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14 Business Basics – Initiating Task

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when initiating tasks. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. concept 概念、考え
words: [noun:名詞] an idea
example: I’m having a hard time coming up with a concept .
2. brainstorming ブレインストーミング
words: [noun:名詞] a group discussion to solve problems
example: Can we do the brainstorming right now?
3. initiating 開始する
words: [verb:動詞] to begin
example: Thank you for initiating this.
4. communicate コミュニケーションをとる
words: [verb:動詞] to share or exchange information/ideas
example: I will also communicate with another department.
5. theme テーマ
words: [noun:名詞] a topic
example: What’s the theme for this year’s presentation?
6. checklist チェックリスト
words: [noun:名詞] a list of things to be done
example: I’ll also prepare a checklist of the things that we might need.
7. approach 近づく
words: [verb:動詞] come near
example: Please feel free to approach me if you need anything.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
concept
Answer:
brainstorming
Answer:
initiating
Answer:
communicate
Answer:
theme
Answer:
checklist
Answer:
approach
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Hello, Beth! I’m having a hard time coming up with (1) concept.
I have some ideas though I don’t know how to start.
Can we do the (2) brainstorming right now?”
Student: “Oh hi, Melissa! Thank you for (3) initiating this.
Yes, I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.”
Tutor: Go ahead. Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
Student: “I agree. I will also (4) communicate with another department for the number of
participants and this year’s presentation (5) theme.”
Tutor: I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
Student: “You’re right. I’ll also prepare a (6) checklist of the things that we might need.
Please feel free to (7) approach me if you need anything.”
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Hello, Beth! I’m having a hard time coming up with (1) ________.
I have some ideas though I don’t know how to start.
Can we do the (2) ________right now?”
Student: “Oh hi, Melissa! Thank you for (3) ________ this.
Yes, I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.”
Tutor: Go ahead. Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
Student: “I agree. I will also (4) _______ with another department for the number of participants
and this year’s presentation (5) ______.”
Tutor: I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
Student: “You’re right. I’ll also prepare a (6) ________ of the things that we might need.
Please feel free to (7) ________ me if you need anything. ”
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Can we do the brainstorming right now?
PART C_1
a. Yes, I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.
b. Actually, I don’t know where he went.
c. I just broke my laptop yesterday.
d. I’ll be leaving tomorrow night for Tokyo.
PART C_2
Hopefully, a better idea or concept would spring up after this.
PART C_2
a. Break a leg!
b. Proceed.
c. I agree.
d. You’re wrong.
PART C_3
I have some ideas I’d like to share with you, too.
PART C_3
a. It doesn’t matter.
b. Go ahead.
c. Keep me posted.
d. I haven’t heard that before.
PART C_4
I think it’s better if we write down our ideas so we won’t forget anything.
PART C_4
a. I’m confused.
b. Let’s have coffee.
c. I don’t know.
d. You’re right.
PART C_5
Please feel free to approach me if you need anything.
PART C_5
a. You’re really dependable.
b. Are you sure?
c. Are you alright?
d. You’re not here.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

