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Business Conversation (Expert): Potential business partners

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. stunned
  -very shocked or surprised
  The investors were stunned by the group’s unique business proposal.
2. user interface
  -the way in which the information on a computer, phone, etc. and instructions on how to use it are arranged on the screen and shown to the user
  The e-commerce company aims to rebrand and change its website’s user interface to be more user-friendly.
3. tech-savvy
  -knowing a lot about modern technology, especially computers
  The IT company is currently looking for fresh graduates who are tech-savvy and willing to learn.
4. assertive
  -having or showing a confident and forceful personality
  David’s manager advised him to be more assertive if he really wants the promotion.
5. innovation
  -(the use of) a new idea or method
  The brand encourages innovation and promotes originality.
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. stunned 
Answer:
2.user interface 
Answer:
3.tech-savvy 
Answer:
4.assertive 
Answer:
5.innovation 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. After that, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2
Harry
Hi, Liam. I visited your company’s website and I was really stunned and impressed.
Liam
Thanks, Harry. What did you like most about it?
Harry
I was really amazed by its user interface. Your website seems user-friendly.
Liam
Yeah, it is. Thanks to our company’s skilled developers and designers.
Harry
Our company is also considering developing our site. Do you know someone who could help us with web content?
Liam
Sure thing, Harry. I have a colleague named Macy Williams. She’s the one who designed our website.
Harry
She must be very skilled and tech-savvy. Do you mind if I ask for her contact details?
Liam
No problem! You may reach her at MacyWilliams@CDOmail.com. And yes, she’s very assertive and has many ideas for innovation for our company.
Harry
Thanks, Liam! One more thing, could I mention your name when I contact her?
Liam
Of course, Harry.
PART B_3
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
PART B_4
PART C_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART C_2
You are in a trade show that showcases multimedia contents of different product brands when you saw your former colleague. Approach him/her politely and ask if he/she knows a production team that can help your skincare brand produce TV and print advertisements. Your tutor will play your former colleague’s role. Please use the following points as your guide:
– Name of the potential contact
– Contact details
– Permission to mention your former colleague
PART C_3
PART D_1
Let’s discuss today’s theme. Please answer the questions below.
PART D_2
1. What makes your business/company unique?
2. What other types of business would you like to venture into in the future?
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.

Y_CE_B-10-1

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

organic
additive
twice as much
worth the price
fear of ~

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

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

PART B_2

In less than a century, the word “organic” became a symbol of quality and tradition. In recent years, many organic products have appeared in shopping areas and superstores, claiming they are “100% organic” and have “no artificial additives.” But do they truly help the environment? Are they better for your health? They may cost twice as much, but how can we check what you are getting and if they are worth the price?

The largest sector of organic products still belongs to food. Supporters claim they taste better and are better for people. Critics, on the other hand, say there is no nutritional difference. The public demand for such products has increased drastically due to fear of the possible health risks of chemical pesticides. Consumers believe that pesticides can cause cancer, especially in children. But scientists claim that the fear is exaggerated.

There is still reason to be cautious despite denials by many scientists. A recent study showed that 203 out of 957 non-organic foods tested still had some pesticides. This includes nearly all bread tested. Still, other scientists claim that our understanding of pesticide effects on humans is very limited.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_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.

PART B_6

1. What became a symbol of quality and tradition?
Answer:
2. What is the largest sector of organic products?
Answer:
3. Why has the public demand for organic products increased?
Answer:
4. How many non-organic foods were tested in a recent study?
Answer:
PART B_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 B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

organic
twice as much
due to ~
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your sentences.
(Please review your student’s sentences by sending them in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected sentences.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answer.

PART D_2

Sample Question:
Studying English is important. Do you agree with that?
Sample Answer:
I agree. In my opinion, English is not only a school subject but a language that can be used for communication. To have a good future, we need to study English so we can have more opportunities to achieve success.
PART D_3

You will defend your opinion about the following topics. Your answer should have at least one reason.
Your answer should start with “I agree/ I disagree”.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART D_4

1. Organic foods are not completely free from chemicals. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
2. There is no specific way to tell if the organic products in stores are truly natural or not. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
PART D_5

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_6

PART E_1

Now, please answer the following questions. Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART E_2

1. Why do you think many people believe organic foods are healthier?
Answer:
2. Should the prices of organic products be reduced? Why or why not?
Answer:
PART E_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 E_4

Y_P_Lesson-9-1

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

every ~ years
live a ~ life
incident
suffer from ~
survival

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

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

PART B_2

Father of the Paralympic Games
The Paralympics is held every four years after the Olympics, but did you know it has a different origin? Founded by Dr. Ludwig Guttman, he devoted his life to helping paralyzed patients live full lives.

