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Exam interview

Interview checkpoints

What will you be asked during the interview? How should I answer?

Depending on the junior high school, the entrance examination may include an interview.

Check to see if your school of choice has an interview and take action in advance.

First of all, it is important to know what you are often asked.

If you have a question, practice so that you can answer it properly.

What are you often asked about?

* Why did you choose this school?

The motive for aspiration is almost always asked. While touching on the impressions of school information sessions and school festivals, let's be able to concretely say in your own words that the school's educational policy suits you.

* Please answer the route to school.

Answer the route from home to school.

"How many minutes on foot and how far can you go by train or bus from the nearest station?"

It can be used as a guide to whether you are willing to attend the school properly or whether you have visited the school several times.

* How long does it take to get to school?

Answer the total time it takes from home to school.

It seems that it also serves as a confirmation of whether it is the required time to continue attending for 6 years.

* Do you take the exam at other schools? Is there a concurrent application school? Which school is it?

Honestly answer the school you are going to take. If you pass, you may be asked which school you will eventually go to.

* Please answer your strengths and weaknesses.

You can answer your good and bad points, but if you can't find your strengths, say the good points that your friends and family have told you.

Keep the weaknesses (such as scary or rushed). It's best to refrain from "short-tempered" and "satiating" because they don't give a very good impression. Finally, it would be better if you could convey your enthusiasm to make an effort to fix the weaknesses.

* Do you have any hobbies / special skills?

When it comes to hobbies, some elementary school students answer, "I don't have anything in particular." Even if you don't have any particular hobbies, let's try to answer what you are interested in, what you like, and what you are good at recently, instead of answering by thinking. Let's be able to answer how you became fond of it and why you became a special skill.

* What are your dreams and goals for the future?

You can answer the profession you are longing for in the future.

It can be a big dream that seems impossible. Be sure to explain why you have that dream and why.

* What did you do in elementary school?

Let's summarize what we did hard, such as in charge of committees, clubs, and school events.

You may want to say "study for entrance exams", but it is common to all the examinees that they did their best to study.

Be able to answer what you have done and what you have done at school.

* What book have you read recently?

Be sure to say the book you read so that you can answer the synopsis and impressions. Occasionally, you may be asked questions that are detailed in the content.

* What is the news you are interested in recently?

Read the news and newspapers carefully and decide in advance what kind of news you want to focus on. Then, state why you were interested and be able to express your thoughts and opinions. It would be better if you could summarize in your own opinion what you wondered about the theme and what you think it should be.

* What do you want to do or do your best in junior high school?

It could be about the research or club you are working on in that junior high school, or it could be the goal you want to achieve in your studies or junior high school. Other than that, you may want to overcome human relationships and subjects that you are not good at. In each case, be prepared to explain the reason.

* How was the written test?

Even if I thought I couldn't do it, I didn't answer "I couldn't do it at all", but "It was very difficult, but ..." I found a part that was better than usual and said, "I think I was able to do it." Let's tell you what you did and what you did your best.

* What was the most memorable thing or memory of your elementary school life?

It could be a school event or an episode that happened at school.

In addition to what impressed you, it would be nice to be able to explain why you were impressed.

* About friends

You will be asked about your good friends.

How did you become friends and what do you like?Let's be ready to answer what we often do together.

* About the teacher

You may be asked about your homeroom teacher, or you may be asked about the principal.

It's a good idea to find out what your teacher is good at and what you like so that you don't panic when asked "What kind of teacher are you?"

"-Teacher is very-and XX is amazing." And "I like XX."

* About family

You may be asked about your family structure. In addition to how many family members you have, how many brothers and sisters you have, you may be asked what your family is like. You may also be asked if your parents are on good terms or if you are on good terms with your siblings.

* Who do you respect?

You can say your parents, but you can also be a teacher or a great man.

Why do you respect it and what part do you respect? Let's be able to answer the reason.

* What are your strengths and weaknesses?

This is also often asked. The reason why I became good at itI hope you can answer.

For subjects that you are not good at, it would be good to answer what subject you are not good at and what you have been working on to overcome your weaknesses.

* What kind of club do you want to join?

Be sure to find out if the club you want to join is actually in school.

Be prepared to say why you want to join the club. Let's be able to answer any goals for the club.

* School is a place where you live in a group. What do you think is necessary for a group life?

You may be asked what you need to do to have a smooth group life for 6 years in middle and high school, such as thinking about people's feelings and valuing communication.

Frequently asked in parent-child interviews

What will be asked at a school that has an interview with a guardian?

It may vary from school to school, but here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

* Please tell us about your education policy at home.

* Why did you choose private / national? (It may be why you chose this school.)

* How do you want your child to grow up?
* Have you ever scolded your child severely?

* When do you scold?
* How would you like to grow after enrolling?
* What is interesting about this junior high school event?
* What do you think of this junior high school education policy?
* What have you valued in raising your child?
* When did you decide on your aspirations?

* Are you the one who decided, or are you your parents?
* What kind of experience do you expect your child to have in this junior high school?


* In addition to the above questions, is parent-child communication going well?

Parent-child relationships are points to be checked.

Be prepared so that there is no disagreement between parents and children.

Clothes for the interview

Even if it says "it doesn't matter what you look like", it's best to dress it clean and look good to some extent.

For example, for boys , blazer, shirt, and long pants.

For girls , blazer shirts and skirts are a good choice.

However, since it is cold, let's adjust it with leggings or tights.

For both men and women, it's a good idea to have something that can regulate your body temperature, such as a cardigan or vest.

Dad is a business suit. Moms like suits, but blazer and skirts are fine too.

However, it is safe to choose dark blue or gray instead of black suits for both.

Keep your accessories on watches, wedding rings, small earrings and necklaces.

Choose one that is not too flashy.

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