インタビュアー George Wallace 先生
Interview with two first-year students, Ryo Nomura and
G： Hello. Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed.
Ryo(R): No problem!
Ikumi(I): You’re welcome!
G： So, let’s begin. Your first question is this . . .
R： Oh dear! It’s going to be really hard, isn’t it?
G： No. Not really. The question is: what is your favourite
I： (laughing) Blue!
G： Why do you like blue?
I： It makes me feel relaxed.
R： I thought Ikumi was going to say purple.
G： Why is that?
R： Well, they say that purple is the colour of frustration!
G： Really? I didn’t know that.
I： (frowning) Please ignore him. He’s crazy.
R： What about you, George? What is your favourite colour?
G： I like yellow a lot. It’s the colour of sunshine. But
I also like purple, too. Next question: what is your favourite
word or phrase?
G： I agree with you. Both those words are really important
in life, aren’t they? Next question: what surprised you
when you first came to Daito?
R： There are a lot of teachers who come from English-speaking
countries. And they are so different from the teachers I
had at high school.
G： In what way are they different?
R： There is such a variety of people! They come from many
different countries, not just the USA, but also Britain,
Australia, Canada, New Zealand . . .
I： And some of them are strict, while others are really
G： Anything else that surprised you?
I： The campus here at Higashi Matsuyama is so green. It
is surrounded by nature on all sides.
R： The campus is so big!
G： Really? It’s not that big, surely? Perhaps I am just
used to more space in England.
R： Maybe . . .
G： What do you like about the campus in particular?
I： The pork cutlet curry in the canteen!
G： Does it taste so good?
I： It tastes pretty good, but the best thing about it is
the amount of food you get. It’s really cheap, too.
G： I’ll have to try it next time I am here. Usually I eat
in the Seikyo buffet.
R： That’s where all the foreign students go to eat.
I： Yes, and all the female students . . .
G： So why don’t you go there?
I： I’m shy!
R： And he’s greedy! The girls all want fancy food, but
we boys just want volume!
G： I see. Okay, another question: what books have you read
R： Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.
I： That doesn’t count! We read that in class with George!
G： What about you, Ikumi?
I： I read a biography about James Brown, the soul singer.
G： Hey, that sounds interesting. Why did you choose to
read about him?
I： I like dancing and he was one of the world’s best dancers.
I really respect him.
G： His song It’s A Man’s World (But It’d Be Nothing Without
A Woman) is one of my favourite songs.
I： Wow! Really?
R： Can you sing it for us, George? I don’t think I know
that one . . .
G： (laughing) Maybe next time!
R： Are you shy, too?
G： Of course! And finally . . . my last question for you
today. Have you ever visited a foreign country? And if so,
I： I went to the USA once, a few years ago.
G： Did you like it?
I： Yes, it was good. What I remember the most is that wherever
I went, people would talk to me. Total strangers! Americans
are so friendly.
G： Thanks for coming today. We had better stop now. The
next class will be beginning soon!
R： Is this really going to go on the website?
G： Of course!