Mの部屋(仮題) リターンズ

英会話スクールとかオンラインレッスンとかTOEIC(980点)とか英検(1級合格)とかの情報を公開、共有。しばらく前にHPを公開していたがサービスが終了、久しぶりに復活したので、"リターンズ"。英検でも、TOEICでもそこそこ挫折を味わって、色々考えてきたので、参考にしていただけることはあるかも。


バーチャル二次試験で見る、英検3級、準2級、2級の2次試験の流れ

英検3級、準2級、2級の2次試験の流れを英検のバーチャル二次試験でみてみた。

 

www.eiken.or.jp

このバーチャル二次試験で、2次試験の流れはイメージできるようになっている。音声と吹き出しにより、実際の面接官と受験者のやり取りが確認できるようになっている。

ただ、このアニメーションのようにすらすらと答えるのはかなり難しそうとは思われる。特に2級の受験者の音声を聞くと、かなり発音がよくてすらすら回答しているので、これを見るとちょっと心配になりそうな気がするが、たぶんこれはかなり理想的な回答のはずなので、あんまり心配しすぎないほうがよいかもしれない。

なるべくこのアニメーションのように応答できるように目標と考えておけばよいと思う。自分が2級を受験した当時、こんなにすらすら答えられなかったはずだが、一応合格はできたので。

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3級

入室、「面接カード」を渡す

面接官: Hello.
受験者: Hello.
面接官: Can I have your card, please?
受験者: Yes.
面接官: Thank you.

着席

面接官: Please, sit down.
受験者: OK. Thank you.

氏名・級の確認、挨拶

面接官: Good morning.
受験者: Good morning.
面接官: My name is Michael Green. What's your name, please?
受験者: My name is Natsuko Sakamoto.
面接官: Miss Sakamoto, this is the Grade 3 test, OK?
受験者: Yes.
面接官: Miss Sakamoto, how are you today?
受験者: I'm fine.
面接官: Good.

「問題カード」を受け取る

面接官: OK, let's start the test. This is your card.
受験者: Thank you.

(問題内容および回答のサンプル)

パッセージの黙読

面接官: First, please read the passage silently for 20 seconds.

パッセージの音読

面接官: Now, please read it aloud.
受験者: Listening to the Radio. There are many kinds of radio programs. People often enjoy listening to sports or their favorite songs. People can learn English and other languages from the radio, so it is very useful.

パッセージについての質問(No.1)

面接官: Now, I'll ask you five questions.
受験者: OK.
面接官: No.1 Please look at the passage. What can people learn from the radio?
受験者: They can learn English and other languages

イラストについての質問(No.2, No.3)

面接官: No.2 Please look at the picture. What is the man going to do?
受験者: He's going to read the newspaper.
面接官: No.3 How many cups are there on the table.
受験者: There are two.

「問題カード」を裏返す

面接官: Now, Miss. Sakamoto, please turn the card over.

受験者自身について問う質問(No.4, No.5)

面接官: No.4 What do you like to do on weekends?
受験者: I like to play tennis.
面接官: No. 5 Have you ever been to a foreign coutry?
受験者: Yes.
面接官: Please tell me more.
受験者: I've been to America.

「問題カード」を面接委員に返す

面接官: OK, Miss Sakamoto, this is the end of the test. May I have your card back, please?
受験者: Here you are.
面接官: Thank you.

退室

面接官: You may go now. Good-bye.
受験者: Bye.
面接官: Have a nice day.
受験者: Thank you.

 

準2級

入室、「面接カード」を渡す

面接官: Hello.
受験者: Hello.
面接官: Can I have your card, please?
受験者: Yes.

着席

面接官: Thank you. Please, have a seat.
受験者: Thank you.

氏名・級の確認、挨拶

面接官: My name is Mary Fisher. May I have your name, please?
受験者: Yes. My name is Hiroshi Tanaka.
面接官: Mr. Tanaka, this is the Grade Pre-2 test, OK?
受験者: OK.
面接官: How are you today?
受験者: I'm fine.

「問題カード」を受け取る

面接官: OK. Now, let's start the test. Here's your card.
受験者: Thank you.

(問題内容および解答のサンプル)

パッセージの黙読

面接官: First, please read the passage silently for 20 seconds.

パッセージの音読

面接官: All right. Now, please read it aloud.
受験者: Recycling. These days, rcycling is becoming common in people's daily lives. Most towns and cities collect cans and plastic bottles for recycling. Many families use products made from recycled paper, and in this way, they try to make the environment better. It is becoming more important to take care of the environment.

パッセージについての質問(No.1)

面接官: Now, I'll ask you five questions.
受験者: OK.
面接官: No.1 According to the passage, how do many families try to make the environment better?
受験者: By using products made from recycled paper.

