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11 Business Basics – Confirming Information

単語を確認しよう!(VOCABULARY CHECK)
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
読んでみよう!(ANSWER)
1. confirm 確認する確かめる
words: [verb:動詞] to show the truth or correctness
example: I’m calling to confirm the details of our meeting tomorrow.
2. agenda 協議事項
words: [noun:名詞] a list of things or activities
example: Allow me to confirm the meeting agenda .
3. mention 話に出す言及する
words: [verb:動詞] to speak about
example: Don’t forget to mention who came up with that idea.
4. individually 個々に、個人的に
words: [adverb:副詞] one by one; single
example: The guests entered the room individually .
5. include 含む
words: [verb:動詞] to contain; be a part of
example: His report include s all the necessary details.
6. current 現在の、今の
words: [adjective:形容詞] latest; at the present time
example: Please make sure that all your records are current .
7. update 最新化、最新版
words: [noun:名詞] to give latest information
example: I’ll send you update s on this research tomorrow.
単語を使おう!(MAKE A SENTENCE)
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
文を作ってみよう!(ANSWER)
confirm
Answer:
agenda
Answer:
mention
Answer:
individually
Answer:
include
Answer:
current
Answer:
update
Answer:
音読問題(Reading)
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
読もう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Good morning!
Production 3 office; this is Ms. Torres speaking. How may I help you?”
Student: “Good morning! This is Mr. Goto of Production 2 office.
I’m calling to (1) confirm the details of our meeting tomorrow.
It’s at 2:15 PM at the main conference room. Did I get it right?”
Tutor: “Yes, you got it right, Mr. Goto.
Please allow me to also confirm the meeting (2) agenda.”
Student: “That’s a good idea.
Do you mind if I ask you to (3) mention the items (4) individually?”
Tutor: “No, not at all. The agenda (5) includes the (6) current production status,
additional manpower needed, and (7) updates on our processes.”
Student: That’s helpful. Thanks. I’ll talk to you later.
穴埋め問題(Note-taking)
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Good morning!
Production 3 office; this is Ms. Torres speaking. How may I help you?
Student: “Good morning! This is Mr. Goto of Production 2 office.
I’m calling to (1) __________ the details of our meeting tomorrow.
It’s at 2:15 PM at the main conference room. Did I get it right?”
Tutor: “Yes, you got it right, Mr. Goto.
Please allow me to also confirm the meeting (2) __________ .”
Student: “That’s a good idea.
Do you mind if I ask you to (3) __________ the items (4) __________ ?”
Tutor: “No, not at all. The agenda (5) __________ the (6) __________ production status,
additional manpower needed, and (7) __________ on our processes.”
Student: That’s helpful. Thanks. I’ll talk to you later.

返答選択問題(Appropriate Response)
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
問1(question 1)
Good morning! Production 3 office; this is Ms. Torres speaking. How may I help you?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. How are you?
b. Okay, I will help you.
c. I’m calling to confirm the details of our meeting tomorrow.
d. Sorry, you’ve got the wrong number.
問2(question 2)
It’s at 2:15 PM at the main conference room. Did I get it right?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Yes, you got it wrong.
b. Yes, you do.
c. No, we didn’t.
d. Yes, you got it right.
問3(question 3)
Please allow me to also confirm the meeting agenda.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. It’s 1:11 now.
b. I have an idea.
c. That’s a good idea.
d. That’s exciting.
問4(question 4)
Do you mind if I ask you to mention the items individually?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Yes, I do.
b. Definitely.
c. No, not at all.
d. No, you don’t.
問5(question 5)
The agenda includes the current production status, additional manpower needed, and updates on our processes.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. That’s helpful. Thanks a lot!
b. What is your question?
c. How may I help you?
d. No problem.

