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TOEIC: Market research

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “market research”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. ahead of schedule 予定より早く
2. container [名]容器、箱
3. along with …とともに
4. carton [名]大箱
5. location [名]場所
6. for a period of …という期間に
7. hand out …を配る
8. complete [動](用紙などに)記入する
9. be responsible for …の担当をする
10. compile [動](資料など)を集める
11. complete [形]完了した
12. schedule a meeting 会議の予定を入れる
13. R&D research and development 研究開発
(research and development の省略表記)
14. coordinator [名]調整担当者
15. tentatively [副]仮に
16. interview [動]…にインタビューする
17. headquarters [名]本社
18. effectiveness [名]効力、効き目
19. flavor [名]風味
20. naming [名]ネーミング
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. along with 
Answer:
2. hand out 
Answer:
3. schedule a meeting 
Answer:
4. effectiveness 
Answer:
5. complete 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
From: Michel Baker, Marketing Director
To: All Marketing staff
Date March 20
Subject: Cream-Lite free sample program

The subject program will begin a week ahead of schedule on April 1.
Thirty-gram complimentary containers of Cream-Lite, along with discount coupons for the 200-gram carton, will be given to potential customers in five locations in the Bay Area for a period of 10 days.
Feedback questionnaires will also be handed out at that time for customers to complete and return by April 30.
John Abrahams and Tina Lin are responsible for compiling the data from the questionnaires, a task that should be complete by May 5.
I plan to schedule a meeting for the week of May 5 so we can discuss results, and will let you know once the details are set.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What will potential customers NOT receive?

(A) A 30-gram sample of Cream-Lite
(B) A 200-gram carton of Cream-Lite
(C) A discount voucher
(D) A survey form
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What will potential customers NOT receive?

(A) A 30-gram sample of Cream-Lite
(B) A 200-gram carton of Cream-Lite
(C) A discount voucher
(D) A survey form

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
From: Lori James, Product Test Coordinator
To: R&D Department
Date: July 12
Re: New product test

We will conduct a product test for our new brand of toothpaste—tentatively named Glow White—for two weeks beginning Monday.
I’ve provided a brief summary below of how the test will be conducted.
E-mail me if you have any questions.
A focus group of fifty participants between the ages of 35 and 45 will be given a 14-day sample of Glow White.
They will be interviewed at company headquarters on July 25, when they will be asked to rate the sample on a scale of 1-10 in categories such as effectiveness, flavor and naming.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What is the purpose of the memo?

(A) To postpone a scheduled product test
(B) To inquire about a toothpaste sample
(C) To explain how a product test will be carried out
(D) To request participation in an interview
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What is the purpose of the memo?

(A) To postpone a scheduled product test
(B) To inquire about a toothpaste sample
(C) To explain how a product test will be carried out
(D) To request participation in an interview

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. Marketing Department マーケティング部
2. manager 部長
3. staff  部員
4. potential customers 見込み客
5. focus group フォーカスグループ
6. receive feedback 意見を受け取る
7. discuss the results 結果を議論する
8. provide a summary 概要をまとめる
9. check boxes 回答欄にチェックを入れる
*アメリカでは「レ」ではなく「×」を書く。
10. rate on a scale of 1-10  1-10の段階で評価する
11. complimentary sample 無料の試供品
12. questionnaire アンケート用紙
13. discount coupon 割引クーポン(協力への謝礼)
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.

TOEIC: Product Development

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “product development”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. reach a decision 結論に到達する
2. be scheduled to …する予定である
3. disinfectant [名]消毒剤
4. market research 市場調査
5. yet [接]けれども
6. scent [名]香り
7. cater to (望みなど)に応じる
8. demands [名]要求
9. attractive [形]魅力的な
10. otherwise [副]そうでなければ
11. buy one’s idea (人)の考えを受け入れる
12. brainstorm [動]ブレインストーミングをする
13. patronage [名]ひいき、愛顧
14. be proud to …するのを誇りに思う
15. shock absorbing 衝撃を吸収する
16. be dedicated to …に専念する
17. innovation [名]革新
18. deliver [動]…を伝える
19. protect [動]…を保護する
20. R.S.V.P. お返事をお願いします。
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. be scheduled to 
Answer:
2. yet 
Answer:
3. otherwise 
Answer:
4. be dedicated to 
Answer:
5. be proud to 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
To: Deborah Miles
From: Bob Selander
Date: October 4
Subject: New product presentation

Regarding the decision reached last week at our department’s monthly meeting—we are scheduled to make a presentation to Marketing in mid-November for a new home disinfectant.
Having assessed customer needs through the market research conducted this summer, it is clear that customers want an effective yet safe product with several choices of scent.
The prototype we now have can be arranged in several ways to cater to customer demands, so not much work is needed there. However, the presentation itself must be attractive; otherwise it will be impossible to persuade Marketing to buy our idea.
I suggest that we, and at least three others in Product Development, meet at the earliest possible date to brainstorm.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What is the main purpose of this e-mail?