15 Business Basics – Reporting task update

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when reporting task updates. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. follow up 追求する
words: [verb:動詞] to ask for an update or progress of a task or request
example: I would like to follow up on the research I assigned to you.
2. encounter 出会う
words: [verb:動詞] to come upon or meet with unexpectedly;to experience something
example: Did you encounter any problems?
3. data データ
words: [noun:名詞] individual facts, statistics, or items of information
example: Data gathering is challenging.
4. progress 進捗
words: [noun:名詞] a movement toward a goal
example: Kindly give me regular updates on your progress .
5. error エラー
words: [noun:名詞] a mistake
example: I can schedule a revision of this research if there are any error s.
6. revision 修正
words: [noun:名詞] the act of editing and correcting
example: I can schedule a revision of this research if there are any errors.
7. drop by 立ち寄る
words: [verb:動詞] to visit casually or unexpectedly
example: I will drop by your office.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
follow up
Answer:
encounter
Answer:
data
Answer:
progress
Answer:
error
Answer:
revision
Answer:
drop by
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Good morning, Anya. I would like to (1) follow up on the research I assigned to you last Monday.”
Student: Good Morning, Ms. Morgan. I’m almost done. I just need to write the last 2 pages.
Tutor: Did you (2) any problems?
Student: “Although (3) data gathering is challenging, my coworkers helped me throughout the process.”
Tutor: “Good to hear that. Kindly give me regular updates on your (4) progress, so I can schedule a (5)revision of this research if there are any (6) errors.”
Student: Definitely. I will (7) your office after I finish this.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Good morning, Anya. I would like to (1) _________ on the research I assigned
to you last Monday.”
Student: Good Morning, Ms. Morgan. I’m almost done. I just need to write the last 2 pages.
Tutor: Did you (2) _________ any problems?
Student: “Although (3) __________ gathering is challenging, my coworkers helped me throughout the process.”
Tutor: “Good to hear that. Kindly give me regular updates on your (4) ______, so I can schedule a (5) _____ of this research if there are any (6) _________.”
Student: Definitely. I will (7) __________ your office after I finish this.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
I would like to follow up on the research I assigned to you.
PART C_1
a. Sure! I’m almost done.
b. No, it is.
c. No, I’m okay.
d. Sure, I’m not.
PART C_2
Did you encounter any problems?
PART C_2
a. Yes, I don’t have.
b. Yes, I haven’t, but it went well.
c. None, everything’s fine.
d. None, everything are done well.
PART C_3
Kindly give me regular updates on your progress.
PART C_3
a. Sure! I can’t give you after I do this.
b. Definitely.
c. Okay. Wait an hour.
d. Please wait there.
PART C_4
Kindly help me on revisions and errors.
PART C_4
a. I can’t do help you.
b. I can help you maybe.
c. Sure. I could let that happen.
d. I can help you after I’m done with this.
PART C_5
Can I drop by your office later?
PART C_5
a. I’m not busy.
b. Sure, you will.
c. I’m not sure, but they’ll see.
d. Sure, you can.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

16 Business Basics – Going for a lunch break

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when going for lunch breaks. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. (something/it is) on me おごりで
words: [idiom:イディオム] means “I will pay the bill.”
example: Okay, your lunch is on me. (something/it is) on me
2. grateful 感謝して
words: [adjective:形容詞] feeling thankful or showing thanks
example: I’m truly grateful .
3. starve 飢える
words: [verb:動詞, 現在分詞 starving] to suffer extreme hunger
example: You won’t be able to work properly if you are starving. starve
4. cafeteria 食堂
words: [noun:名詞] a place where people get food
example: Let’s take our lunch at the cafeteria .
5. tight きつい
words: [adjective:形容詞] limited; low in supply
example: I’m on a tight budget.
6. inexpensive 安価な
words: [adjective:形容詞] low in price; cheap
example: I will have something inexpensive .
7. budget 予算
words: [noun:名詞] an amount of money available for spending
example: I’m on a tight budget .
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
(something/it is) on me
Answer:
grateful
Answer:
starve
Answer:
cafeteria
Answer:
tight
Answer:
inexpensive
Answer:
budget
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Kate, it’s break time. Let’s take our lunch at the (1) cafeteria.
Student: Sure, Sandy. What are you having?
Tutor: I’ll have some curry rice and dessert. What about you?
Student: “I’m not sure. I’m on a (2) tight (3) budget.
I will have something (4) inexpensive.”
Tutor: “Oh, I see. Okay, your lunch is (5) on me.
You won’t be able to work properly if you are (6) starving.”
Student: Really? Thank you, Sandy. I’m truly (7) grateful.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Kate, it’s break time. Let’s take our lunch at the (1) _________.
Student: Sure, Sandy. What are you having?
Tutor: I’ll have some curry rice and dessert. What about you?
Student: “I’m not sure. I’m on a (2) _______ (3) _______.
I will have something (4) ____________.”
Tutor: “Oh, I see. Okay, your lunch is (5) _______.
You won’t be able to work properly if you are (6) ________.”
Student: Really? Thank you, Sandy. I’m truly (7) _______.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
I’ll have some curry rice and dessert. What about you?
PART C_1
a. I will have something inexpensive.
b. Please take care.
c. Good stuff is coming our way.
d. Yes, I do.
PART C_2
Okay, your lunch is on me.
PART C_2
a. Yes!
b. You’re welcome.
c. Thank you.
d. Good bye.
PART C_3
Sure. What are you having?
PART C_3
a. I’m not hungry yet.
b. I’ll have something else.
c. I’ll have some curry rice and dessert.
d. Let’s eat together.
PART C_4
I’m on a tight budget.
PART C_4
a. Go home.
b. Your lunch is on me.
c. I’m sorry.
d. Thank you.
PART C_5
You’re welcome. I know you’d do the same for me.
PART C_5
a. I sure would.
b. I don’t know.
c. I don’t think so.
d. No way!
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

