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深夜メンテナンスのお知らせ

お客さま各位

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下記の時間帯に、サーバーメンテナンスを実施いたします。

■メンテナンス日時

・2020年10月24日(土)午前1時00分 ~ 午前1時30分

メンテナンス中は、Weblio英会話のサービスを停止させていただきます。
また、上記の時間帯のレッスンの予約・受講はできません。

お客様には大変ご不便をおかけいたしますが、
なにとぞご理解を賜りますよう、よろしくお願いいたします。

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サーバーメンテナンスのお知らせ

お客さま各位

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下記の時間帯に、サーバーメンテナンスを実施いたします。

■メンテナンス日時

・2020年10月28日(水)午前10時00分 ~ 午後13時00分

メンテナンス中は、Weblio英会話のサービスを停止させていただきます。
また、上記の時間帯のレッスンの予約・受講はできません。

お客様には大変ご不便をおかけいたしますが、
なにとぞご理解を賜りますよう、よろしくお願いいたします。

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マイページに累積学習時間の表示を開始しました

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただきありがとうございます。

本日は、機能追加のお知らせです。
この度、英会話のマイページに「累積学習時間」を表示する機能を追加しました。
これまでの学習時間を数字で把握する事で、日ごろの学習の積み重ねの実感や、英語学習意欲の維持にお役立ていただければと存じます。

※累積学習時間は、レッスンステータスが「完了」になっているレッスンを元に集計しています。

以下、PC画面・スマートフォン(タブレット)画面の表示仕様となります。
ご確認ください。

表示箇所

●PC画面

プロフィール画像・名前・編集選択の下<左サイド>
累積学習時間の表示_PC_英会話公式コラムのお知らせ

●スマートフォン(タブレット)画面

レッスンを予約するボタンの下
累積学習時間の表示_SP_英会話公式コラムのお知らせ

10/14(水)アクセス障害のお知らせ

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただき誠にありがとうございます。

本日10月14日(水)11時頃から11時半までの間、弊社アクセス障害により
サービスサイトへ接続しづらい状態が発生いたしました。
現在は解消しております。

同時間帯にレッスンが受講できなかった場合は、
サポートにて振替レッスンの手配をいたします。
お手数でございますが、以下のお問い合わせページよりご連絡くださいませ。

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「ビジネス・文法別・子供向け」の教材追加のお知らせ

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただきありがとうございます。

この度、Weblio英会話に新しいビジネス向け・文法別・子供向けと、3種類の教材を追加しました。
Weblio英会話の教材を、皆さまのより充実した英会話学習にお役立て頂ければ幸いです。

>>>Weblio英会話で利用できる教材を確認する

今回新しく追加した3種類の教材について、ご説明いたします。
今後のレッスンで使用する教材の検討にご活用ください。

1、ビジネス教材(テーマ別)

会議・プレゼン・面接といったテーマ別のビジネス教材を追加しました。
特定のビジネスシーンについて、集中して演習できる教材です。ビジネス英会話で出てくる語彙の習得、ロールプレイを通した会話練習を通して、ビジネス会話力を身に着けることができます。
ビジネス教材も、他の教材同様に無料でご利用いただけます。

▼ビジネス教材例
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/material-list-regular#business-english-theme

2、文法別教材

中学レベルの英文法の学びなおしに取り組める教材となります。
基礎から始まり、文法分野ごとに選択いただけます。
こちらの教材をご利用いただければ、英語が久しぶりで挫折してしまった方でも、
学び直しをしていただける教材です。

▼文法別教材例
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/material-list-regular#grammar

3、子供(園児・児童)向け教材

今までご提供できていなかったお子様向けの教材を追加しました。
初めて英語に触れるお子様が、英語に親しんでいただける教材です。ABCから始まり、簡単な短い文章を学ぶことができます。
小さなお子様に早いうちから英語学習を取り入れたいとご検討の方に、ぜひご利用いただきたい内容です。

▼子供向け教材
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/material-list-regular#kids

何かご不明な点がありましたら、お気軽にこちらからお問い合わせください。
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10/14 サーバーメンテナンスのお知らせ

お客さま各位

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただき誠にありがとうございます。
下記の時間帯に、サーバーメンテナンスを実施いたします。

