All posts by weblio

Business Negotiation 1

PART A_1

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

1. Begin the talk objectively, not subjectively.
2. Don’t forget to greet business associates politely with expressions like, “Hello, welcome,” or “How are you today?” Also use “Please go ahead” to encourage the other side to speak.
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: Hello. How are you today?
B: Fine, thank you. And you?
A: Great, thanks. Let’s get down to business, shall we?
B: Yes. Please, go ahead.
A: Certainly. To begin with, I understand you are interested in purchasing materials from us.
B: That’s right, and for starters, I think we need to look at units and cost
A: Sounds like a good place to start.
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. How often does your company participate in negotiations?
Answer:
2. Do you have any personal experience with negotiations?
Answer:
3. Do you think it’s important to begin negotiations with polite greetings? If so, why?
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 get the early stages of a supply agreement with the supplier.

(Your tutor will pretend to be a representative of the supplier.)
Expressions: – Hello, welcome
– Please go ahead

Business Meeting Practice 1

PART A_1

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

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…”
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: 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?
A: 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.
B: 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?
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. Have you ever called and/or facilitated a meeting?
Answer:
2. What do you think is important in setting agendas and rules for meetings to run smoothly?
Answer:
3. Does your company schedule a lot of meetings?
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 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.)
Expressions: – Shall we get started?
– We’re here today to discuss…

Business Meeting Vocabulary template

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words, the meaning and the example Sentence below. Please repeat after me. I will check your pronunciation.

PART A_2

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_3

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_4

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_5

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_6

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_7

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_8

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_9

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_10

Word:
Meaning:
Example Sentence:
PART A_11

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

PART A_12

PART B_1

Please fill in the blanks by using the words you learned above. Then, please read aloud the sentences.

PART B_2

1. ● __________.
2. ● __________.
3. ● __________.
4. ● __________.
5. ● __________.
PART B_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 B_4

PART C_1

Now, you will make sentences by using the word you learned.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART C_2

word:
.
word:
.
word:
.

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

Business Meeting Vocabulary 1

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words, the meaning and the example Sentence below. Please repeat after me. I will check your pronunciation.

PART A_2

Word: Absent
Meaning: Not present in a place or event
Example Sentence: The treasurer is absent today because of an important business meeting with a client.
PART A_3

Word: Accomplish
Meaning: Achieve or complete
Example Sentence: I’m happy to let everyone know that this team has accomplished a lot this year.
PART A_4

Word: Address
Meaning: To deal with or discuss
Example Sentence: We have to address the current issue on budget cuts.
PART A_5

Word: Adjourn
Meaning: To end a meeting with the intention to continue at another time or place
Example Sentence: We will adjourn this meeting until November 9, when hopefully we’ll have more information on this subject.
PART A_6

Word: Agenda
Meaning: List of objectives to cover for a meeting/ a list of things to be done or talked about
Example Sentence: Please go over the agenda before the meeting so we can make changes if necessary.
PART A_7

Word: AGM (abbreviation)
Meaning: Annual general meeting
Example Sentence: We always hold our AGM in the middle of April.
PART A_8

Word: Allocate
Meaning: To distribute resources or duties for a particular purpose ; assign roles/tasks to certain people
Example Sentence: We have to allocate 20% of our total earnings to research and data gathering.
PART A_9

Word: AOB (abbreviation)
Meaning: Any Other Business (unspecified item on the agenda)
Example Sentence: So, I think we still have 5 more minutes for AOB.
PART A_10

Word: Apologies
Meaning: An item on agenda announcing people who are absent; apologies for absence
Example Sentence: Everyone is here today so we can skip the apologies.
PART A_11

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

PART A_12

PART B_1

Please fill in the blanks by using the words you learned above. Then, please read aloud the sentences.

