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1 Meeting – Setting an Agenda

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you will learn how to set an agenda in a meeting 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
agenda
a list or outline of things to be done or considered
Sample Sentence:
minutes
the official notes kept during a meeting
Sample Sentence:
address
to resolve a problem
Sample Sentence:
go over
to check something in a careful or detailed way
Sample Sentence:
end up
turn out to be
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
In the upcoming interdepartmental meeting, you’re assigned to explain the 2016 Sales Report of Smartphone Units.
• 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
As a conclusion of the recent meeting with department heads, you need to relay the information about the 2016 Sales Report of Smartphone Units to your team, and come up with an action plan for this year’s marketing and advertising plan. The decrease in sales in smartphone units in the 3rd quarter was due to the problem with the production around July. It resulted in the delay in product release.
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 head the meeting than write the minutes.
Answer:
Setting an agenda is the most important part of a meeting.
Answer:
Long meetings are productive.
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.

5 Business Basics – Talking About Time

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn expressions and vocabulary to use when talking about time.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. quarter 15分間
words: [noun:名詞] a period of fifteen minutes before or after a stated time
example: It’s a quarter before seven.
2. on time 時間通りに
words: [adverb:副詞] not late
example: We’re going to make it on time .
3. rush hour ラッシュアワー
words: [noun:名詞] a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest.
example: I’m pretty sure we’ll get stuck in rush hour traffic this morning.
4. distant 遠い
words: [adjective:形容詞] one thing is far from another
example: We are not that distant from the office.
5. travel 旅行する
words: [verb:動詞] make a journey, typically of some length
example: We have enough time to travel .
6. accomplish 成し遂げる完成する
words: [verb:動詞] achieve or complete successfully
example: I have some tasks to accomplish today.
7. over 終わって過ぎて
words: [adjective:形容詞] finished
example: It will be over before ten this morning.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
quarter
Answer:
on time
Answer:
rush hour
Answer:
distant
Answer:
travel
Answer:
accomplish
Answer:
over
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: “Hello, Brenda! It’s Alexandra’s new project presentation today.
What time is it? We’re going to be late for her presentation.”
Student: “It’s a (1) quarter before seven.
Don’t worry we will be fine. We’re going to make it (2) on time.”
Tutor: “But I thought we had to be at the office by exactly 7 o’clock.
I think we’re not going to make it on time. It’s Friday and I’m pretty sure
we’ll get stuck in (3) rush hour traffic. ”
Student: “Sure we will. We are not that (4) distant from the office.
Anyway, the presentation starts at 7:30am so we have enough time
to (5) travel.”
Tutor: “I really hope so. By the way, until what time is Alexandra’s presentation today?
You know I have some tasks to (6) accomplish today.”
Student: “I guess, it’ll be (7) over before ten this morning.
There’s nothing to worry about. I’m sure you’ll meet your deadline today.”
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: “Hello, Brenda! It’s Alexandra’s new project presentation today.
What time is it? We’re going to be late for her presentation.”
Student: “It’s a (1) __________ before seven.
Don’t worry we will be fine. We’re going to make it (2) __________ .”
Tutor: “But I thought we had to be at the office by exactly 7 o’clock.
I think we’re not going to make it on time. It’s Friday and I’m pretty sure we’ll get stuck in (3) __________ traffic.”
Student: “Sure we will. We are not that (4) __________ from the office.
Anyway, the presentation starts at 7:30am so we have enough time to (5) __________ .”
Tutor: “I really hope so. By the way, until what time is Alexandra’s presentation today
You know I have some tasks to (6) __________ today.”
Student: “I guess, it’ll be (7) __________ before ten this morning.
There’s nothing to worry about. I’m sure you’ll meet your deadline today.”
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
We’re going to be late for her presentation today.
PART C_1
a. I report to office everyday.
b. We’re going to make it on time.
c. I don’t come to office late.
d. I ride the company bus every morning.
PART C_2
What time is it?
PART C_2
a. It’s time to leave.
b. Thanks, but no thanks.
c. It’s a quarter before seven.
d. It’s time for my favorite noontime show.
PART C_3
What time should we report to the office?
PART C_3
a. We have to be at the office at exactly 7 o’clock.
b. We should leave early.
c. It’s a busy day.
d. It’s nighttime.
PART C_4
By the way, until what time is Alexandra’s presentation today?
PART C_4
a. It’s early in the morning.
b. It’s until weekend.
c. I guess it’ll be over before ten this morning.
d. Let’s call it a day.
PART C_5
What time will the presentation start?
PART C_5
a. The presentation starts at 7:30 am
b. Tomorrow.
c. I report to work on time.
d. I make sure that I punch in before going to my table.
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.