(A) To announce a decision made at a meeting
(B) To report market research results
(C) To suggest changes to a prototype
(D) To propose the need for action
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What is the main purpose of this e-mail?

(A) To announce a decision made at a meeting
(B) To report market research results
(C) To suggest changes to a prototype
(D) To propose the need for action

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
BOSCO TECH INC. invites you to the launch party of MEGA GEL

Thank you for your continued patronage of BOSCO TECH products. We are proud to announce the launch of our newest line of shock absorbing gel sheets, MEGA GEL. BOSCO TECH continues to be dedicated to product quality and innovation, and that is what we deliver with MEGA GEL, a product that protects everything from smartphones to flat screen TVs. We would like you to celebrate with us and share in the wonder of the shock absorbing technology of the future.
Friday September 12 6:00 P.M. Lakeside Gold Lounge

R.S.V.P. to gjohnson@boscotech.com by September 1

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What is NOT mentioned in the invitation?

(A) The recipient is invited to the event.
(B) The recipient is expected to give a reply.
(C) MEGA GEL is a protective product.
(D) MEGA GEL is already on the market.
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What is NOT mentioned in the invitation?

(A) The recipient is invited to the event.
(B) The recipient is expected to give a reply.
(C) MEGA GEL is a protective product.
(D) MEGA GEL is already on the market.

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. project team プロジェクトチーム
2. collect information 情報を収集する
3. assess customer needs  顧客のニーズを判断する
4. develop a product concept 商品コンセプトを開発する
5. prototype 試作品
6. give a presentation プレゼンテーションを行う
7. product description 製品概要
8. sales planning 販売計画
9. outline of the schedule 大筋の予定
10. approve the proposal 企画書を承認する
11. product quality 商品の品質
12. budget limitation 予算制限
13. make improvements 改良する
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.

TOEIC: Delivery date and payment

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “delivery date and payment”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. implement [動]…を実施する
2. lamp [名]照明器具
3. production [名]製造
4. batch [名]組、束
5. deliver [動]…を納品する
6. initial [形]初回の
7. remaining [形]残りの
8. at this point 現時点で
9. realistic [形]現実的な
10. aim for …を目指す
11. fit A with B  AにBを取り付ける
12. launch [名]発売
13. needless to say 言うまでもなく
14. far better はるかによりよい
15. matter [名]問題
16. overdue [形](支払いなどの)期限が過ぎた
17. in full 全部の
18. appreciate [動]…を感謝する
19. as soon as possible できるだけ早く
20. disregard [動]…を無視する
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. remaining 
Answer:
2. at this point 
Answer:
3. launch 
Answer:
4. overdue 
Answer:
5. appreciate 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
TO: Jack Loomis, Boyd Corporation
FROM: Rhonda Li, Dome Electronics
DATE: May 18
SUBJECT: Request for a new deadline

I am sorry to have to report that we experienced difficulty implementing the changes you made last week to the specifications for the BX350 bike lamp. As a result, the production of the first batch of lamps is running behind schedule.
We can deliver 100 lamps by the initial deadline of May 25, but must ask for a new deadline for the remaining 400.
At this point, June 5 would be a realistic date to aim for.
I realize this gives you only five days to fit your new line of bikes with the lamps before the launch date of June 10.
Needless to say, the lamps are far better with the specification changes, and we hope for your understanding concerning this matter.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What is the main purpose of this e-mail?

(A) To request a schedule change
(B) To inquire about specifications
(C) To offer assembly assistance
(D) To postpone a launch date
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What is the main purpose of this e-mail?