3 Business Phone – Making inquiries

便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
音読しよう!(ANSWER)
legality (n.)
consultation (n.)
third-party (n.)
audit (n.)
renewal (n.)
便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
適当な単語を選んで文章を読みましょう!(ANSWER)
1. The ________ of contract was postponed due to certain revisions in the payment clause.
2. Legal __________ fee depends on the consultation hours and the number of court appearances.
3. A recent _______ reveals that there are missing funds worth 15 million dollars, which is supposedly for office renovations.
4. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare needs to verify the ________ of the new policy on the working hours of employees.
5. Constant communication is important in establishing strong relationships with ________ clients.
対話問題(Dialogue)
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: Hello, this is Mr. Gibson of Sunshine, Inc. I’m calling to inform you that we’ll be pursuing the (1) of our contract with you.
Student: That’s great news, Mr. Gibson! We’re glad to let you know that we’ll be giving you a 30% discount on your legal (2) ____________ fee since you’re renewing with us.
Tutor: Thank you. My boss will be delighted to hear that!
Student: By the way, our (3) who’s known for never missing an (4) deadline would like to send you a proposal. Where can they send it?
Tutor: Oh, I see. They may email us the proposal at hresource@sunshine.com.
Student: Alright, thanks! May I know when you can send us the hard copy of the contract?
Tutor: We’ll send it by the end of next week. Kindly look into the clause that we’d like you to change in the contract.
Student: Sure, Mr. Gibson. We’ll check its (5) first before revising. Oh, please notify us via email once you’ve sent us the copies.
Tutor: Definitely. Have a great day, and thanks for taking the call.
Student: Anytime, Sir. Goodbye.
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
質問(Question)
According to the passage, how do you get the response you need when making an inquiry?
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Text read out by the tutor
先ほどの質問に答えよう!(ANSWER)
ディスカッション(Discussion)
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
音読しよう!(ANSWER)
You’ve received the smartphone you ordered online. It has dents on its sides and scratches on the screen. You returned it to the store by a delivery service. The store informed you via email that you should be receiving the new item that they’ll be sending in 3 working days. After two weeks, you still haven’t received the item. You want to talk to the manager directly to make an inquiry about your smartphone.
質問(Question)
How do you deal with the situation?
答えよう!(ANSWER)

2 Business Phone – Taking a message

便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
音読しよう!(ANSWER)
expected (adj.)
went out (v.)
shipment (n.)
delayed (v.)
postponed (v.)
便利な表現(Useful Expressions)
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
適当な単語を選んで文章を読みましょう!(ANSWER)
1. Mary and her friends _____ ____ for lunch at a nearby cafe.
2. The ________ will arrive tomorrow.
3. The delivery of the items will be ________ because of the typhoon.
4. The items are ________ to be here by Monday.
5. Delivery of our orders will be ________ for 2 days.
対話問題(Dialogue)
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: Good afternoon, Purchasing Department.
Student: Hello, this is Anne Howard. May I speak with Jennifer Andrews?
Tutor: I’m afraid she just (1) __________ for a lunch meeting. Can I help you?
Student: Actually yes, this concerns an upcoming (2) __________. What time will she be available?
Tutor: She’ll be back around 3pm. Do you want to leave a message?
Student: Yes, please. Could you tell her that our shipment will be (3) __________ and is (4) __________ to be delivered on Tuesday?
Tutor: Shipment will be (5) __________ … to be delivered on Tuesday.
Student: Yes, and please tell her to call me back.
Tutor: Certainly. Can I have your number, please?
Student: Sure, it’s 549-1435.
Tutor: Okay, I’ll make sure she gets the message.
Student: Thank you so much for your help. Bye!
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads a passage twice.
Then, answer your tutor’s question.
質問(Question)
According to the passage, what are the important details when taking a message through a phone call?
聞き取り問題(Listening Comprehension)
Text read out by the tutor
先ほどの質問に答えよう!(ANSWER)
ディスカッション(Discussion)
Read the following text aloud. Then, answer your tutor’s question.
音読しよう!(ANSWER)
You have a caller who is looking for someone currently not in the office. He doesn’t want to leave his information, but he said that it was an urgent call. He insists to wait on the line until the person comes back. You know that it will take hours for that person to come back.
質問(Question)
How do you deal with the situation?
答えよう!(ANSWER)