4 Business Basics – Talking about schedule

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn some expressions and vocabulary to use when talking about schedule.

PART A-1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A-2
1. HR Department (Human Resources) 人事部
words: [noun:名詞] a department in a company handling employee relations
example: I am Bless Morgan from the HR Department .
2. discuss 話し合う討論する
words: [verb:動詞] to talk about something with someone
example: Today, we are going to discuss your work schedule.
3. work schedule 仕事の予定
words: [noun:名詞] timetable at work
example: What will be my work schedule ?
4. report to work 仕事に行く
words: [verb:動詞] to go to the office to do tasks
example: What time should I report to work ?
5. clock in 出社時間を記録する
words: [verb:動詞] to record the time that one starts working
example: You are advised to clock in at least 5 minutes before 9:00am.
6. tardiness 納期遅れ
words: [noun:名詞] habit of being late
example: Clock in at least 5 minutes before 9:00am to avoid tardiness .
7. breaktime 休憩時間
words: [noun:名詞、複数形 breaktimes] a scheduled time where workers stop working for a short period of time
example: Here at ZZZ Corporation, we have two breaktime s.
PART A-3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A-4
HR Department (Human Resources)
Answer:
discuss
Answer:
work schedule
Answer:
report to work
Answer:
clock in
Answer:
tardiness
Answer:
breaktime
Answer:
PART B-1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B-2
Tutor: Good morning, Mr. Sakai. I am Bless Morgan from the (1) HR Department
we are going to (2) discussyour (3) work schedule.
Student: Good morning, Ms. Morgan. What will be my work schedule? What time should I
(4) report to work?
Tutor: Please report to work at 9:00am. You are advised to (5) clock inat least 5 minutes before 9:00am to avoid (6) tardiness.
Student: Noted, Ms. Morgan. What time should we take our break?
Tutor: Here at ZZZ Corporation, we have two (7) breaktimes.
Lunch break is from 12:00nn to 1:00pm and the 15-minute break in the afternoon starts
at 3:00pm. Do you have any questions, Mr. Sakai?
Student: No, I do not have any questions. I understand now, Ms. Morgan. Thank you very much.
PART B-3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B-4
Tutor: Good morning, Mr. Sakai. I am Bless Morgan from the (1) __________ and today we are going to (2) __________ your (3) __________.
Student: Good morning, Ms. Morgan. What will be my work schedule?
What time should I (4) __________ to?
Tutor: Please report to work at 9:00am. You are advised to (5) __________ at least 5 minutes
before 9:00am to avoid (6) __________.
Student: Noted, Ms. Morgan. What time should we take our break?
Tutor: Here at ZZZ Corporation, we have two (7) __________.
Lunch break is from 12:00nn to 1:00pm and the 15-minute break in the afternoon starts at 3:00pm. Do you have any questions, Mr. Sakai?
Student: No, I do not have any questions. I understand now, Ms. Morgan. Thank you very much.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
What are we going to discuss today?
PART C_1
a. We discussed some problems with friends.
b. They discussed personal matters.
c. Today, we are going to discuss your work schedule.
d. Today, we discussed your work schedule.
PART C_2
What time should I report to work?
PART C_2
a. Please report to work at 9:00am.
b. Please rest during the weekend.
c. Please report on Wednesday.
d. Please submit your report at 9:00am.
PART C_3
What time should we take our break?
PART C_3
a. You will be breaking records.
b. Your break time is at 12:00nn until 1:00pm.
c. You will have a break after your work is done.
d. Your break time depends on you.
PART C_4
Do you have any questions, Mr. Sakai?
PART C_4
a. Any question is fine.
b. That question is irrelevant.
c. Yes, questioning is good.
d. No, I do not have any questions.
PART C_5
What time will be my 15-minute break?
PART C_5
a. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
b. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
c. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:00pm to 3:15pm.
d. Your 15-minute break will be from 3:00pm to 3:50pm.
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.