17 Business Basics – Drinking after work

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when you want to drink after work. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. deadline 期限、締め切り
words: [noun:名詞] a date or time when something must be finished
example: Drinking after work is the perfect way to forget our deadline s for a while.
2. reserved 予約した
words: [adjective:形容詞] kept for use by a particular person or group in a certain time
example: We have already reserved seats in the yakitori shop.
3. I’m in. 参加します
words: [idiom:イディオム] another way of saying ‘count me in’,which means ‘include me’
example: Are you going to the party? I’m in! I’m in.
4. block かたまり
words: [noun:名詞、複数形 blocks] a building, especially part of a complex
example: We have already reserved seats in the yakitori shop just a few block s away from here.
5. go dutch 割り勘でいく
words: [idiom:イディオム] share the cost of something
example: We’re going dutch. go dutch
6. range 範囲
words: [noun:名詞] limits
example: I guess it will range from ¥ 3,000 to ¥10,000.
7. foot the bill 支払う
words: [idiom:イディオムム] to pay for something
example: Since our boss is joining, let’s hope he’ll foot the bill .
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
deadline
Answer:
reserved
Answer:
I’m in.
Answer:
block
Answer:
go dutch
Answer:
range
Answer:
foot the bill
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Daichi-san, there’s a drinking party tonight at 8. Mr. Yamatsu, the managers, and some of the staff will be there.
Student: Yes, I’ve heard about that. Drinking after work is the perfect way to forget our (1) deadlines for a while and just relax.
Tutor: True. We have already (2) reserved seats in the yakitori shop just a few (3) blocks away from here. We can leave together if you want.
Student: Sure. (4) I’m in! How much do you think will it cost me?
Tutor: We’re (5) going dutch. I guess it will (6) range from ¥ 3,000 to ¥10,000. Since our boss is joining, let’s hope he’ll (7) foot the bill.
Student: I hope so. I’m sure everybody will enjoy the party tonight.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Daichi-san, there’s a drinking party tonight at 8. Mr. Yamatsu the managers, and some of the staff will be there.”
Student: “Yes, I’ve heard about that. Drinking after work is the perfect way to forget our (1) __________ for a while and just relax.”
Tutor: “True. We have already (2) __________ seats in the yakitori shop just a few (3) __________ away from here. We can leave together if you want.”
Student: Sure. (4) _________! How much do you think will it cost me?
Tutor: “We’re (5) __________. I guess it will (6) _________ from ¥ 3,000 to ¥10,000. Since our boss is joining, let’s hope he’ll (7)________.”
Student: I hope so. I’m sure everybody will enjoy the party tonight.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Who’s joining the party tonight?
PART C_1
a. It’s great to join the party.
b. The managers and some of the staff will be there.
c. The whole department will go.
d. I think they can’t join.
PART C_2
It’s the perfect way to forget deadlines and just relax.
PART C_2
a. I think it’s going to be boring.
b. That’s interesting!
c. Seem wrong!
d. I agree with you.
PART C_3
Do you want to leave together with us?
PART C_3
a. I have another plan next week.
b. Of course, I won’t!
c. Yes, that would be nice!
d. Sometimes.
PART C_4
How much do you think will it cost me?
PART C_4
a. That’s very cheap.
b. Too expensive.
c. It’s cheap for you.
d. I guess it will range from ¥ 3,000 to ¥10,000.
PART C_5
Who will foot the bill for the party tonight?
PART C_5
a. Hopefully, our boss will.
b. She will be joining.
c. Sometimes, our boss is.
d. Rarely, our boss.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