10 Business Basics – Offering Something

単語を確認しよう!(VOCABULARY CHECK)
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
読んでみよう!(ANSWER)
1. presentation プレゼンテーション
words: [noun:名詞] a speech or talk in which a new idea is introduced to an audience
example: I was wondering if you need any help with our upcoming presentation next week.
2. upcoming やってくる、近づく
words: [adjective:形容詞] happening soon
example: I was wondering if you need any help with our upcoming presentation next week.
3. research 研究、調査
words: [noun:名詞] collecting information from different sources
example: Are you good at research or you would rather do the compilation of reports?
4. compilation 編集
words: [noun:名詞] collection of related pieces of documents in one
example: Are you good at research or you would rather do the compilation of reports?
5. complete 完了する、終える
words: [verb:動詞] finish making or doing
example: I will be able to complete the required information for the presentation by that time.
6. information 情報
words: [noun:名詞] facts or details
example: I will be able to complete the required information for the presentation by that time.
7. Let’s call it a day. 今日はこのあたりで 終わりにしましょう。
words: [idiom:イディオム] something you say when a working day ends
example: Let’s call it a day, Don! Let’s call it a day.
単語を使おう!(MAKE A SENTENCE)
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
文を作ってみよう!(ANSWER)
presentation
Answer:
upcoming
Answer:
research
Answer:
compilation
Answer:
complete
Answer:
information
Answer:
Let’s call it a day.
Answer:
音読問題(Reading)
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
読もう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Hi, Carla! I was wondering if you need any help with our
(1) upcoming (2) presentation next week.”
Student: “Sure! Thank you for the offer, Don. Are you good at (3) research or you would rather
do the (4) compilation of reports?”
Tutor: I would like to help with the research. I think it would be better if we start early.
Student: That’s a great suggestion! Let’s start on Thursday. Would you be available then?
Tutor: “Yes, Thursday is fine. I think I will be able to (5) complete the required
(6) information for the presentation.”
Student: Thank you so much for your help. (7) Let’s call it a day, Don!

穴埋め問題(Note-taking)
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Hi, Carla! I was wondering if you need any help with our
(1) __________ (2) __________ next week.”
Student: “Sure! Thank you for the offer, Don. Are you good at (3) __________ or you would
rather do the (4) __________ of reports?”
Tutor: I would like to help with the research. I think it would be better if we start early.
Student: That’s a great suggestion! Let’s start on Thursday. Would you be available then?
Tutor: “Yes, Thursday is fine. I think I will be able to (5) __________ the required
(6) __________ for the presentation.”
Student: Thank you so much for your help. (7) __________ , Don!
返答選択問題(Appropriate Response)
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
問1(question 1)
Hi, Carla! I was wondering if you need any help with our upcoming presentation next week.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Sure! Thank you for the offer.
b. Sorry, not sorry.
c. Please let me know.
d. Ask them if they need help.
問2(question 2)
Are you good at research or you would rather do the compilation of reports?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. I am not good at those tasks you’ve mentioned.
b. I don’t know.
c. I am not sure if I can still remember.
d. I would like to help with the research.
問3(question 3)
I think it would be better if we are going to start early.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Good bye!
b. I’m tired.
c. That’s a great suggestion!
d. Let’s call it a day.
問4(question 4)
Let’s start on Thursday. Will you be available then?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. I don’t know with my mother.
b. Yes, Thursday is fine.
c. I’ll ask my husband first.
d. No, I’m available.
問5(question 5)
Thank you so much for your help.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. You’re welcome! Just let me know if you need any help.
b. I am not okay with that.
c. Ask for help from other people next time.
d. If you say so.

1 Business Phone – Leaving a message

LESSON GOAL レッスンのゴール
You will learn to leave a message.
PART A-1
Read aloud the vocabulary words.
PART A-2
inclusive (adj.)
phone (v.)
boost (v.)
enroll (v.)
lump sum (n.)
PART A-3
Read aloud and complete the sentences.
PART A-4
1. I was waiting for him the whole day. Then he ______ me just as I was about to go to bed.
2. The new TV ad is expected to _____ the company sales.
3. The travel ticket is _______ of meals.
4. Bob decided to pay the ________ price of the appliances instead of paying them monthly.
5. He is planning to _____ in a music school this year.
PART B-1
Read the whole dialogue with your tutor.
Fill in the blanks with the words you just learned.
PART B-2
Tutor: Hello! My name is Mary Smith. I’m calling to inquire about your intensive Business English program. If there’s still a slot for me in your weeknight classes, please call me at 523-1111, or email me at msmith@hotpotato.com. You can (1) _________ me from 7pm to 10pm. Have a great day!
Student: May I speak with Ms. Mary Smith? This is Marvin from ABC Language school. We’ve received your inquiry. Our intensive Business English program helps our clients (2)_______ their communication skills in business. You’re lucky because you can still (3) _______ in our weeknight classes.
Tutor: Good to hear that. I hope it’s not that expensive. May I know the registration requirements?
Student: Our Business English program is $350, which is (4) ________ of all lesson materials. Fill out the online application form and follow the steps indicated in our website, then deposit the tuition fee to our bank account. Lastly, send us a scanned copy of the deposit slip and wait for the confirmation email.
Tutor: Should I pay in (5) _________, or do you allow installments?
Student: You may pay in installments, but there’s a 30% down payment to secure your slot.
Tutor: I actually learned about your language school from my friend, Yuki Iwate. If from a referral, do you happen to grant a discount?
Student: Yes, we do. We can give you 5% discount after having Mr. Iwater sign this form.