3 Business Basics – Starting a conversation

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn some expressions to use when starting a conversation. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. division 課、局、部
words: [noun:名詞] a section of organization
example: How are things in your division ?
2. paperwork 書類仕事
words: [noun:名詞] routine work involving written documents such as reports or letters
example: We have a lot of paperwork to do today.
3. hurry 急ぐ
words: [verb:動詞] to move or act fast
example: Are you in a hurry ?
4. critical 決定的な重大な
words: [adjective:形容詞] of great importance
example: I have a critical meeting.
5. proposal 提案
words: [noun:名詞] a suggestion
example: I have a critical meeting about my project proposal .
6. approval 賛成、承認
words: [noun:名詞] to accept or confirm something
example: I am really hoping for approval .
7. massive 大規模な、大量の
words: [adjective:形容詞] extremely large; big
example: I heard it is a massive one.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
division
Answer:
paperwork
Answer:
hurry
Answer:
critical
Answer:
proposal
Answer:
approval
Answer:
massive
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Hi there! How is it going?
Student: Oh, hello! Everything’s great. How are things in your (1) division?
Tutor: Well, we have a lot of (2) paperworkto do today. Are you in a (3) hurry?
Student: Yeah, sort of. I have a (4) ?criticalmeeting about my project (5) proposal,
and I am really hoping for an (6) approval.
Tutor: I heard it is a (7) massiveone. Good luck to you!
Student: Thanks a lot! See you around.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Hi there! How is it going?
Student: Oh, hello! Everything’s great. How are things in your (1) __________ ?
Tutor: Well, we have a lot of (2) __________to do today. Are you in a (3) __________?
Student: Yeah, sort of. I have a (4) __________meeting about my project (5) __________,
and I am really hoping for an (6) __________.
Tutor: I heard it is a (7) __________ one. Good luck to you!
Student: Thanks a lot! See you around.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Hi there!
PART C_1
a. Good bye.
b. Yes, I’m sorry?
c. Oh, hello!
d. Zup, dude!
PART C_2
How is it going?
PART C_2
a. Let’s go now.
b. I’m not hungry.
c. I apologize.
d. Everything’s great.
PART C_3
How are things in your division?
PART C_3
a. I made it.
b. It’s a beautiful morning.
c. We have a lot of paperwork to do today.
d. We are all having fun tonight.
PART C_4
Are you in a hurry?
PART C_4
a. I’m faster than him.
b. Yeah, sort of.
c. Thank you.
d. Everything’s fine.
PART C_5
Good luck to you!
PART C_5
a. I’m sorry.
b. You’re welcome
c. Thanks a lot!
d. This is noted.
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.

2 Business Basics – Greeting Your Coworkers

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn some basic greetings in the workplace setting. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. smoothly 滑らかに、すらすらと
words: [adverb:副詞] to do something without any problems or difficulties
example: The project has been going smoothly this month.
2. quite 並外れ、かなりの
words: [adverb:副詞] completely; to a high degree
example: It was quite a challenge.
3. superior 上役、先輩
words: [noun:名詞] a person higher in rank or status
example: Thanks to my encouraging superiors.
4. launch 開始する
words: [verb:動詞] to start or introduce something
example: We will launch it next month.
5. finalize 完成させる
words: [verb:動詞] to complete all the details of
example: We’re about to finalize everything by Thursday.
6. promising 将来有望な
words: [adjective:形容詞] showing signs of future success
example: The project sounds promising.
7. hesitate ためらう
words: [verb:動詞] to pause before saying or doing something
example: Don’t hesitate to ask.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
smoothly
Answer:
quite
Answer:
superior
Answer:
launch
Answer:
finalize
Answer:
promising
Answer:
hesitate
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Good Morning, Mr. Watanabe! How is your team’s project going?
Student: Good Morning, Mr. Myers! It was (1) quite a challenge at first,
but it has been going (2) smoothly this month.
Thanks to my hardworking teammates and encouraging (3) superiors.
Tutor: Good to know that you’re getting all the support you can get.
By the way, when will your team (4) launch this project?
Student: We will launch it next month.
We’re now about to (5) finalize everything by Thursday.
Tutor: “Sounds (6) promising. Should you need my assistance,
don’t (7) hesitate to ask.”
Student: Thank you. That’s so nice of you.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Good Morning, Mr. Watanabe! How is your team’s project going?
Student: Good Morning, Mr. Myers! It was (1) _______ a challenge at first,
but it has been going (2) _________ this month.
Thanks to my hardworking teammates and encouraging (3) ________.

