受験者( 44 ):女性

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<試験官A>

30歳前後の若い女性で、国籍は分からないのですが、非常に丁寧に質問し、答えを補ってくれたり、とても感じが良かったです。大きな4題の質問は、もっと長い文でした。少しこもる発音の為、私が、長い質問の内容を正確に把握出来ていない可能性があります。

<試験官B>

50歳前後の感じの良い日本人の男性でした。

質疑応答

Good morning.

Good morning.

Please take your seat.

Thank you.

Please tell me your name and address ?

My name is ........ from ........, ........

I will ask you several questions. May I start ?

Yes, please.

What kind of TV programs are popular in Japan ?

(TVの人気番組については、全く準備していなく、どうしよう、と思った途端、前日のTV番組が頭に浮かび)Yesterday I watched figure skating competition in the name of NHK. Asada Mao got the first prize.

How was the result ?

Japanese got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.

Do you like figure skating ?

Yes, because I did figure skating in my university days.

(微笑んでくれたように見えました)

Next question. How do you think that Japanese government should solve the problem of global warming ?

(日本政府? でどうしようと一瞬迷ったけれど、global warming については、我々が出来ることを考えていたので)Global warming is a very important problem. We should preserve the environment and should not waste natural resources. For example, I recycle newspapers, magazines, bottles, cans, and plastic. I decrease the use of gas, water, and electricity. I take a bicycle and train instead of car.

I want to know how the Japanese government should solve the problem of global warming to save Japan.

Japanese government... They should develop the technique, for example, by using the sea water.

You mean that technology will save Japan?

Yes, I believe so.

Then next question. How do you think that Meiji Restoration brought changes to Japan?

Meiji Restoration took place in 1868. Until then Japan took the policy of isolation. In order to close the gap between Western countries and Japan, Meiji government accelerated industrialization(この単語で舌がまわらず、三度位繰り返し)and took in many systems from Western countries, such as universal military system, universal educational system, and money basis taxation system. Japan was modernized and westernized radically in many fields and even its traditional lifestyle including food, hair style, and clothing.

Did Japan open the country ?

(この質問は助け舟という感じに聞こえたので)Yes, anti-Tokugawa leaders know(knewなのに)the importance of the Western countries.

I want to go to hot springs. Which hot spring do you recommend ?

I recommend that you go to Noboribetsu hot spring resort in Hokkaido.

In Hokkaido ?

Yes, it is in the northern part of Japan, northern island of Hakkaido, of Japan.(ちょっと混乱して)Located in the Shikotsu Toya national park, where the last summit was held,(ここでうなづいてもらったので)it is one of the most famous hot springs in Japan. There are eleven hot spring waters. It is so unique that it is nicknamed as "hot spring department store."

If I travel in winter, what can I do in Hokkaido?

There are famous ski resorts such as Niseko and Furano. Niseko is famous for high quality powder snow and various runs according to the levels of the skiers. It is famous not only Japanese but also foreign people, especially Australians.

I don't know ...........

(「オーストラリア人に特に有名です」という説明に、そう?という感じのコメントがあり、オーストラリアの方かな?と思いました)

How can I go there ?

By airplane.

From which airport?

From Haneda to Shin Chitose airport.

How much does it cost?

About 20,000 yen. Maybe.

Have you ever been there?

Yes, I have traveled throughout Hokkaido.

Thank you, that's all.

受験の感想

ハローで教えて下さる先生方は、非常に分かりやすく話してくださるので、それに甘え、耳の訓練が足らなかったと反省しています。短い質問文なら、内容を把握しやすいのですが、私にとっては苦手な、少しこもった、文章が明確に切れない話し方だったため、質問内容の把握に誤りがあるかもしれません。試験官、質問内容に関わらず、的確に応答出来るよう、普段から普通の速度の様々な英語に慣れ、日本について説明出来るよう準備すべきだと思いました。

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