PART B_2

1. I’m afraid we’ll have to __________ the meeting until tuesday next week. Thank you.
2. The orgnizers forgot to __________ additional staff for the distribution of refreshments.
3. In terms of sales and marketing, our company could not __________ much this year due to some uncontrollable factors but in today’s meeting, we’ll focus on things that we can control such as the contents of our advertisements.
4. This meeting has been organized to __________ the issue on the shortage of manpower in our Taiwan office.
5. The chair was just talking about Ms. Myers not attending today’s meeting due to her illness. You just missed the __________.
PART B_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 B_4

PART C_1

Now, you will make sentences by using the word you learned.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART C_2

word: absent
.
word: accomplish
.
word: address
.

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

Business Letter Writing (template)

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

1.
2.
3.
4.
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

Now, you will make sentences by using the phrases you learned.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART B_2

1. ● __________.
2. ● __________.
3. ● __________.
4. ● __________.
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

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 C_2

Version I
Version II

PART C_3

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions.)

PART C_4

PART C_5

I will ask the following questions. Please answer based on the passage. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions.)

PART C_6

1.
Answer:
2.
Answer:
3.
Answer:

PART C_7

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_8

PART D_1

Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(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 D_2

1.
Answer:
2.
Answer:
3.
Answer:

PART D_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 D_4

PART E_1

We will read aloud the passage below. Then, let’s discuss how you can improve the letter below.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART E_2

Business Conversation and Vocabulary (template)

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words and the meaning below. Please repeat after me. Then, please express your opinion about the statement in the discussion part.

PART A_2

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_3

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_4

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_5

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_6

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_7

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_8

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_9

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_10

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_11

Word:
Meaning:
Discussion:
PART A_12

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 A_13

Business Conversation and Vocabulary 1

PART A_1

We will read aloud the words and the meaning below. Please repeat after me. Then, please express your opinion about the statement in the discussion part.

PART A_2

Word: competitive advantage
Meaning: something that makes a business more successful
Discussion: Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage.
PART A_3

Word: advertising
Meaning: the activity or profession of trying to make people buy products or services
Discussion: Advertising does more harm than good.
PART A_4

Word: advice
Meaning: suggestion about what you think someone should do
Discussion: Smart business people succeed because they get the advice in advance. They find out what the rules of the game are and structure accordingly.
PART A_5

Word: agenda
Meaning: a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting
Discussion: We should just stop having business meetings. We don’t follow the agenda anyway.
PART A_6

Word: apology
Meaning: something you say or write to say that you are sorry about something you have done
Discussion: People nowadays, especially in business, give apologies a lot, even if they don’t really mean it.
PART A_7

Word: authorization
Meaning: to give official permission for something
Discussion: An employee must always ask for his/her boss’ authorization before doing something new or important in a company.
PART A_8

Word: bill
Meaning: a piece of paper that tells you how much you must pay for something you have bought or for a service you have used
Discussion: Companies should stop sending paper bills. We should all sign up for electronic bills to save the planet.
PART A_9

Word: brand
Meaning: a company’s brand represents its market identity — what it is, what it does, what kind of quality it provides and its reputation for trustworthiness
Discussion: Every company must have its own unique brand or branding to succeed.
PART A_10

Word: budget
Meaning: a plan that shows how much money you have and how you will spend it
Discussion: A company’s budget should not stop it from thinking of the welfare of its employees.
PART A_11

Word: commission
Meaning: a payment given to someone when he sells something, which is directly related to the amount they sell
Discussion: The commission should not be the only motivation of an employee working in sales.
PART A_12

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 A_13

Basic Business English ● (template)

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PART A_3

Now, let’s review some words and expressions 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 dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
PART B_2

A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
A:
B:
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

Please choose the most appropriate response. Then, read aloud the sentences.

PART C_2

1:
a. ●
b. ●
c. ●
PART C_3

2:
a. ●
b. ●
c. ●
PART C_4

3:
a. ●
b. ●
c. ●
PART C_5

4:
a. ●
b. ●
c. ●
PART C_6

5:
a. ●
b. ●
c. ●
PART C_7

Now, let’s review your answers.