■メンテナンス日時
・2020年10月14日(水)午前10時00分 ~ 午後1時00分

メンテナンス中もレッスンの予約・受講は可能です。

※上記時間帯に一時的に講師画像及び、会員さまがマイページに登録されている画像が
 表示されない時間帯が発生いたします。

お客様には大変ご不便をおかけいたしますが、
なにとぞご理解を賜りますよう、よろしくお願いいたします。

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Logical Thinking Training_sample

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words below. Please repeat after me. I will check your pronunciation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART A_2

1.
cheerful
2.
big-hearted
3.
bossy
4.
outspoken
5.
mean
PART A_3

Now, let’s review some words from part A_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part A_2.)

PART A_4

PART B_1

We will read aloud the passage below. Please repeat after me. I will check your pronunciation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART B_2

In the middle of a conversation, Japanese people often ask each other, “What blood type are you?” Why do Japanese people like to categorize people on almost any occasion? For example, they call those who think logically “left-brained,” and those who think emotionally “right-brained.” Similarly, many people keep on labeling others as the “science” type or the “art” type, even years after college graduation. Perhaps categorizing people by blood type is the most extreme example. Maybe it’s true that people can be categorized into types based on what they have in common. However, if you ask “What is your blood type?” to foreigners you meet for the first time, they will be surprised. Perhaps in a country like America, where everyone has a different background, categorizing people is useless.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART C_1

Please summarize the article above in your own words. You may refer to the Summary chart part on your own textbook if needed.
Please start your summary with “The article describes that …”.

PART C_2

The article describes that
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your answer. After that, please read aloud your corrected answer.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Express your opinions on the following topics. You will be asked to give two answers. Your first answer should start with “I agree ~”. Your second answer should start with “I disagree ~”.

PART D_2

Do you agree or disagree that one’s personality is influenced by his/her blood type and why?
I agree that
I have two reasons for this.
Firstly,
Secondly,
For these reasons, I believe that

PART D_3

Now, let’s review your answer.
(Please send the corrected answer to your student.)

PART D_4

PART D_5

Now try to express your opinion in a negative way. Your answer should start with “I disagree ~.”

PART D_6

Do you agree or disagree that one’s personality is influenced by his/her blood type and why?
I disagree that
I have two reasons for this.
Firstly,
Secondly,
For these reasons, I believe that

PART D_7

Now, let’s review your answer.
(Please send the corrected answer to your student.)

PART D_8

PART E_1

Now, let’s review todady’s lesson.
I will give you my score for each criterion and my overall feedback.

PART E_2

1. The studednt was able to speak in a clear voice that is easy to follow.
Score: 1—-2—-3—-4—-5
(1:strongly disagree, 2:disagree, 3:undecided, 4:agree, 5:strongly agree)
2. The studednt was able to speak in a confident and relaxed manner.
Score: 1—-2—-3—-4—-5
(1:strongly disagree, 2:disagree, 3:undecided, 4:agree, 5:strongly agree)
3. The studednt was able to use appropriate phrases to express his or her ideas.
Score: 1—-2—-3—-4—-5
(1:strongly disagree, 2:disagree, 3:undecided, 4:agree, 5:strongly agree)
4. The studednt was able to orally comment on the given passage in detail.
Score: 1—-2—-3—-4—-5
(1:strongly disagree, 2:disagree, 3:undecided, 4:agree, 5:strongly agree)

10/7(水)アクセス障害のお知らせ

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただき誠にありがとうございます。

本日10月7日(水)11時頃から11時半までの間、弊社アクセス障害により
サービスサイトへ接続しづらい状態が発生いたしました。
現在は解消しております。

同時間帯のレッスンが受講できなかった場合は、
サポートにて振替レッスンの手配をいたしますので、
お手数でございますが、以下のお問い合わせページよりご連絡くださいませ。

▽Weblio英会話 お問い合わせ
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/mypage/inquiry

ご不便をお掛けして恐縮でございますが、
今後ともWeblio英会話をお引き立てくださいますようお願い申し上げます。

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Business Negotiation 2

PART A_1

First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2

1. Successful negotiation requires the ability to ask, listen to, and affirm what the other side is saying.
2. Listen to the proposal and identify the problem. Use expressions like, “What’s your policy on…?” and “How did you arrive at that?”
3. It’s important to listen to and confirm what the other side is saying. Be sure to fully comprehend the area of disagreement by saying, “The area where we disagree is…”
PART B_1