Tutor: Sure, thanks.
Student: Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you have other concerns. Enjoy your day!
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, how do we leave a message?
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
You are calling your business partner to give necessary updates about an ongoing agreement. He is not in the office when you called, and his secretary informed you that he’ll be back later in the afternoon. You could not wait for him until that time since you have a meeting with a potential client. You want to inform your business partner that the agreement should be finalized before February as the new system he is offering will undergo a set of tests before its full implementation in June.
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.

15 Negotiation – Closing the deal

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how to bargain with the clients’ demands and seal the deal, and important vocabulary words.

PART A_1
Study the following words and expressions together with their definitions with your tutor.
Then, construct your own sentences using each word/expression on the list.
PART A_2
fail-safe
having no chance of failure
Sample Sentence:
instigate
to urge forward; to start
Sample Sentence:
hone in
to move toward or focus the attention on an objective
Sample Sentence:
hammer out
to talk over a deal, plan etc., with much effort until agreed upon
Sample Sentence:
firm up
to become more definite or to be sure
Sample Sentence:
PART B_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads the text.
Study and interpret the given data. Then, discuss with your tutor.
PART B_2
It’s almost time for the annual year-end report. Your task is to present to the board of trustees the success and rejection rates of the car deals for the past year, and the difference we’ve made this year and the past five years.
• introduce the general idea
• enumerate main points
• make a conclusion
PART B_3
PART C_1
Read the passage below silently. Then, discuss with your tutor.
In your discussion, talk about how you would deal with the situation.
PART C_2
Your clients called for a meeting about your recent deal. They wanted to present their demands for them to seal the deal. You need to bargain with them so that your company would also gain from the deal. How can you seal the deal and meet with the clients’ demands halfway? Refer to the information below.
PART C_3
PART C_4
Sample Answer
PART D_1
Read the text silently. Express your opinion on each statement in 4-5 sentences.
PART D_2
I’d rather do paperwork in the office the whole day than go out and meet the company’s clients.
Answer:
Coming up with a solution is the best part of a meeting.
Answer:
Market research is the key to a successful company.

Answer:

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.

14 Negotiation – Restarting talks

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how to restart presenting proposals and important vocabulary words.

PART A_1
Study the following words and expressions together with their definitions with your tutor.
Then, construct your own sentences using each word/expression on the list.
PART A_2
call off
to cancel
Sample Sentence:
think through
to consider carefully andthoroughly
Sample Sentence:
joint venture
a business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task
Sample Sentence:
mergence
to become joined or united
Sample Sentence:
instill
to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind
Sample Sentence:
PART B_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads the text.
Study and interpret the given data. Then, discuss with your tutor.
PART B_2
You and your college friend established two different shops. You proposed to do a joint venture, he agreed at first, but called it off. After five months, you are to present the same proposal to your friend once again. Think of an effective reason why you’re restarting a negotiation about merging your business.

• introduce the general idea
• enumerate main points
• make a conclusion
PART B_3
PART C_1
Read the passage below silently. Then, discuss with your tutor.
In your discussion, talk about how you would deal with the situation.
PART C_2
You finally convinced your friend to agree on the joint venture. You both decided to rent a better location for your new business. He mentioned that he already has a target location, but the owner rejected your friend’s proposal when he went there to negotiate. You actually became interested in the location too, but the owner was firm that she’s no longer interested after the previous tenant sullied her place.
PART C_3
PART C_4
Sample Answer
PART D_1
Read the text silently. Express your opinion on each statement in 4-5 sentences.
PART D_2
Joint ventures are beneficial, but risky.
Answer:
Diplomacy is one perfect tool you should use when talking to business partners and clients.
Answer:
Never compromise on communication when negotiating.
Answer:

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.