イラストについての質問(No.2, No.3)

面接官: No.2 Now, please look at the people in Picture A. They are doing different things. Tell me as much as you can about what they are doing.
受験者: A man is putting a box of bottles on a truck. A woman is planting some flowers. A woman is walking her dog. A man is painting the wall. A boy is riding a bicycle.
面接官: No.3 Now, look at the girl in Picture B. Please describe the situation.
受験者: She can't buy a drink because there are a lot of bicycles in front of the vending machine.

「問題カード」を裏返す

面接官: Now, Mr. Tanaka, please turn over the card and put it down.

受験者自身について問う質問(No.4, No.5)

面接官: No.4 Do you think drinks in plastic bottles will be more popular in the future?
受験者: Yes.
面接官: Why?
受験者: People can carry drinks easily in plastic bottles. More kinds of drinks will be sold in these bottles.
面接官: No. 5 There are many kinds of newspapers in Japan today. Do you usually read a newspaper?
受験者: Yes.
面接官: Please tell me more.
受験者: I think reading a newspaper is very useful. I can get a lot of news and information every day.

「問題カード」を面接委員に返す

面接官: All right, Mr. Tanaka, this is the end of the test. Could I have the card back, please?
受験者: Here you are.
面接官: Thank you.

退室

面接官: You may go now.
受験者: Goodbye.
面接官: Goodbye. Have a nice day.
受験者: Thank you.

 

2級

入室、「面接カード」を渡す

面接官: Hello.
受験者: Hello.
面接官: Can I have your card, please?
受験者: Yes. Here you are.
面接官: Thank you.

着席

面接官: Please, have a seat.
受験者: Thank you.

氏名・級の確認、挨拶

面接官: My name is Mike Green. May I have your name, please?
受験者: Yes. My name is Natsuko Sakamoto.
面接官: Ms. Sakamoto, this is the Grade 2 test, OK?
受験者: OK.
面接官: how are you today?
受験者: I'm fine. Thank you.

「問題カード」を受け取る

面接官: OK. Now, let's start the test. Here's your card.
受験者: Thank you.

(問題内容および解答のサンプル)

パッセージの黙読

面接官: First, please read the passage silently for 20 seconds.

パッセージの音読

面接官: All right. Now, please read it aloud.
受験者:  A New Service for Parents. It can be troublesome for parents with young children to go shopping in crowded places. For this reason, more shopping centers have started offering their customers childcare services.Some customers with chidren choose shopping centers that provide these services. In this way, they do their shopping more easily. Such services are becoming available even in places such as theaters and hospitals.

パッセージについての質問(No.1)

面接官: Now, I'll ask you four questions. No.1 According to the passage, how do some customers with children do their shopping more easily?
受験者: By choosing shopping centers that provide childcare services.

No.2の考慮時間

面接官: No.2 Now, please look at the picture and describe the situation. You have 20 seconds to prepare. Your story should begin with the sentence on the card.

イラストの展開説明(No.2)

面接官:Please, begin.
受験者:One day, the Sasaki family went to an art museum that offered childcare services. Mr.Sasaki said to his wife, "They'll take care of our baby while we look around." Ten minutes later, Mr. Sasaki was putting his bag into a locker. Mrs. Sasaki was looking forward to seeing the paintings with her husband. Two hours later at the gift shop, Mr. Sasaki was choosing a toy for their baby. Mrs. Sasaki was worried that their baby might be crying.

「問題カード」を裏返す

面接官: Now, Ms. Sakamoto, please turn over the card and put it down.

受験者自身の意見を問う質問(No.3, No.4)

面接官: No.3 Some people say that parents today give too much freedom to their children. What do you think about that?
受験者: I agree. These day, parents are not strict enough. As a result, children's manners are getting worse.
面接官: No. 4 Today, many people buy secondhand goods such as used books and used clothing. Do you think more people will buy secondhand goods in the future?
受験者: Yes.
面接官: Why?
受験者: People can save money by buying used goods. Also, I think secondhand stores will sell more kinds of things.

「問題カード」を面接委員に返す

面接官: All right, Ms. Sakamoto, this is the end of the test. Could I have the card back, please?
受験者: Here you are.
面接官: Thank you.

退室

面接官: You may go now.
受験者: Thank you.
面接官: Goodbye. Have a nice day.
受験者: You, too. Goodbye.

 

共通の注意事項

3級、準2級、2級とも共通で、"パッセージについての質問(1)"の冒頭で下記の注意事項の記載あり。

・質問が聞き取れなかった場合など、自然な流れの中で行われた「聞き返し」なら、減点の対象になりません。ただし、不自然に行われたり、繰り返し聞き返したりした場合は、減点の対象になります。

・質問に対して答えている途中で、口ごもるなどして応答が滞る場合には、次の質問に進むことがあります。

・質問に関して、ゆっくり話してほしいなどのお願いや、その内容や文の意味の確認などをすることはできません。

自分が2級を受けたとき、1回は聞きなおしてもよいと理解していたので、時間稼ぎのために、聞き直しはした記憶がある。