受験者( 80 ):女性
 
(入室して席に着くまで歩きながら)
B:Good morning!
Good morning!
B:How are you?
I'm fine, thank you
(席の横に立つ)
A:Have a seat, please.
(A試験官も英語で会話をするのか、と少々戸惑い、Thank youと言うべきところ言葉が出ず、会釈をするのみで着席する)
A:May I have your name, please?
My name is ....
A:Where do you live?
I live in .... City, Tokyo
B:Where is .... City?
It is west side of Tokyo
B:How long did it take to come here?
It took about one hour,,,aaa,,,one and a half hour.
(緊張でだいぶどもりました・・・)
B:Huh... What is your town's specialty?
(specialtyと聞かれたと思いますが、特に何も思いつかず困りました)
Well. There is a lot of greenery...
B:For example?
There is a small mountain near my house and it's a small town, so it has a cozy atmosphere B:OK, now I'm asking you some question. I like skiing, where do you recommend?
I recommend you go to Hokkaido, especially Niseko area.
Niseko is very famous for its powder snow.
Also, it is very popular among not only Japanese, but also Australians nowadays.
B:Is there any nearer place?
Yes, then how about Nagano Prefecture?
The Olympic game was held in Nagano several years ago, so it is also a good place for skiing.
B:How do I get there?
You can get on the bullet train, shinkansen, from Ueno station to Nagano Prefecture.
B:All right, good. I'll ask about history. Who was the last Shogun?
The last Shogun was Yoshinobu Tokugawa, the last shogun of Tokugawa shogunate. He gave back his political power to the emperor.
B:Why did he give it back?
Because Japan needed to establish a new government instead of Tokugawa shogunate. The Meiji Restoration took place in 1868 and new government was established, the new government established new Japan.
(緊張のあまり意味の分からない抽象的なことを言ってしまいました)
B:OK. Tell me about one of the most famous factory.
Toyota is one of the most famous companies. Toyota became world No.1 car maker overtaking GM lately.
(factoryと言われたのにmakerを答えてしまいました)
B:Ah. Can I visit their factory?
Well, I'm not sure, but I think you can visit one of their factories in Toyota city in Aichi Prefecture.
B:Ok, thank you. This is the last question, Why do you want became a tour guide?
I'm very interested in cultural exchange because my major was international relations when I was in college. Also, I like to talk with people who have different backgrounds, so I'd like to tell them about Japan as well as learn about other countries.
B:Good. Well done. Thank you.
A:Thank you.
Thank you very much.
(ネイティブ試験官は終始笑顔でしたが、日本人試験官の視線が鋭く非常に緊張し、ところどころ詰まったりしてしまいました。
最後にwell doneとは言ってもらえましたが、幾つか失敗もあり不安です。ただ、沈黙はないよう心がけ、笑顔で応答はできました)
 

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