18 Business Basics – Asking for directions

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn new expressions to use when asking for directions. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. excuse 許す
words: [verb:動詞] politely getting someone’s attention
example: Excuse me. Could you tell me where the accounting department is? excuse
2. disturb 妨げる
words: [verb:動詞] stop someone from doing something
example: I’m sorry to disturb you.
3. secretary 秘書
words: [noun:名詞] person who handles routine work in the office
example: I am the new office secretary .
4. deliver 届ける
words: [verb:動詞] to bring something to someone
example: My boss asked me to deliver this to Ms. Williams.
5. ledger 元帳
words: [noun:名詞] a book or collection of financial accounts
example: Ms. Williams needs the ledger now.
6. around 周り
words: [adverb:副詞] close to a place
example: See you around the office.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
excuse
Answer:
disturb
Answer:
secretary
Answer:
deliver
Answer:
ledger
Answer:
around
Answer:
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “(1) Excuse me. I’m sorry to (2) disturb you, but could you please tell me
where the accounting department is?”
Student: “Sure, no problem. Go up the stairs to the third floor, then turn right.
The second door is their office. Are you a new employee?
I haven’t seen you here before.”
Tutor: “Yes, I’m the new (3) secretary of Mr. Brown. By the way, my name is ______ and
I’m from the purchasing department.
My boss asked me to (4) deliver these (5) ledgers to Ms. Williams.”
Student: “Oh, yes! She’s the accounting manager. I’m ______. Nice to meet you
and welcome to the company.”
Tutor: “Thank you so much for your help, ______. It’s nice meeting you, too.
I better get going. My boss said Ms. Williams needs these right now.”
Student: You are welcome _______. See you (6) around then.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “(1) ________ me. I’m sorry to (2)________ you, but could you please tell me
where the accounting department is?”
Student: “Sure, no problem. Go up the stairs to the third floor, then turn right.
The second door is their office. Are you a new employee?
I haven’t seen you here before.”
Tutor: “Yes, I’m the new (3) ________ of Mr. Brown. By the way, my name is ______ and
I’m from the purchasing department.
My boss asked me to (4) ________ these (5) ________ to Ms. Williams.”
Student: “Oh, yes! She’s the accounting manager. I’m ______. Nice to meet you,
and welcome to the company.”
Tutor: “Thank you so much for your help, ______. It’s nice meeting you, too.
I better get going. My boss said Ms. Williams needs these right now.”
Student: You are welcome _______. See you (6) ________ then.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Excuse me, could you please tell me where the accounting department is?
PART C_1
a. No, I’m busy.
b. Okay.
c. No, just ask the waiter.
d. Sure, no problem.
PART C_2
Are you a new employee? I haven’t seen you here before.
PART C_2
a. I am new yesterday.
b. Yes, I’m the new secretary here.
c. No, of course.
d. Yes, I’m a veteran.
PART C_3
My name is Karli and I’m from the purchasing department.
PART C_3
a. Hi, Karli.
b. Thanks.
c. Hello!
d. I’m Marie. Nice to meet you.
PART C_4
I’m Marie. Nice to meet you.
PART C_4
a. Good bye, Marie.
b. Thanks to you.
c. It’s nice meeting you, too.
d. Same here, Marie.
PART C_5
Thank you so much for your help.
PART C_5
a. I apologize.
b. You are welcome.
c. Okay then.
d. Next time.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

Going through airport immigration

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn expressions to use when going to through an airport immigration. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. data capture 情報取り込み
words: [noun:名詞] the action or process of gathering data
example: Put your index fingers on our biometric reader for data capture .
2. convention 大会、代表者会議
words: [noun:名詞] a meeting of people for a common purpose
example: I will attend a business convention .
3. index finger 人差し指
words: [noun:名詞] the finger next to the thumb
example: Put your index finger s on our biometric reader.
4. disembarkation card 入国カード
words: [noun:名詞] a document used by immigration authorities to obtain information about an incoming passenger
example: May I see your passport and disembarkation card , please?
5. biometric reader 生体識別リーダー
words: [noun:名詞] an electronic device used to determine a person’s identity
example: Put your index fingers on our biometric reader for data capture.
6. all set 準備完了
words: [idiom:イディオム] prepared; ready
example: You’re all set .
7. nature of visit 訪問の目的
words: [idiom:イディオム] purpose of visit
example: Could you tell me the nature of your visit? nature of visit
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
data capture
Answer:
convention
Answer:
index finger
Answer:
disembarkation card
Answer:
biometric reader
Answer:
all set
Answer:
nature of visit
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Konnichiwa! May I see your passport and (1) disembarkation card ?
Student: Hello! Here you go.

Tutor: Thank you. Could you tell me the (2) nature of your visit? How long are you staying?
Student: I will attend a business (3) convention. I will be staying here for three days.
Tutor: “Okay, please look at the camera,
and put your (4) index fingers on our (5) biometric reader for (6) data capture.
After this, you’re (7) all set. Enjoy your stay!”
Student:
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Konnichiwa! May I see your passport and (1) ___________?
Student: Hello! Here you go.
Tutor: Thank you. Could you tell me the (2) ___________? How long are you staying?
Student: I will attend a business (3) ___________. I will be staying here for three days.
Tutor: “Okay, please look at the camera,
and put your (4) ___________ on our (5) ___________ for (6) __________.
After this, you’re (7) ___________. Enjoy your stay!”
Student:
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
May I see your passport?
PART C_1
a. I see.
b. You’re welcome.
c. Thank you.
d. Here you go.
PART C_2
What is the nature of your visit?
PART C_2
a. I’m still unsure.
b. I will ask my recruiter.
c. I will attend a business convention.
d. I will put up a company.
PART C_3
How long are you staying?
PART C_3
a. I am an immigrant.
b. I will be staying here for three days.
c. As long as I want.
d. Thank you.
PART C_4
Enjoy your stay!
PART C_4
a. Thank you so much, officer.
b. No, thanks.
c. Have an awful day.
d. Yes, you may.
PART C_5
Here, don’t forget your passport.
PART C_5
a. Go!
b. Good bye.
c. Thank you so much.
d. You’re welcome.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

