受験者( 78 ):女性
 
Hello
A:Hello, good evening
B:good evening
Good evening
B:Please put your belongings on the desk
Thank you
B:Please take a seat
Thank you
A:How are you today?
I'm good. But I'm a bit nervous.
A:Don't be so nervous.
(やさしそうににっこり微笑んで)
Yes, I try not to so nervous.
A:What is your name?
My name is ....
A:Where are you from?
I'm from .... ward Tokyo. A:Where would you take them if your friends from abroad?
If they are interested in the traditional Japanese gardens and temples, I would take them to Kyoto, because there are historical interest and scenic beauty.
A:Which season is the best season if you take them to Kyoto?
I think spring is the best season, because there are a lot of beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyoto.
(その後続けて話そうとしたが、次の質問へ移る)
A:Why does Japan have a lot of earthquakes?
This is because Japan is on the cir-cum pacific seismic belt. That's why we have a lot of earthquakes.
A:What should I do if I meet with an earthquake in Japan on the street?
Well, let me see, please imitate someone's acting on the street.(二人してえっっ??といった顔をしていたので、これはまずいと思い、何とかまともな答えをひねり出そうとして、)
Oh, also please not too close big buildings, because there is a lot of glass or wood on the street.
(あせってしまって文法が怪しすぎる英語になってしまったが、言った内容は通じたように思われ、多少ほっとする(汗))
A:Can women become an emperor?
Unfortunately, under today's Imperial household law, women can not become an emperor, but there are a lot of chances women can become an emperor.
A:Are there women emperors or prime ministers in Japan so far?
(声が小さく聞き取りにくいため、ついくせでsorry?と聞きなおしてしまった)
As for emperor, we ever had eight emperors who were women. For prime minister, I suppose there are no women prime ministers.
A:what do you think women become an emperor?
I agree with this idea, because we ever had eight emperors who were women. what I’m trying to say is a little bit complicated, so the point is whether the emperor is man or woman, so the point is whether the emperor has male lineage or not. Probably most Japanese people agree woman becomes an emperor. So the problem is their lineage.
(かなり突っ込んだ内容を言ってしまい激しく後悔したが、言ってしまった以上後にはひけず、ひらきなおった。)
A:Yes, it's complicated.
A:What is the difference between maiko geisha and geiko?
Yes, geisha is a kimono clad female entertainer who is trained traditional arts dancing singing conversation and who serves as a party companion and hostess. (なぜか先に違いを説明しようとしたが、300選が先に出てしまい、なぜか芸者の説明しかしていないことに気づき、あわてて)
The difference between the three is their ages. Maiko is very young girl who are from 15 to 18 years old, and geisha is about over 25 and geiko is more adult ladies.
(実際に芸子と芸者の違いを知らずにかなりあてずっぽうの解答の仕方をしてしまった。)
A:What is enka?
(なぜか演歌についての300選の説明をド忘れしてしまい(汗))
Enka is a type of music and it takes sad romance. Its lyric is often taken sad romance, and it's especially popular among elderly people.
(sad romance といったところでBが笑っており、つられて私も苦し紛れの解答に苦笑する)
A:Do you like enka?
Mm, well...., it depends on the songs.
これで、終了です。といった感じのことが言われたと思います。
終了後、もう緊張はほぐれましたか?といった類のことが試験官Aから英語で聞かれ、満面の笑みでYes!と言ったのを覚えている。
全般的に笑みが絶えず、和やかに進みましたが、試験官Aの方の声が小さく、面接中に3回ぐらい聞きなおしたことが悔やまれます。また、演歌が出てこず、肝心な説明がされていないことに気づき後々考えると、顔から火がでそうです。
 

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