(A) To request a schedule change
(B) To inquire about specifications
(C) To offer assembly assistance
(D) To postpone a launch date

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
Norfolk Pool Service
2355 Venice Avenue Sebastopol, CA 95429
September 9
Mary Murdoch 9021 Elm Street Sebastopol, CA 95477

Dear Ms. Murdoch,

This is to inform you that payment for Invoice #40293 dated August 10 is now overdue.
If payment in full is not received by September 15, a late charge of 8% will be added to your bill.
We would appreciate receiving your payment as soon as possible.
Payment may be made by check or bank transfer.
The information you need when writing the check or making the transfer can be found on the invoice.
You may also make your payment at our offices on Venice Avenue.
Please disregard this notice if payment has already been made.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,
Cindy Kato Accounts

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What is NOT mentioned in the letter?

(A) A payment has not been made.
(B) A charge may be added to the bill.
(C) There are several payment options.
(D) There is a bank transfer charge.
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What is NOT mentioned in the letter?

(A) A payment has not been made.
(B) A charge may be added to the bill.
(C) There are several payment options.
(D) There is a bank transfer charge.

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. set a deadline 納期を設定する
2. meet the deadline 納期に間に合う
3. ahead of schedule  予定より早く
4. move up the deadline 予定を繰り上げる
5. on schedule 予定通りに
6. changes to a specification 仕様の変更
7. cope with a difficult situation 困難な状況に対処する
8. extend the deadline 納期を延ばす
9. due date 支払い期日
10. payment terms 支払い条件
11. pay through bank transfer 銀行振込で支払う
12. behind schedule 予定より遅れて
13. miss the deadline 納期に間に合わない
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.

TOEIC: Ordering and shipping of products

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “ordering and shipping of products”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. forward [動]…を転送する
2. made-to-order [形]オーダーメイドの
3. static [名]雑音
4. be prepared to …する準備ができている
5. separate [形]別の
6. designate [動]…を指定する
7. over and above …に加えて
8. domestic [形]国内の
9. charge [動]…に料金を請求する
10. at the time of …のときに
11. in that event その場合には
12. inquiry [名]問い合わせ
13. and/or [接]両方またはいずれか一方
14. quantity discount 大口割引
15. depend on …による、…次第である
16. up to 最高で…
17. subscribe to …を予約購読する
18. be informed of …について知らされる
19. limited-time-only [形]期間限定の
20. price quote 価格の見積もり
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. be prepared to 
Answer:
2. charge 
Answer:
3. at the time of 
Answer:
4. depend on 
Answer:
5. subscribe to 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
To: Peter See
From: Master Headphones
Date: February 4
Subject: Order #92044

Thank you for your recent order of two sets of R2 Master Headphones.
This is to let you know that your order has been forwarded to our factory. As the R2 headphones are made-to-order, it will be approximately three weeks before they are shipped.
An additional $15.00 per set will be added to the total amount for two headphones since you requested the zero-static cord.
Also, we are prepared to ship the headphones to the two separate locations you designated in your order.
Since one of the locations is overseas, $12.00 over and above the domestic shipping charge of $10.00 is necessary for one of the headphones.
A total of $282.00 will be charged to your credit card at the time of shipment. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
In that event, kindly provide us with your name and order number.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What information must customers provide when asking about an order?

(A) The number of items ordered
(B) The date an order was placed
(C) A name and order number
(D) A credit card number
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What information must customers provide when asking about an order?

(A) The number of items ordered
(B) The date an order was placed
(C) A name and order number
(D) A credit card number

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
TO: JOAN POWERS, DRESSES BY DESIGN
FROM: BURT TRAN, EXOTIC TEXTILES
DATE: AUGUST 13
SUBJECT: SHIPPING AND DISCOUNTS

Thank you for your inquiry concerning our products.
I understand you are particularly interested in our silk textiles. As a service to our customers, we offer free shipping and/or quantity discounts depending on the size of the order.
Shipping is free for orders of $500 or more.
For orders totaling $1,000 or more, discounts of up to 40% are available.
If you subscribe to our monthly newsletter, you will also be informed of seasonal and limited-timeonly discounts.
For price quotes on specific items, please inquire by e-mail.
We look forward to serving you.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
According to the e-mail, what is true about orders of $500 or more?

(A) A large discount may apply.
(B) No discounts are available.
(C) Shipping charges may vary.
(D) Customers must pay for shipping.
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
According to the e-mail, what is true about orders of $500 or more?

(A) A large discount may apply.
(B) No discounts are available.
(C) Shipping charges may vary.
(D) Customers must pay for shipping.