Guttman was born into a Jewish family in 1899. At eighteen years old, he helped patients at a local hospital. One day, Guttman was shocked to see a young man with a broken back kept in a cast. The patient had lost his ability to move and his hope for the future. Guttman learns that the patient would die in three months but only after five weeks, the young man passed away. This incident led Guttman to study medicine at the university.

Guttman flew from Germany to England with his wife and children in 1939. He started working at Stoke Mandeville Hospital a few years later, and most of the patients in the hospital were suffering from serious injuries. Seeing the depressed patients, Guttman decided to change the situation. He improved the quality of medical care and hired a physical trainer from the army to build up the patients’ strengths. In a few years, an 80% death rate turned to an 80% survival rate.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_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.

PART B_6

1. Who founded the Paralympics?
Answer:
2. At what age did Guttman help patients at a local hospital?
Answer:
3. When did Guttman and his family fly to England?
Answer:
4. What happened to the 80% death rate after a few years?
Answer:
PART B_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 B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

every ~ years
incident
suffer from ~
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your sentences.
(Please review your student’s sentences by sending them in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected sentences.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answer.

PART D_2

Sample Question:
Studying English is important. Do you agree with that?
Sample Answer:
I agree. In my opinion, English is not only a school subject but a language that can be used for communication. To have a good future, we need to study English so we can have more opportunities to achieve success.
PART D_3

You will defend your opinion about the following topics. Your answer should have at least one reason.
Your answer should start with “I agree/ I disagree”.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART D_4

1. Paralyzed patients should have a different healthcare service. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
2. Joining any sports or physical activities may not always be beneficial for a person with disabilities. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
PART D_5

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_6

PART E_1

Now, please answer the following questions. Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART E_2

1. Do you think people, in general, should know about primary care? Why or why not?
Answer:
2. What characteristics do you think a perfect health system should have?
Answer:
PART E_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 E_4

Business Conversation (Expert): Order Acknowledgement E-mail

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. fill an order
  -to meet the number of products ordered
  I need to fill these orders by the end of the week.
2. compensate
  -to provide something good or useful in place of something
  The factory will compensate their workers if they are hurt at work.
3. consignment
  -an amount of goods that is sent somewhere
  The first consignment of food has already left Manila.
4. restock
  -to replace goods that have been sold or used with a new supply of them
  When the item sells the suppliers can restock it.
5. give the green light
  -to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen
  The client has decided to give the green light to the plan.
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. fill an order 
Answer:
2.compensate 
Answer:
3.consignment 
Answer:
4.restock 
Answer:
5.give the green light 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the article. Please read it aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
Dear Mr. Holland,

On May 14, we were glad to receive your order of cement (reference no. 577806). Your cement order of 1,900 kg is being processed. Unfortunately, we are unable to fill your order at this time due to a lack of stock. Our available cement is 300 kilograms short. To compensate for the inconvenience, we recommend splitting the order into two consignments. The initial consignment will contain the first 1700 kg, with the remainder of your order being placed on hold. Once we restock, we’ll send the remaining items to you as soon as possible.

If you give us the green light for this setup, we’ll have the first shipment in transit by May 17. It is expected to arrive on May 18. We regret any inconvenience this may give you. We trust you will find our ideas to be helpful. Regarding this topic, we shall await your response. We’ll be waiting for your response on this subject.

Sincerely,

Tom Sato

PART B_3
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
PART B_4
PART C_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART C_2
You work for a convenience store as a procurement officer. You recently placed an order for soft drinks. You’ve just got an e-mail informing you of the status of your order. Share the details with your boss. Your tutor will be your boss.

– the order was received on July 14

– your order of 100 cases of 375 ml bottles and 100 cases of 500 ml bottles is currently being processed. However, that the 500 ml bottles are currently unavailable

– to compensate for the inconvenience, the store recommends delivering a part of the order. The store can deliver the first half of the purchase right away and process the rest as soon as possible

– their inventory will be replenished by the end of the week, allowing you to get the remainder of the order in two weeks

– by July 15, you’ll have the first batch on its way. The shipment is scheduled to arrive on July 18

PART C_3
PART D_1
Let’s discuss today’s theme. Please answer the questions below.
PART D_2
1. What are the most common delivery issues you run into? Please tell me about it.
2. Why is it important to address order issues prior to delivery?
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.