20 Business Interaction – Participating in a meeting

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn how to participate in a meeting. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
PART A_2
transcribe (v.)
minutes (n.)
unbiased (adj.)
resolution (n.)
minute taker (n.)
PART A_3
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
PART A_4
1. The _________ for the client meeting was stuck in traffic.
2. To _________ an audio recording is challenging.
3. You’re assigned to take the _________ of the meeting.
4. No _________ was made due to disagreements between stakeholders.
5. In decision-making, we should be _________ and consider every factor, given that it’s not what we initially wanted.
PART A_5
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
PART A_6
Tutor: Good morning, Mr. Owada. I was told by my boss to be the (1) ________ for the meeting. What does he mean?
Student: Ms. Lee, being the minute taker is an important role at work.
Tutor: Okay, what will I do at the meeting later, then?
Student: Your task is to listen carefully to the details of the meeting then (2)________ as much as you can.

Tutor: Noted, sir. Would that be all?
Student: Yes. Please pay attention until a (3) ____________ is made.
Tutor: My boss told me that I should be (4)________ in writing the minutes. Is there a recommended format?
Student: The (5)________ of the meeting is a business document so you have to write formally. Also, please take note of the time, the attendees, and the next steps.
Tutor: Thank you, Mr. Owada. I have to go now. The meeting will start in 30 minutes.
Student: You’re welcome, Ms. Lee. Good luck with your first meeting.

PART B_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART B_2
According to the passage, why is effective listening important?
PART B_3
Text read out by the tutor
PART B_4
PART B_5
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART B_6
You are the manager of a family restaurant which is in the brink of closure. To prevent the restaurant from closing, you decided to have a meeting with your employees to gather their inputs. On the day of the meeting, two of your employees are absent without notification. Knowing this, you still decided to push through with the meeting. During the meeting, some of your employees are chatting while the others are playing with their phones. What can you do to get their attention and focus on the matter at hand?
PART B_7
How do you deal with the situation?
PART B_8

REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

19 Business Interaction – Exchanging Opinions

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn how to get your opinions across during meetings. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
PART A_2
see eye to eye (idiom)
expound (v.)
proposition (n.)
target market (n.)
ahead of the curve (idiom)
PART A_3
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
PART A_4
1. The _________ had been defined by the manager so we carry out our advertising plans right away.
2. Robbin stands by his _________ to air advertisements on TV.
3. When asked to _________ on his idea, he made no comment.
4. My father’s business has always been succesful because he’s always _________ in business.
5. They seem to _________ on most important issues in their company.
PART A_5
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
PART A_6
Tutor: Good morning, Ms. Amber. Is everything fine?
Student: Hi, Ruth. I’d like to discuss with you about the upcoming campaign of our newest product.
Tutor: I see. May I know the (1)________?
Student: We will introduce our new deodorant to females ages from 18- 35. I’m thinking of advertising this product on the radio. What do you think?
Tutor: I’m afraid I can’t agree with your (2)________. We should use appropriate media that our target market are most likely to interact to. I recommend to have placement on print and television.
Student: I don’t quite follow you. What exactly do you mean? Kindly (3)________ your suggestion.
Tutor: Well, our target market is more exposed on print and television. We should put our advertisements on television since women like to watch dramas at night. They are also highly exposed on print media especially magazines.
Student: I must admit I never thought about the media of advertisement that way before. I am thankful that you were able to share your ideas. You made me see a new perspective on this.
Tutor: We need to be (4)________ with our competitors. Since we are going to promote our newest deodorant, we need to make our target market learn about its benefits & how this particular product fits with their lifestyle.
Student: I (5)________ with you on that. That was a great recommendation, Ruth. Let’s discuss our next steps on this campaign next week.
Tutor: Thank you, Ms. Amber. I am glad that I was able to help you.
PART B_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART B_2
According to the passage, how are you going to make your opinions heard?
PART B_3
Text read out by the tutor
PART B_4
PART B_5
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART B_6
During a meeting in your department, the Human Resources Director announced that she will be proposing to the CEO the idea of having a flexible time schedule in the company. You completely disagree on her idea since you think that having a flexible time schedule would make the employees inefficient in their work. The Human Resources Director asked for you to explain your idea.
PART B_7
How do you deal with the situation?
PART B_8

REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

18 Business Interaction – Relaying of Information

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn how to convery information correctly. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
PART A_2
recruitment (n.)
applicant (n.)
accurate (adj.)
tentative (adj.)
business as usual (idiom)
PART A_3
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
PART A_4
1. Despite the typhoon, it is __________ in the office.
2. The __________ of additional employees was cancelled.
3. I don’t need the __________ number; an estimate is enough.
4. Out of 13 __________, only 5 passed the initial interview.
5. Since the committee has not decided yet, the venue for the convention stays __________.
PART B_1
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
PART B_2
Tutor: (Ms. Elvington of Recruitment Team enters the Training Department office…)Good Afternoon, Ms. Elvington. How is the (1) of production operators going?
Student: Good Afternoon, Ms. Miura. It’s been going smoothly. As a matter if fact, I’m here to talk to you about the number of successful (2) to be trained next month. Do you have a second?
Tutor: Definitely. We’re actually looking forward to receiving (3) details, so we can start with the initial preparations.
Student: Is that so? Well, my timing is perfect, then. Okay, please refer to this chart.
Tutor: (Ms. Elvington hands over a document…)Hmm… So, we are to expect a total of 48 trainees. Did I get it right?
Student: You’re right. We will be endorsing 23 trainees on May 3, 11 trainees on May 5, and 14 more on May 21 – a total of 48 trainees.
Tutor: Got it. When is the deployment of successful trainees?
Student: We are still waiting for the confirmation from the production team, but the (4) deployment is on June 7th.
Tutor: I’ll take note of that. Should there be any changes, please do inform us.
Student: Certainly, but for now it’s (5) in our processes.
PART C_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART C_2
According to the passage, what could dissemination of vague details lead to?
PART C_3
Text read out by the tutor
PART C_4
PART D_1
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART D_2
Your boss asked you to relay some changes concerning tomorrow’s presentation to your coworker. While waiting for your coworker, you received an important call. Your coworker finally arrived, but you were still on the phone. After the call, you realized that your coworker has left and put a note on your desk saying he was going to meet a client which might extend after office hours.
PART D_3
How do you deal with the situation?
PART D_4

REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

17 Business Interaction – Explaining a Report

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn how to explain reports in the workplace setting. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
PART A_2
milestone ( n.)
conclude ( v. )
qualifiers ( n.)
bid ( n.)
fiasco ( n.)
PART A_3
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
PART A_4
1. It seems to me that this _________ will ruin our reputation.
2. The confirmation of _________ shall be submitted today.
3. Do you have the list of _________ for the final interview?
4. This _________ the discussion on the new production procedures.
5. This development is a _________ in the business process.
PART A_5
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
PART A_6
Tutor: Good morning. Thank you for coming on time. Let’s get started.
Student: Alright sir, can I draw your attention to item 1—our main agenda—presentation of bid.
Tutor: It seems to me that we’ll experience a (1)________ with this. They haven’t confirmed our request yet, right?
Student: I apologize for the delayed confirmation of the (2)________ But the (3)________ assured to outbring all the orders within this month.

Tutor: I see. They are the same production teams from the 2016 Olympics, right? And it’s a huge success.
Student: Yes, and they’ve just requested small changes on production period.
Tutor: That’s just fine. We can adjust for that one, we don’t need to spend too much time on this, but I need assurance.
Student: I’ll take note of that, sir. So, that (4)________ my report for the bid. Any further adjustments, sir?
Tutor: I want to thank you and your team for your hardwork. I really appreciate it.
Student: Our pleasure, we’re glad to be part of this new (5)________.
PART B_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART B_2
According to the passage, what are the main points to be included in a report?
PART B_3
Text read out by the tutor
PART B_4
PART B_5
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
PART B_6
You’re about to leave work. Your boss requested you to send a detailed report on the progress of your team project which he had initially asked a week ago. You informed him that it would take a few more days to finalize the report. However, he insisted an offhand general report instead.
PART B_7
How do you deal with the situation?
PART B_8

REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.