My First International Conference in a While

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    My First International Conference in a While

    久しぶりの国際会議


    Today, I participated in an international conference and made a presentation in English for the first time in about two years.
    今日は、約2年ぶりに国際会議で英語で発表しました。

    It was an online Zoom conference, and I was very nervous.
    Zoomを用いたオンライン会議でしたが、とても緊張しました。

    The question and answer session after my presentation was my biggest fear.
    発表はなんとか終わったものの、問題はその後の質疑応答です。

    I was not confident that I would be able to answer English questions immediately, and well.
    英語を聞き、即座にうまく答えられる自信がありませんでした。

    Since the first question was simple, I managed to answer it. However, I could not quite understand the second question.
    1人目の質問は簡単な内容だったので、なんとか答えることができましたが、2人目の質問はうまく内容を理解できませんでした。

    Eventually, having no idea what to say, I said something like “Umm, it’s a difficult question for me…,” The questioner then said something like “Okay”, and the session was over.
    結局、なんと言ってよいかわからず、” Umm, it’s a difficult question for me…” と返したら “Okay” のように言われて、質疑が終わってしまいました。

    I must study harder.
    もっと精進します。

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