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. ship to 送り先、届け先
2. quantity  数量*発注書では省略表記でQtyと記載される。
3. item  製品名
4. delivery date 納品日
5. shipping 配送費
6. total amount  総計、合計金額*total だけで「合計金額」という意味を表すこともある。
7. receive an order 受注する
8. confirm an order 注文を確認する
9. check the stocks 在庫を確認する
10. pack the items 製品を梱包する
11. enclose the invoice with the order 注文品に納品書(請求書)を同封する
12. ship an order 注文品を発送する
13. by sea 船便で
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.

TOEIC: Donation Activities

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “donation activities”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. ongoing [形]継続している
2. aid [名]援助
3. once again 再び
4. damage [動]…に損害を与える
5. fill out …に記入する
6. enclosed form 同封の用紙
7. accompanied by …が同封してある
8. patron [名]後援者
9. be entitled to …の権利がある
10. in addition to …に加えて
11. adult [名]成人
12. entry [名]参加申し込み
13. per [前]…当たりの
14. foster [形]里親の、里子の
15. facility [名]施設
16. abandon [動]…を捨てる
17. the remainder 残りのもの
18. welfare [名]福利、幸福
19. association [名]団体、協会
20. furry [形]フワフワした、柔毛でおおわれた
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. once again 
Answer:
2. fill out 
Answer:
3. in addition to 
Answer:
4. abandon 
Answer:
5. welfare 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
INGLIS MUSEUM
Perth WA Mr. Jonathan Watford
Commonwealth Industries 17 Bridge Street, West Perth WA
January 15

Dear Mr. Watford,

Thank you for your company’s ongoing support of Inglis Museum. It is only through the aid of corporate donors such as yourself that we are able to continue to serve the city of Perth as an art organization. It is once again time for our annual fund drive.
This year’s contributions will mainly go toward repair costs of the Patrona Wing that was badly damaged in December’s storm. To make a contribution, please fill out the enclosed form and send it to the museum accompanied by a check. As a patron of the museum, all Commonwealth Industries employees will be entitled to half off on admission fees.

Very truly yours,
Gayle Meisner Curator Inglis Museum

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What is the main purpose of the letter?

(A) To recruit members
(B) To solicit a donation
(C) To request repairs
(D) To offer a discount
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What is the main purpose of the letter?

(A) To recruit members
(B) To solicit a donation
(C) To request repairs
(D) To offer a discount

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
MEMO

To: All staff
From: Bruno Smith
Subject: Walk for Pets
Date: April 20

This is to let you know that the annual Walk for Pets will be held on May 15 from 8:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. at Oceanview Park.
In addition to the usual adult walk, there will be a half-mile mini walk for 5 to 12-year-olds. Entry in the adult walk is $30 per person and $50 dollars per couple; entry in the miniwalk is $10 per child. We will have a barbecue at the park after the walk. Food will be provided but everyone is requested to bring drinks.
Half of the proceeds from the event will go toward Home for Pets, a foster home facility for abandoned pets, and the remainder will be divided among various animal welfare associations.

Everyone, come out and walk for the welfare of our furry friends!

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
Question: Why is the event being held?

(A) To entertain employees
(B) To provide financial support for Oceanview Park
(C) For children’s health
(D) For charitable purposes
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
Question: Why is the event being held?

(A) To entertain employees
(B) To provide financial support for Oceanview Park
(C) For children’s health
(D) For charitable purposes

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. solicit contributions 寄付を募る
2. donor 寄贈者
3. repair costs  修繕費
4. administrative costs 運営費
5. provide financial support 金銭的援助を行う
*「物質的援助」は material support。
6. philanthropic organization 慈善団体
7. non-profit organization 非営利団体
8. art organization 芸術団体
9. research institution 研究機関
10. fund-raising event  募金集めのためのイベント
11. collect donations donation 寄贈品を集める
12. set up a charitable foundation 慈善財団を設立する
13. raise money for people in need 困っている人のために寄付金を集める
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.