Tutor: Good to know that you’re getting all the support you can get.
By the way, when will your team (4) _______ this project?
Student: We will launch it next month.
We’re now about to (5) ________ everything by Thursday.
Tutor: Sounds (6)_______. Should you need my assistance,
don’t (7) ______ to ask.
Student: Thank you. That’s so nice of you.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Good morning! How is your team’s project going?
PART C_1
a. It was late in the evening when we stopped.
b. It has been going smoothly this month.
c. Thanks for asking.
d. Sounds promising.
PART C_2
Thanks to my hardworking teammates and encouraging superiors.
PART C_2
a. You’re very much welcome.
b. I’m sorry to hear that. I’ll make it up to you.
c. The feeling is mutual.
d. Good to know that you’re getting all the support you can get.
PART C_3
When will your team launch this project?
PART C_3
a. We will launch it next month.
b. No, we will launch it soon.
c. Actually, we started the project six months ago.
d. Do you have any idea?
PART C_4
We’re about to finalize everything by Thursday.
PART C_4
a. What can I do for you?
b. Little did I know.
c. Sounds promising.
d. Please stay on the line.
PART C_5
Should you need my assistance, don’t hesitate to ask.
PART C_5
a. I’m not sure.
b. What do you want to ask?
c. How may I help you?
d. Thank you. That’s so nice of you.
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.

1 Business Basics – Self-introduction at work

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn how to do self-introduction at work.

PART A_1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A_2
1. report 報告する。伝える。
words: [verb:動詞] to notify relevant authorities with updates on work- related matters
example: Report all task updates to Ms. Kat Percy.
2. hobby 趣味
words: [noun:名詞] things a person does during his/her free time
example: My hobbies are playing the guitar and cooking.
3. handle 取り扱う。操縦する。
words: [verb:動詞] to manage, deal with, or be responsible for something
example: I also handled marketing tasks before.
4. commute 通勤する
words: [verb:動詞] to go to work or school from home
example: I commute by train every day.
5. show around 見せて回る。案内する。
words: [verb:動詞] tour a person around the new place
example: Let me show you around first.
6. task assignment 作業割り当て
words: [noun:名詞] assigned things to do at work
example: I’m ready for my task assignment for the day.
7. immediate supervisor 直属の上司
words: [noun:名詞] a person of authority to whom you directly report at work
example: Ms. Kat Percy will be your immediate supervisor.
PART A_3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A_4
report
Answer:
hobby
Answer:
handle
Answer:
commute
Answer:
show around
Answer:
task assignment
Answer:
immediate supervisor
Answer:
PART B_1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Tutor: Hi. You must be (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher).
I’m Leslie Ronald from the HR Department.
Welcome to AXL Company.
Did you have a hard time coming to the office?
Student: Hello, Ms. Ronald. Yes, I’m (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher).
Thanks for the warm welcome.
I (1) commuted by train and it only took me 25 minutes to get here.
Tutor: Great to hear that. Let me (2) show you around first.
By the way, what do you usually do during your free time?
Student: That’s perfect. Oh, my (3) hobbies are playing the guitar and cooking.
Tutor: Sounds interesting. This is the Marketing Department.
Ms. Kat Percy will be your (4) immediate supervisor
so you’ll (5) report task updates to her.
Student: Hi, everyone! I’m (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher).
It’s nice to meet you. In my previous company, I also (6) handled marketing tasks.
I’m ready for today’s (7) task assignment.
PART B_3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B_4
Tutor: Hi. You must be (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher).
I’m Leslie Ronald from the HR Department.
Welcome to AXL Company.
Did you have a hard time coming to the office?
Student: Hello, Ms. Ronald. Yes, I’m (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher).
Thanks for the warm welcome.
I (1) __________ by train and it only took me 25 minutes to get here.
Tutor: “Great to hear that. Let me (2) ______ you ______ first.
By the way, what do you usually do during your free time?”
Student: That’s perfect. Oh, my (3) _______ are playing the guitar and cooking.
Tutor: Sounds interesting. This is the Marketing Department.
Ms. Kat Percy will be your (4) _________ _________
so you’ll (5) _______ task updates to her.
Student: Hi, everyone! I’m (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher).
It’s nice to meet you. In my previous company, I also (6) _______ marketing tasks.
I’m ready for today’s (7) _________ _________.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Welcome to AXL Company.
PART C_1
a. Thanks for the warm welcome.
b. You’re welcome.
c. Come again.
d. It’s a beautiful day.
PART C_2
Did you have a hard time coming to the office?
PART C_2
a. Yes, it was an easy commute.
b. No, it only took me 25 minutes to get here.
c. No, I got lost.
d. Yes, I followed the crowd.
PART C_3
What do you usually do during your free time?
PART C_3
a. I’m fine, thank you.
b. Sounds interesting.
c. Pleased to meet you.
d. My hobbies are playing the guitar and cooking.
PART C_4
Hi, everyone! I’m (John Reynolds or Mary Fisher). It’s nice to meet you.
PART C_4
a. We’re glad to meet you, too.
b. It’s a pleasure to speak with you.
c. What a wonderful day!
d. Let’s call it a day.
PART C_5
I’m ready for today’s task assignment.
PART C_5
a. I beg your pardon.
b. Sure. Let’s have a short meeting after your orientation.
c. I think it’ll be given to you next week.
d. May I have your profile?
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.