9 Business Basics – Asking someone (not) to do something

単語を確認しよう!(VOCABULARY CHECK)
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
読んでみよう!(ANSWER)
1. conference 会議、協議会
words: [noun:名詞]
example: We will have a conference this afternoon.
2. confidential 機密の、内々の
words: [adjective:形容詞]
example: Those files are confidential .
3. client 顧客、お客様
words: [noun:名詞]
example: They are very important client s.
4. document 書類
words: [noun:名詞]
example: Please give these document s to Mary.
5. consent 同意、承認
words: [noun:名詞]
example: Don’t let anyone see this without my consent .
6. sign 署名する
words: [verb:動詞]
example: Please have it sign ed by the manager.
7. attendee 出席者
words: [noun:名詞]
example: Do not forget to have the documents in the blue folder signed by each attendee .
単語を使おう!(MAKE A SENTENCE)
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
文を作ってみよう!(ANSWER)
conference
Answer:
confidential
Answer:
client
Answer:
document
Answer:
consent
Answer:
sign
Answer:
attendee
Answer:
音読問題(Reading)
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
読もう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: Ms. Rachel, I need you to come with me to a (1) conference this afternoon.
Student: Yes, Sir. What time will it be?
Tutor: “It will start at 3pm. I want you to take notes. Please do not be late as they are
very important (2) clients. Also, kindly bring the red and blue folders on my desk.
Please do not let anyone see the (3) documents in the red folder without my
(4) consent. Those files are (5) confidential.”
Student: I understand, Sir. Is there anything else?
Tutor: “Oh, and please do not forget to have the documents in the blue folder (6) signed
by each (7) attendee. They are important for our next project.”
Student: Noted, Sir. I will now start preparing.
穴埋め問題(Note-taking)
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Ms. Rachel, I need you to come with me to a (1) __________ this afternoon. ”
Student: Yes, Sir. What time will it be?
Tutor: “It will start at 3pm. I want you to take notes. Please do not be late as they are very important (2) __________ . Also, kindly bring the red and blue folders on my desk.
Please do not let anyone see the (3) __________ in the red folder without my(4) __________ .Those files are (5) __________.”
Student: I understand, Sir. Is there anything else?
Tutor: Oh, and please do not forget to have the documents in the blue folder (6) __________ by each (7) __________ .They are important for our next project.
Student: Noted, Sir. I will now start preparing.
返答選択問題(Appropriate Response)
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
問1(question 1)
Ms. Rachel, I need you to come with me to a conference this afternoon.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. I think so.
b. Yes, I have something to do.
c. Yes, Sir. What time will it be?
d. This is confusing.
問2(question 2)
Please do not be late as they are very important clients.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Tomorrow is fine.
b. Not today, Sir.
c. No.
d. I understand, Sir.
問3(question 3)
It will start at 3pm. I want you to take notes.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. I will try my best, sir.
b. Sure, if I’m able to catch what they’re saying.
c. Noted, Sir.
d. Of course not.
問4(question 4)
Do not let anyone see the documents without my consent.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. No, Sir.
b. I’ll try, Sir.
c. Okay, Sir.
d. I’ll think about it, Sir.
問5(question 5)
Do not forget to have the documents signed by each attendee. We need that for our next project.
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. I don’t mind.
b. I can, Sir.
c. No, sure.
d. Noted, Sir.