Y_CE_G-4-1

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

progress
CEO
GPS
create
conversation

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

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

PART B_2

Some wealthy people are planning to upload their brains onto computers after they pass away in hopes of making science progress enough and generate artificial intelligence (AI). This endeavor may seem unbelievable, but America’s highest-paid female CEO and founder of GPS navigation company GeoStar Martine Rothblatt made it somewhat possible.

She started Sinius Satellite Radio, a service that allows customers to listen to nearly a thousand different radio stations online. In 2007, Rothblatt created a simple replica of her partner’s brain and uploaded it into Bina48. The life-like robot was capable of having short conversations with humans. However, Bina48 cannot hold long conversations that seem fully “human.”

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_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.

PART B_6

1. Why do some rich people plan to upload their brains onto computers once they pass away?
Answer:
2. What is Sinius Satellite Radio?
Answer:
3. What did Rothblatt create in 2007?
Answer:
4. What could Bina48 do?
Answer:
PART B_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 B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

progress
GPS
conversation
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your sentences.
(Please review your student’s sentences by sending them in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected sentences.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answer.

PART D_2

Sample Question:
Studying English is important. Do you agree with that?
Sample Answer:
I agree. In my opinion, English is not only a school subject but a language that can be used for communication. To have a good future, we need to study English so we can have more opportunities to achieve success.
PART D_3

You will defend your opinion about the following topics. Your answer should have at least one reason.
Your answer should start with “I agree/ I disagree”.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART D_4

1. Artificial intelligence can possibly be more intelligent than humans in the future. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
2. There are no differences between artificial intelligence and robots. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
PART D_5

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_6

PART E_1

Now, please answer the following questions. Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART E_2

1. How is artificial intelligence helping us in this age?
Answer:
2. Can artificial intelligence be dangerous to society? Why or why not?
Answer:
PART E_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 E_4

Business Conversation (Expert): Replying to a proposal

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. notion
  -impression
  In order to build a positive notion, we must exceed our customers’ expectations as much as we can.
2. streamline
  -to change something so that it works better, esp. by making it simpler
  Kindly streamline the hiring process and remove unnecessary work.
3. best practice
  -a working method, or set of working methods, that is officially accepted as being the best to use in a particular business or industry
  The company has a great reputation for following best practices at all times.
4. patron
  -a regular customer
  The restaurant has garnered about 10% more patrons in the past three months.
5. proposition
  -an offer or suggestion, usually in business
  Please give me a week to review your proposition.
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. notion 
Answer:
2.streamline 
Answer:
3.best practice 
Answer:
4.patron 
Answer:
5.proposition 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the article. Please read it aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
From: Alexander Mason
To: Jack Connor
Subject: Product promotion proposal | Promotional gifts

Good day, Jack

I would like to express my gratitude for the proposal you sent.

Upon review, I have decided to accept your product promotion proposal. Giving promotional gifts is a wonderful idea to create a positive notion of our company as a whole.

However, I would like to point out some areas for improvement. I would like you to streamline the best practice you made in gathering suppliers for the gifts.

I am confident that having useful promotional gifts such as pens and table calendars is a great idea to garner more patrons. If this proposition is successful, we can proceed to promote our products further.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Alexander Mason
PART B_3
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
PART B_4
PART C_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART C_2
You received a proposal from your team member for a billboard print ad. Respond to your tutor, who will pretend to be your team member, using the following feedback structure:

– proposal evaluation
– revisions needed/areas for improvement
– expected outcome/s
PART C_3
PART D_1
Let’s discuss today’s theme. Please answer the questions below.
PART D_2
1. What is the importance of business proposals?
2. What factors must be looked into when checking proposals?
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.