Travel English: Airport – Arriving at the airport

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. check-in counter チェックインカウンター
  Where is the United Airlines check-in counter?
2. airline エアライン、航空会社
  You can buy tickets on the airline’s website.
3. flight フライト
  Did you have a good flight?
4. long line 長蛇の列
  There is always a long line at the famous restaurant.
5. have time 時間がある
  If you have time, you should visit Tokyo Tower.
PART B_1
Let’s learn today’s phrases. Read the sentences below.
PART B_2
Where can I find the check-in counter for ANA?
Is there a restaurant where I can take a break?
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. After that, we’ll switch roles.
PART C_2
James
Hello, I’m wondering how to check in for my flight.
Attendant
Good afternoon, sir. You have to go to the check-in counter for your airline.
James
I see. I’m taking ANA. Where can I find the check-in counter for ANA?
Attendant
It’s over there. You can check-in at counter J.
James
Thank you! May I ask you one more question?
Attendant
Yes, sir.
James
Is there a restaurant where I can take a break? I still have time for my flight.
Attendant
Yes, there is a restaurant area on the second floor. There are also cafes.
James
I see.
The attendant points at a book store.
Attendant
You can also look for books to read during your flight in the book store.
James
Thank you!
PART D_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART D_2
James
Hello, I’m wondering how to check in for my flight.
Attendant
Good afternoon, sir. You have to go to _______________ for your airline.
James
I see. I’m taking ANA. Where _______________ for ANA?
Attendant
It’s over there. You can check-in at counter J.
James
Thank you! May I ask you one more question?
Attendant
Yes, sir.
James
Is there __________________? I still _______ until my flight.
Attendant
Yes, there is a restaurant area on the second floor. There are also cafes.
James
I see.
The attendant points at a book store.
Attendant
You can also look for books to read during your _____ in the book store.
James
Thank you!
PART E_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks with the vocabulary and expressions you learned.
PART E_2
Amy
Excuse me, could you tell me where can I check in for my flight?
Attendant
Which airline are you taking?
Amy
I’m taking British Airlines. Where _________________ for British Airlines?
Attendant
It’s counter 20. The counter over there with a long line.
Amy
I see. Thank you. __________ book store where I can buy magazines?
Attendant
Yes, it’s on the third floor.
Amy
Thank you very much.
Attendant
You’re welcome.
PART F_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART F_2
You are looking for the check-in counter. You will take JAL’s flight. Please ask where you can check in to your tutor, who will pretend to be an attendant.
PART F_3
PART F_4
You are looking for a cafe where you can spare time until your flight. Please ask your tutor if there’s any cafe, who will pretend to be an attendant.
PART F_5
PART G_1
Let’s review today’s phrases with your tutor. Read the sentences below.
PART G_2
Where can I find the check-in counter for ANA?
Is there a restaurant where I can take a break?
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.

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TOEIC: Employment status

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “employment status”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. in compliance with …に従って
2. policy [名]方針
3. set forth …を表明する
4. foster [動]…を促進する
5. experimental [形]実験的な
6. remain [動]…のままである
7. affect [動]…に影響を与える
8. regarding [前]…に関する
9. feel free to 遠慮なく…する
10. at any time いつでも
11. offer [名]申し出、提案
12. permanent [形]常勤雇用の
13. look to …しようとする
14. fill [動]…を満たす
15. give priority to …に優先権を与える
16. be eligible for …を受ける資格がある
17. company benefits 福利厚生
18. engage in …に従事する
19. no longer もはや…ない
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. in compliance with 
Answer:
2. remain 
Answer:
3. affect 
Answer:
4. give priority to 
Answer:
5. engage in 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
NOTICE OFFER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Become a permanent member of the Fashion Outlet family!
The Fashion Outlet stores located downtown and in Mega Mall are looking to fill five full-time positions.
We are giving priority to those of you currently working as summer part-time employees. Becoming a full-time employee of Fashion Outlet means you will receive a pay raise as well as be eligible for all company benefits.
You will be required to sign a full-time employment agreement with us after which you will no longer be free to engage in other employment.

If you are interested in joining the Fashion Outlet family on a full-time basis, contact me at lchang@fashionoutlet.com by August 20, and I will give you the application details.

Lola Chang Manager, Fashion Outlet, Mega Mall

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
According to the notice, what are full-time employees of Fashion Outlet required to do?

(A) Refrain from working elsewhere
(B) Work only during the winter months
(C) Engage in activities after work
(D) Decline all company benefits
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
According to the notice, what are full-time employees of Fashion Outlet required to do?

(A) Refrain from working elsewhere
(B) Work only during the winter months
(C) Engage in activities after work
(D) Decline all company benefits

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
MEMORANDUM

From: Grace Townsend, Supervisor
To: All Townsend factory staff
Date: February 10
Re: Change in shift hours

In compliance with the new company policy set forth to foster a better working environment, factory shift hours will be changed on an experimental basis for six months starting March 15.
The morning shift will be moved up one hour to begin at 8 A.M. and end at 4 P.M., the day shift will be from 4 P.M. to 12 A.M., and the night shift will be from 12 A.M. to 8 A.M.
Although the beginning and ending times of shifts will change, actual hours worked will remain the same, which means that wages will not be affected.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, feel free to contact me at any time.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
Why will shift hours be changed?