3 Grammar_prepositions (incl. movies&sounds) Lesson 1

PART A_1

Let’s introduce ourselves to each other.

PART A_2

My name is ________________. What is your name?

PART A_3

I am ________________. Nice to meet you.

PART A_4

Nice to meet you too, ________________. What do you like to do on rainy days?

PART A_5

________________________________. How about you?

PART A_6

________________________________. Let’s begin our lesson!

PART B_1

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

PART B_2

1.
A woman in a gorgeous dress.
2.
There’s a fish on the hook.
3.
The students are at their desks.
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

Please fill in the blanks and read aloud the sentence. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.

PART C_2

1. There’re seven days __________ a week.
2. You have mud __________ your shoes.
3. She is good __________ mathematics.
4. She ran away __________ the sight of the cat.
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

Now, you will rearrange the words to make a sentence.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART D_2

1. ( a / seven / in / days / There’re / week ).
Answer:
2. ( on / have / your / shoes / muds / You ).
Answer:
3. ( mathematics / is / good / at / She ).
Answer:
4. ( the / the / cat / She / of / at / away / ran / sight ).
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

Now, you will use the word you have learned to make 2 sentences.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART E_2

word: in
1. .
2. .
word: on
1. .
2. .
word: at
1. .
2. .
PART E_2

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 E_3

PART F_1

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

PART F_2

1. How many English class do you have in a week?
Answer:
2. Which part of Japan do you live in?
Answer:
3. Where do you put your bag on?
Answer:
4. What day do you have a music class?
Answer:
5. What subject are you good at?
Answer:
PART F_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 F_4

PART G_1

Let’s do a free talk.
(Please do a free talk if you have time left.)

PART G_2

3 Grammar_prepositions (incl. movies&sounds) Lesson (template)

PART A_1

Let’s introduce ourselves to each other.

PART A_2

My name is ________________. What is your name?

PART A_3

I am ________________. Nice to meet you.

PART A_4

Nice to meet you too, ________________. ●?

PART A_5

________________________________. How about you?

PART A_6

________________________________. Let’s begin our lesson!

PART B_1

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

PART B_2

1.
2.
3.
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

Please fill in the blanks and read aloud the sentence. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.