Business Conversation (Expert): Suggesting solutions to problems

PART A_1
Let’s learn vocabulary. Listen and repeat the words and the sentences with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. agenda
  -a list of matters to be discussed at a meeting
  Let us prioritize the first three listed items in the agenda.
2. negotiate
  -to have formal discussions with someone to reach an agreement with them
  Good day. I would like to negotiate the production plan with you this Thursday.
3. have we considered ~
  -to suggest an alternative solution
  Have we considered promoting our services via email?
4. Let me know your thoughts.
  -a way to ask for someone’s reply, opinion, or idea
  This is our proposal. Please let me know your thoughts.
5. consensus
  -a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  What was the consensus in yesterday’s meeting?
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. agenda 
Answer:
2.negotiate 
Answer:
3.have we considered ~ 
Answer:
4.Let me know your thoughts. 
Answer:
5.consensus 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. After that, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2
William
Thank you for making it here on time. Please, have a seat.
Anne
What would be our agenda for today?
William
I have contacted our supplier in regards to the shampoo bottles we need. They need at least a month to complete the production of our request. However, all shampoo bottles are needed within three weeks.
Anne
I see. Have we considered switching to a different supplier?
William
Hmm, that is possible. But we have to negotiate for lower prices again.
Anne
Have we considered other solutions or alternatives?
William
What I can suggest is to retain our current supplier and contact another one who can provide us the shampoo bottles within the deadline for the same price. We can then split the production to the two suppliers. Let me know your thoughts.
Anne
That’s a wonderful idea. I have just one concern. This will cost us more.
William
Actually, it’ll cost us more if we stick to one supplier. Having two suppliers is more affordable and productive.
Anne
I understand. I shall contact other potential suppliers right away. Please give me until tomorrow morning.
William
Thank you, please keep me posted so we can reach a consensus as early as possible.
PART B_3
Please summarize the conversation using your own words and expressions.
PART B_4
PART C_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART C_2
The marketing head (your tutor) showed a comparative study of your company’s customer satisfaction (CSAT) rating. The study showed that the CSAT rate decreased this month. Please give ideas on how to improve your CSAT rating using the following flow:

– give a hypothetical suggestion
– provide (an) alternative/s
– preferred solution
PART C_3
PART D_1
Let’s discuss today’s theme. Please answer the questions below.
PART D_2
1. How do you present office concerns in your department or company?
2. What must we consider when providing possible solutions to office problems?
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.

Y_CE_B-9-2

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

put down
tremendous
back off
monopoly
hear someone out

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

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

PART B_2

Sarah responded to her husband’s point of argument incorrectly by sticking to her “truth.” Her husband’s concern was her not considering his needs, but she denied this. An alternative way for Sarah to respond to this is by expressing her feelings with “I feel” statements instead of being argumentative. She could say “I feel put down and angry, but I know there’s some truth in what you say,” then proceed to confirm what her husband thinks and show that she understands his feelings.

When you feel upset, there is a tremendous urge to defend yourself and argue. The key to resolving this is to back off and talk to the person in a different approach. The bottom line is to never defend the “truth.” When you give up the idea that you have a monopoly on the “truth” and instead understand the other person’s viewpoint, people will be more willing to understand yours and hear you out.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_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.

PART B_6

1. Based on the passage, how should Sarah respond to her husband?
Answer:
2. What do people feel when they are upset?
Answer:
3. What is the key to resolving an argument?
Answer:
4. What will happen when you undestand the other person’s point of view?
Answer:
PART B_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 B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

put down
tremendous
hear someone out
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your sentences.
(Please review your student’s sentences by sending them in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected sentences.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answer.

PART D_2

Sample Question:
Studying English is important. Do you agree with that?
Sample Answer:
I agree. In my opinion, English is not only a school subject but a language that can be used for communication. To have a good future, we need to study English so we can have more opportunities to achieve success.
PART D_3

You will defend your opinion about the following topics. Your answer should have at least one reason.
Your answer should start with “I agree/ I disagree”.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART D_4

1. Your “truth” is always different from another person’s “truth.” Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
2. It is normal to defend yourself and argue with other people. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
PART D_5

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_6

PART E_1

Now, please answer the following questions. Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART E_2

1. How important is listening when in an argument?
Answer:
2. For you, what are ways to avoid being argumentative?
Answer:
PART E_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 E_4

Y_CE_G-3-2

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

scholar
consistent
to name a few
elsewhere
in a way

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

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

PART B_2

Spelling is one of the most interesting changes in the English language. For example, in Old English, people wrote “riht.” A “g” is added in Middle English, spelling it “right” that we still use nowadays. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Noah Webster and other scholars wrote dictionaries to make English more consistent. However, different standards remain. In the UK and the US, in particular, “u” is added in some words like “colour” (UK) and “color” (US).