(A) To boost production
(B) To carry out an evaluation
(C) To enable workers to receive more pay
(D) To allow the factory to save energy
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
Why will shift hours be changed?

(A) To boost production
(B) To carry out an evaluation
(C) To enable workers to receive more pay
(D) To allow the factory to save energy

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. employment agreement 雇用契約書
2. on an hourly basis 時間単位で
3. part-time employee  パート、アルバイト
4. salary (固定給の)給料
5. wage 時給
6. full-time employee 正社員
7. temporary worker 派遣社員
8. contract employee 契約社員
9. take shifts シフト制で働く
10. day shifts 昼のシフト、日勤
11. night shifts 夜のシフト、夜勤
12. work the morning shift 朝のシフトで働く
13. pay differential 賃金格差
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.

TOEIC: Recruiting 2

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “recruiting”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. confirm [動]…を承認する
2. employment [名]仕事、勤務
3. representative [名]代表者
4. report to …に顔を出す、…に直属する
5. go over …を詳細に調べる
6. starting salary 初任給
7. take part in …に参加する
8. orientation [名]オリエンテーション
9. hire [名](アメリカ英語で)新雇用者
10. become acquainted with …に精通する
11. application [名]応募
12. sales representative 営業担当者
13. I am writing to …するために(手紙やメールを)書いている
14. inform someone that <+人+>(人)に…ということを知らせる
15. schedule [動]…を予定する
16. call away (人)を呼び出す
17. reschedule [動]…の予定を変更する
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. confirm 
Answer:
2. representative 
Answer:
3. take part in 
Answer:
4. application 
Answer:
5. reschedule 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
To: Mr. James Finley
From: Sue Patterson, Melodia Industries
Date: March 18
Subject: Change in interview date
Thank you for your recent application for the position of sales representative for Melodia Industries.
I am writing to inform you that the head of Sales, Don Richman, who was scheduled to conduct the interview, has suddenly been called away on family business.
Unfortunately, your interview scheduled for tomorrow at 10 A.M. will have to be rescheduled.
The new date is next Wednesday, March 26 at 2 P.M. Could you kindly let me know if you can make it?
If not, the day cannot be changed, but we can switch your appointment with one of the other candidates who have interviews scheduled for the morning of the 26th.
We regret the inconvenience and look forward to meeting with you.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
Question : Why was the date of the interview changed?

(A) The position had already been filled.
(B) The interviewer was not available.
(C) The other candidates had interviews on that day.
(D) The company was having a holiday.
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
Question : Why was the date of the interview changed?

(A) The position had already been filled.
(B) The interviewer was not available.
(C) The other candidates had interviews on that day.
(D) The company was having a holiday.

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
Ms. Julie Marshall
429 Forest Way Springfield, MA 01107

Dear Ms. Marshall,

As director of Human Resources at Mobile Solutions Inc., I am happy to confirm that you have been hired for full-time employment as a customer service representative.
Your employment begins on Monday, June 9. Please report to my office at 9 A.M. so we can go over your starting salary, vacation time and benefits package.
As a new employee, you will be required to take part in a three-week orientation program, which is to begin on Tuesday, June 10.
The first week of orientation helps all new hires become acquainted with company procedures and policies.
During the remaining two weeks of orientation, you will receive training specific to your work in customer service.

We look forward to working with you here at Mobile Solutions.

Sincerely,
George Jacobs Director,
Human Resources Mobile Solutions Inc.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
Question: What is the main purpose of the letter?

(A) To announce a hiring decision
(B) To inform an employee about company benefits
(C) To decline a job offer
(D) To recruit a company representative
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
Question: What is the main purpose of the letter?

(A) To announce a hiring decision
(B) To inform an employee about company benefits
(C) To decline a job offer
(D) To recruit a company representative

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. procedure [名]手続き
2. policy [名]方針
3. remaining  [形]残りの
4. specific to …に特化した
5. kindly [副]恐れ入りますが
6. make it 都合をつける
7. if not もしそうでないなら
8. switch A with B A B をと交換する
9. regret [動]…を申し訳なく思う
10. inconvenience [名]不便
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.