?
The end of isolation policy, and the person who govern Japan changed. It caused this change.
A:Ok. Next question is about culture. I am interested in shopping complex in Japan. Where should I go in Tokyo?
You can go to Roppongi Hills. It is a skyscraper and a huge shopping area. You can buy anything and enjoy shopping there. And, I also recommend Asakusa. In front of Sensoji Temple, there are a lot of shops, and you can buy many kinds of Japanese traditional things like kimono, yukata, and also you can buy some traditional foods there. So if you want to buy modern things, you can go to Roppongi Hills, and if you want to buy Japanese traditional things or souvenirs, you can go to Asakusa.
A:If I were your customer, where would you like me take me?
If you have many days like 7 or 8days, I will take you to Kyoto and Hiroshima. In Kyoto, there are a lot of temples and shrines. It's a very historical place. And, you can enjoy delicious Japanese traditional food. Also, there are a lot of Japanese style inns, so you can stay in Tatami room, and experience Japanese atmosphere there. And I will take you to Hiroshima. There is bomb dome and museum.
(それでOKみたいな顔をしたのでここで終わる)
A:OK. What motivates you to become a tour guide?
motivates・・・
A:Yes. It means "why"?
Yes, I studied tourism in university, and I learned about inbound. So that's why I want to become a tour guide.
A:Ok. That's all. Thank you.
Thank you very much!
文化の分野から1問、歴史の分野から1問などと決まっているようでした。緊張のため、問題の順番やその他忘れてしまった事項も結構ありますが、流れはこのような感じでした。17:05受付開始にもかかわらず、17時にはすでに受験会場前に待機していました。だいぶ速いペースで進んでいたようです。対応してくれた恐らくアルバイトの学生によると、今年の試験会場数は37だということでした。それぞれの面接時間はちょうど7〜8分程度で、本当にあっという間。これで終わりなの?という印象でした。たくさんの質問をされたというよりも、ひとつの質問に対して色々突っ込まれて詳しく聞かれたという印象があるのは、私の説明が十分でなかったからかもしれません。また、最初の「桜以外にどのような花が見られますか?」という質問は、本当に意外で、予想だにしなかった質問だったため、ここで早速ペースを狂わされてしまいました。桜に関する説明ならうまくできるのに、それ以外の花についてなど、じっくり考えれば浮かぶのでしょうが、そのときは頭が真っ白になって全く思いつきませんでした。
 

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