First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||When a meeting gets underway, it is best to reiterate the rules of the meeting and clarify agenda items.|
|2.||When trying to get the meeting started, use such expressions as “Shall we get started?” and “We’re here today to discuss…”|
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.)
|A:||Hello, everyone. I’m glad to see you all here today. The meeting should last around three hours, so I’d like to get started soon.|
|B:||Is that the agenda I see there?|
Yes, here’s the agenda, and you’ll see there are several pressing items to be
discussed today. Remember, if you have any items you’d like to add to the agenda,
we’ll need to wait until all agenda items have been brought to the table
before new items can be added.
Will there be time for a short break during the meeting? I might have to
accept an important call from a client later this afternoon.
|A:||Absolutely, I think we’ll have time for a short break at the midway point. Now let’s get started, shall we?|
Now, let’s review some words and expressions from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)
Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
|1.||Have you ever called and/or facilitated a meeting?|
|2.||What do you think is important in setting agendas and rules for meetings to run smoothly?|
|3.||Does your company schedule a lot of meetings?|
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.)
Let’s do a role play with the given situations.
You are the leader in a meeting. You need to choose one person to call and start a meeting.
(Your tutor will pretend to be your teammate.)
– Shall we get started?
– We’re here today to discuss…