We will read aloud the dialogue below. Once we are done, we will switch roles and read aloud the dialogue again. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
PART B_2

A: What’s your policy on cost for large orders?
B: Our policy for large orders doesn’t differ from our policy on smaller orders.
A: I see. How did you arrive at that?
B: Cost is based on each individual unit sold
A: So the area we disagree on is your policy on discounts?
B: It appears so. How many units are you interested in purchasing?
A: We are interested in 100 units to begin with, but of course it depends on price.
A: Okay, I think I understand where you’re coming from.
PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and expressions from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART C_1

Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART C_2

1. Think of a time when you had to work out a disagreement. Were you able to listen to the other side?
Answer:
2. Do you consider yourself a good listener?
Answer:
3. Are you able to listen objectively?
Answer:
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s do a role play with the given situations.

PART D_2

Situation: You are a representative of the purchaser. You need to clarify the supplier’s side and confirm your understanding of the situation.

(Your tutor will pretend to be the representative of the supplier.)
Expressions: – What’s your policy on…
– The area where we disagree is…

Expert Business: Evaluation and Giving Feedback

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

Let’s practice some expressions. I will read each sentence first. Please read after me.
READ

When briefing tasks to employees , we may use the following expressions:

  1. I called for this meeting to brief you on a project that we are going to work on at the highest priority.
  2. I need you to oversee the developments of this project.
  3. Please make an assessment of our current resources based on that report. 
  4. You are assigned to look into the feasibility of this project’s completion in 3 months.
READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Mr. Evans and you will be Ms. Robins. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.
READ

 

One morning, Mr. Evans called for a meeting to brief Ms. Robins on an important project.


 
Good morning, Ms. Robins. Thank you for making it despite the short notice. Please have a seat. As you already know, the company is set to launch new marketing campaigns across Central Europe within the next 8 months. I want you and your team to look into the feasibility of providing customer services here in the head office. Currently, the sales department on our branch offices handles everything concerning customer relations, but it is expected they will not be able to handle the influx of customers when the campaigns start.
 
Understood. May I ask which branch office are we assigned to coordinate with?

You and your team will be assigned to coordinate with one of the branch offices in Germany–the one in Berlin.
Duly noted. Here is the report you requested about the current operations.

 
Thank you. I will review your report as soon as I can. Here is mine. Please make an assessment of our current resources based on that report. Also, could you prepare a list of customer concerns and related processes that you and your team can handle?
 
Sure, I could do that. Allow me to get back with you on Friday.

Thank you. Let us keep each other posted on the latest developments.
CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions based on the dialogue.
ANSWER

1. What did Mr. Evans want Ms. Robins to do with his report?
Answer: ________________
2. What tasks did Mr. Evans give Ms. Robins?
Answer: ________________
GUESS THE MEANING

Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word in each sentence.

ANSWER
  1. a. activities done to achieve goals
  2. c. possibility
  3. b. mass arrival

ANSWER

  1. The latest marketing campaign is successful.
    1. activities done to achieve goals
    2. management of people to achieve goals
    3. suggestions rejected to maximize performance
  2. The feasibility of this project to be depends on the team’s resourcefulness.
    1. ability
    2. future
    3. possibility
  3. The influx of customers is unexpected.
    1. anger
    2. mass arrival
    3. slow arrival
CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions.
ANSWER

1. Was there ever a time you were frustrated at work because of unclear instructions given by your colleagues? How did you deal with the situation?
Answer: ________________
2. Have you ever experienced being given tasks with impractical and unattainable goals/objectives? How did you deal with the situation?
Answer: ________________
SITUATION QUESTIONS

Please tell me what you will do given the following situations.
ANSWER

1. You were given tasks to complete on a very tight schedule, and you know you would not be able to finish them because you would be on a week-long vacation. What would you do?
Answer: ________________
2. You and your team were briefed on a new project, but you failed to take note of a few important details about the project. You knew that you would not be able to accomplish your tasks as intended because of that. What would you do?
Answer: ________________