8 Business Basics – Asking for permission

単語を確認しよう!(VOCABULARY CHECK)
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
読んでみよう!(ANSWER)
1. conference 会議 協議会
words: [noun:名詞] a meeting or discussion
example: We will have a short conference .
2. exact 正確な
words: [adjective:形容詞] strictly accurate or correct
example: May I know the exact time of the meeting?
3. purpose 目的
words: [noun:名詞] reason for something
example: May I know the purpose of the meeting?
4. available 利用できる得られる
words: [adjective:形容詞] ready for use; at hand
example: Will the room be available at 1pm?
5. valid 有効な 効果的な
words: [adjective:形容詞] based on truth; legally acceptable
example: Please leave one valid ID.
6. security 安全無事
words: [noun:名詞] safety
example: This is for security purposes.
7. requirement 必要とするもの要件
words: [noun:名詞 複数形requirements] things that are needed
example: I will submit a written request for that along with the other requirement s.
単語を使おう!(MAKE A SENTENCE)
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
文を作ってみよう!(ANSWER)
conference
Answer:
exact
Answer:
purpose
Answer:
available
Answer:
valid
Answer:
security
Answer:
requirement
Answer:
音読問題(Reading)
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
読もう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Hi, Mr. Uemura. I would like to request the use of the meeting room for
a short conference later. Is it available?”
Student: Sure. May I know the (1) exact time and the (2) purpose of your meeting?
Tutor: “Our department will talk about new projects. We are about 15 persons.
Is the meeting room (3) available from 1 pm to 3 pm?”
Student: “Yes, but I will need a request letter from your department.
Also, please leave one (4) valid I.D. for (5) security purposes.
Tutor: “I see. Sir, we also need your permission to bring in our equipment.
I will submit a written request for that along with the other (6) requirements.”
Student: Please do so. Let us know if you need anything else.
穴埋め問題(Note-taking)
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
答えてみよう!(ANSWER)
Tutor: “Hi, Mr. Uemura. I would like to request the use of the meeting room for
a short conference later. Is it available?”
Student: Sure. May I know the (1) __________ time and the (2) __________ of your meeting?
Tutor: “Our department will talk about new projects. We are about 15 persons.
Is the meeting room (3) __________ from 1 pm to 3 pm?”
Student: “Yes, but I will need a request letter from your department.
Also, please, leave one (4) __________ I.D. for (5) __________ purposes.”
Tutor: “I see. Sir, we also need your permission to bring in our equipment.
I will submit a written request for that along with the other (6) __________ .”
Student: Please do so. Let us know if you need anything else.
返答選択問題(Appropriate Response)
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
問1(question 1)
Is it available?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. No, it didn’t.
b. Yes, it is.
c. No, did not available.
d. Yes, it did.
問2(question 2)
May I know the purpose of your meeting?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Introductions
b. There is no agenda.
c. We’re going to talk about our new projects.
d. We need a laptop.
問3(question 3)
What are the requirements for this?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. We will contact you soon.
b. We need a request letter and 1 valid ID.
c. I will write it for you.
d. I need to get it.
問4(question 4)
Do you need anything else?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Sure.
b. No, I’m good.
c. You’re welcome.
d. I’m sorry.
問5(question 5)
Do we need to write a request letter for this?
返答として正しいものは?(ANSWER)
a. Yes, you do.
b. Yes, you don’t.
c. No, you haven’t.
d. No, you aren’t.

13 Negotiation – Establishing Potential Trades

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how to establish potential trades and important vocabulary words.

PART A_1
Study the following words and expressions together with their definitions with your tutor.
Then, construct your own sentences using each word/expression on the list.
PART A_2
attrition
a reduction in numbers usually as a result of resignation, retirement, or death
Sample Sentence:
measure up
to be as good, successful, etc., as expected or needed
Sample Sentence:
ubiquitous
present or found everywhere; constantly encountered
Sample Sentence:
turn down
reject
Sample Sentence:
behemoth
a huge or monstrous creature; (in business) something enormous, especially a big and powerful organization.
Sample Sentence:
PART B_1
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads the text.
Study and interpret the given data. Then, discuss with your tutor.
PART B_2
Your company is planning to expand its business by engaging in trades other than manufacturing food products. Your supervisor asked you to research on the kinds of beverages with the highest sales in the last quarter of the previous year. You are tasked to report a surface analysis during the meeting using the following outline:
• introduce the general idea
• enumerate main points
• make a conclusion
PART B_3
PART C_1
Read the passage below silently. Then, discuss with your tutor.
In your discussion, talk about how you would deal with the situation.
PART C_2
You will be one of the presenters in the upcoming meeting for the expansion of your company’s business. The topic assigned to you by your supervisor is the potential type of beverage your company will be targeting to manufacture in the next fiscal year, in order to increase its revenue. In your presentation, provide a brief analysis on the sales of the top 3 beverages in the last quarter of 2016 (as shown in the graph in Activity 2.)
PART C_3
PART C_4
Sample Answer
PART D_1
Read the text silently. Express your opinion on each statement in 4-5 sentences.
PART D_2
Being spontaneous when reporting an analysis is better than being prepared for it with a written work.
Answer:
Briefing everyone before a meeting is important.
Answer:
Doing a thorough research is essential before making a crucial decision.
Answer:

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.