Changes in vocabulary, on the other hand, happen more quickly. English has grown by adopting words from other languages such as French, Spanish, and Arabic to name a few. These changes are mostly applicable in foods: for instance, “tofu” and “sushi,” even “edamame” are listed in English dictionaries. Slangs, terms that enter and leave the vocabulary every year, are becoming well-known, too.

English is spoken by many people worldwide. Although American and British versions are always changing, so are other types like in Canada, Singapore, and elsewhere. In a way, learning English is a never-ending process for everyone, even native speakers.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_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.

PART B_6

1. Why did scholars like Noah Websters write dictionaries?
Answer:
2. How is “right” spelled in Old English?
Answer:
3. To what are the vocabulary changes mostly applicable?
Answer:
4. What are slangs?
Answer:
PART B_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 B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

consistent
elsewhere
in a way
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your sentences.
(Please review your student’s sentences by sending them in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected sentences.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answer.

PART D_2

Sample Question:
Studying English is important. Do you agree with that?
Sample Answer:
I agree. In my opinion, English is not only a school subject but a language that can be used for communication. To have a good future, we need to study English so we can have more opportunities to achieve success.
PART D_3

You will defend your opinion about the following topics. Your answer should have at least one reason.
Your answer should start with “I agree/ I disagree”.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART D_4

1. The English language will continue to evolve. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
2. Some slangs might eventually be permanent in dictionaries. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
PART D_5

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_6

PART E_1

Now, please answer the following questions. Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART E_2

1. For you, why is English important?
Answer:
2. What is your opinion about slangs? Do you find them useful? Why or why not?
Answer:
PART E_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 E_4

Y_P_Lesson-8-2

PART A_1

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

PART A_2

end up doing
lie in ~
diamond
bud
on the other hand

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

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

PART B_2

The State-of-the-Art Origami Engineering
Dr. Miura Koryo’s folding process is not only seen and used in science. In fact, Miura-Ori can be found in things we normally use.

For example, a map is folded in the right angles into a small size. Once unfolded, it is uneasy to fold it back. We may end up tearing the map after it is repeatedly folded and unfolded. The solution lies in Miura-Ori: we can open and close a map with a single pull at two diagonal corners. One-pull maps are also available at stores. Another example is drink cans. The diamond-shaped patterns in drink cans save material used while maintaining the same structural strength. Miura-Ori can be found in nature as well. After a bud breaks, leaves spread out to get as much sunlight as possible. Additionally, flying insects take out and unfold their wings from their outer shells to fly. If Dr. Miura Koryo had not invented Miura-Ori, these wonders of nature would be unnoticed.

People can learn the folding technique through a website, though much practice is needed. On the other hand, people will be impressed by the state-of-the-art origami engineering once we master it.

PART B_3

Now, let’s review some words and sentences from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and sentences from part B_2.)

PART B_4

PART B_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.

PART B_6

1. What happens if we repeatedly fold and unfold a map?
Answer:
2. What do the diamond-shaped patterns in drink cans do?
Answer:
3. What do some insects do to fly?
Answer:
4. Where can people learn Miura-Ori?
Answer:
PART B_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 B_8

PART C_1

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PART C_2

end up doing
bud
on the other hand
PART C_3

Now, let’s review your sentences.
(Please review your student’s sentences by sending them in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected sentences.)

PART C_4

PART D_1

Let’s study the example below. I will read the sample question, and you will read the sample answer.

PART D_2

Sample Question:
Studying English is important. Do you agree with that?
Sample Answer:
I agree. In my opinion, English is not only a school subject but a language that can be used for communication. To have a good future, we need to study English so we can have more opportunities to achieve success.
PART D_3

You will defend your opinion about the following topics. Your answer should have at least one reason.
Your answer should start with “I agree/ I disagree”.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART D_4

1. Origami is necessary for modern engineering and science. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
2. All schools should have a curriculum in paper folding. Do you agree with that?
Answer: I agree / I disagree
PART D_5

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_6

PART E_1

Now, please answer the following questions. Give at least one reason to support your opinion.
I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.

PART E_2

1. How can origami improve students’ skills?
Answer:
2. Do you think origami is beneficial for our well-being? Why or why not?
Answer:
PART E_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 E_4