PART C_8

PART D_1

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

PART D_2

1.
Answer:
2.
Answer:
3.
Answer:
PART D_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 D_4

Basic Business English 1 (Introduction)

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

1. it’s a pleasure…
2. new employee
3. nice meeting you…
4. what’s your name?
5. you can call me…
PART A_3

Now, let’s review some words and expressions 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 dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
PART B_2

A: Good morning!
B: Hello! Are you the new employee?
A: Hi, yes I am. My name is Mary Smith. What’s your name?
B: Nice meeting you, Mary. I’m Kenneth White. You can call me Ken.
A: It’s a pleasure to meet you too, Ken.
B: How are you on your first day here?
A: I’m fine. I’m still adjusting.
B: Great! I will introduce you to our colleagues.
A: That would be nice. Thank you very much.
B: Hi, everyone! This is Mary Smith. She is our new colleague.
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

Please choose the most appropriate response. Then, read aloud the sentences.

PART C_2

1: Hello! Are you the new employee?
a. Hi, yes I am.
b. What’s your name?
c. Hi, yes I’m not.
PART C_3

2: Nice meeting you, Mary.
a. I’m going now.
b. It’s a pleasure to meet you too, Ken.
c. I’m fine.
PART C_4

3: How are you on your first day here?
a. That would be nice.
b. I’m fine.
c. Hi, everyone!
PART C_5

4: I will introduce you to our colleagues.
a. Hi, yes I am.
b. You don’t have to.
c. That would be nice.
PART C_6

5: My name is Mary Smith. What’s your name?
a. I’m Kenneth White.
b. I am from the Operations Division.
c. She is our new colleague.
PART C_7

Now, let’s review your answers.

PART C_8

PART D_1

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

PART D_2

1. How do you introduce yourself to your co-workers?
Answer:
2. How important is self-introduction in business?
Answer:
3. Why do we need to shake hands with the person we meet in business?
Answer:
PART D_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 D_4

Business Letter Writing 1

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

1. We have received your order for…
2. We sincerely appreciate your interest in….
3. We are enclosing a list of….
4. Sincerely yours,
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

Now, you will make sentences by using the phrases you learned.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART B_2

1. We have received your order for __________.
2. We sincerely appreciate your interest in __________.
3. We are enclosing a list of __________.
4. Sincerely yours, __________.
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

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 C_2

Version I
Dear Mr. Pendleton:
With reference to your order for a Nashito camcorder, we are in receipt of your check
and are returning the same.
I beg to inform you that, as a manufacturer, our company sells camcorders to dealers
only. In compliance with our wholesale agreement, we deem it best to refrain from
direct business with private consumers.
For your information, there are many retailers in your vicinity who carry Nashito
camcorders. Attached, please find a list of said dealers.
Hoping your understand.
Yours truly
Version II
Dear Mr. Pendleton:
We have received your order for a Nashito camcorder but, unfortunately, must return
your check.
As a manufacturer, we sell only to dealers, with whom we have very clear wholesale
agreements.
Nevertheless, we sincerely appreciate your interest in Nashito products. We are
therefore enclosing a list of retailers in your community who carry a full line of our
camcorders. Any one of them will be happy to serve you.
Sincerely yours,

PART C_3

Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions.)

PART C_4

PART C_5

I will ask the following questions. Please answer based on the passage. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions.)

PART C_6

1. What did Mr. Pendleton want to order?
Answer:
2. Why did the manufacturer return Mr. Pendleton’s check?
Answer:
3. How did the manufacturer assist Mr. Pendleton with his needs?
Answer:

PART C_7

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_8

PART D_1

Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
(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 D_2

1. Which version of the letter do you think is better? Why?
Answer:
2. If you were Mr. Pendleton, how would you react to Version 1 of the letter above?
Answer:
3. Why was it important for the manufacturer to respond to Mr. Pendleton?
Answer:

PART D_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 D_4

PART E_1

We will read aloud the passage below. Then, let’s discuss how you can improve the letter below.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)

PART E_2

Dear Mr. Sy:
The television set you want is not available in our branch. Why don’t you order from our
main branch in Tokyo? Sorry.
Sincerely yours,