PART C_2

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

Now, you will rearrange the words to ask me questions using the grammar topics you learned.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART D_2

1. ( ● / ● / ● / ● / ● / ● ).
Answer:
2. ( ● / ● / ● / ● / ● / ● ).
Answer:
3. ( ● / ● / ● / ● / ● / ● ).
Answer:
4. ( ● / ● / ● / ● / ● / ● ).
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

Now, you will use the word you have learned to make 2 sentences.
(Please send the sentences that need grammar corrections to your student.)

PART E_2

word:
1. .
2. .
word:
1. .
2. .
word:
1. .
2. .
PART E_2

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 E_3

PART F_1

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

PART F_2

1.
Answer:
2.
Answer:
3.
Answer:
4.
Answer:
5.
Answer:
PART F_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 F_4

PART G_1

Let’s do a free talk.
(Please do a free talk if you have time left.)

PART G_2

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7 Business Basics – Agreeing or disagreeing to someone

LESSON GOAL

Let’s check our lesson goal. In this material, you will learn expressions to use when agreeing or diasagreeing to someone. You will also learn new vocabulary.

PART A-1
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
PART A-2
1. rewrite 書き直す
words: [verb:動詞] to write again
example: Should we rewrite it?
2. additional 追加の
words: [adjective:形容詞] extra
example: Could you include additional information about the payments?
3. inform 知らせる
words: [verb:動詞 過去形 informed] give notice to
example: I’ll inform you when I’m done.
4. vague 漠然としたあいまいな
words: [adjective:形容詞] not clear
example: Other information might make the report vague .
5. file 書類
words: [noun:名詞] a printed paper that gives information
example: I can write them on a separate file .
6. difficult 難しい
words: [adjective:形容詞] not easy
example: It’s difficult to understand.
7. separate 別の、異なる
words: [adjective:形容詞] different from something else
example: I can write them on a separate file.
PART A-3
Make sentences using the given vocabulary words.
PART A-4
rewrite
Answer:
additional
Answer:
inform
Answer:
vague
Answer:
file
Answer:
difficult
Answer:
separate
Answer:
PART B-1
We will read aloud the dialogue below. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B-2
Tutor: Please take a look at this report, (Andrew or Frances). Should we (1) rewriteit?
Student: Yes, I think so. It’s (2) difficult to understand. We should make it short.
Tutor: I agree. If possible, could you include (3) additionalinformation about the payments? The manager might need it for the next meeting.
Student: “I’m not sure about that. Other information might make the report (4)vague ,
but I can write them on a (5) separate(6) file.”
Tutor: “That will do. Thank you so much, (Andrew or Frances).
When can you submit your report?”
Student: Please give me until tomorrow. I’ll (7) inform you when I’m done. Thank you.
PART B-3
Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART B-4
Tutor: Please take a look at this report, (Andrew or Frances). Should we (1) __________ it?
Student: Yes, I think so. It’s (2) __________ to understand. We should make it short.
Tutor: “I agree. If possible, could you include (3) __________ information about the payments?
The manager might need it for the next meeting.”
Student: “I’m not sure about that. Other information might make the report (4) __________ ,
but I can write them on a (5) __________ (6) __________ .”
Tutor: “That will do. Thank you so much, (Andrew or Frances).
When can you submit your report?”
Student: Please give me until tomorrow. I’ll (7) __________ you when I’m done. Thank you.
PART C
Your tutor will read the following statements.
Choose the appropriate response for each item.
PART C_1
Take a look at this report, (Andrew/Frances). Should we rewrite it?
PART C_1
a. No, I’m okay.
b. That’s good.
c. What a beautiful day.
d. Yes, I think so.
PART C_2
It’s difficult to understand. We should make it short.
PART C_2
a. Maybe, I’m okay.
b. That’s good.
c. What a beautiful day.
d. I agree.
PART C_3
If possible, could you include additional information about the payments? The manager might need it.
PART C_3
a. Good bye.
b. I’m not sure about that.
c. Yes, I don’t think so.
d. I will send you a message next week.
PART C_4
I can write them on a separate file.
PART C_4
a. That will do.
b. Really?
c. No.
d. Do you need more help?”
PART C_5
That will do. When can you give your reports?
PART C_5
a. Maybe next year.
b. I’ll inform you when I’m not yet done.
c. Please give me until tomorrow.
d. Have a great day ahead.
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.